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.
|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|