Scientist are surprised by how many biological features this creature shares with planet Earth's tortoise.
With approximately half of an elephant's size, the rare, armored Philachas can be found in groups of up to three; one male and two females. Males are extremely protective and will try to chase away any intruder within a kilometer radius from the point where the female(s) rest. Although clumsy, they can reach high enough speeds to charge effectively against an enemy opponent. In a continuous run a Philachas will reach a top speed of 60 mph in just a few minutes. This omnivorous creatures can extend their necks out to around 1.5 meters, this display is more common on females especially during the mating season.