Outside Animals

Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis


The leopard tortoise lives in savannah regions.

Diet in the wild

Fallen fruit, vines, grasses, wild mushrooms and leaves

Diet at the Zoo

Various greens, hay and specially formulated tortoise chow

Fascinating Facts

  • Females lay up to 30 eggs in a nest 10 inches deep
  • Can live 80 to 90 years
  • Depend on other senses to find food and avoid predators
  • Have a row of small toenails enabling them to dig
  • Can go underwater for up to 10 minutes