Life span: 25 + years
Russia, to eastern Iran, to northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Temperature: Low 90s
F in summer, 40s F in winter (as long as they can burrow)
Diet: Fresh cut grasses,
clover, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, beet or carrot tops,
Hibernation: This appears to be important to their health, and should be done properly