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Leopard Tortoise

Stigmochelys pardalis

NATURAL HABITAT
The leopard tortoise lives in savannah regions.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fallen fruit, vines, grasses, wild mushrooms and leaves
IN 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