Leopard Tortoise

Leopard Tortoise 

The leopard tortoise is one of the largest mainland tortoises and has an elevated carapace that is tawny, yellow or buff, with brown centers to each scute with black radiations and spots. They are named for this coloring and pattern.

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME GEOCHELONE PARDALIS
WHERE IN THE WILD? GRASSLANDS, SCRUB AREAS, SHELTERING TREES  OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? PLANTS, TOADSTOOLS, FRUIT, BONES FOR CALCIUM
LIFE EXPECTANCY UP TO 75 YEARS