From the outside looking in, some might assume that tortoises prefer to be solitary.
After all, there is all that napping. And the very intent head-down grazing. And then more napping.
And then there is the burrowing and the digging and (for some) the hibernating….all quite natural activities for the alleged shelled introvert.
But perhaps tortoises are just solitary because they don’t meet others of their kind very frequently. After all, when they do….