African Spurred Tortoise Centrochelys sulcata

Many Senegalese people revere this tortoise as a symbol of fertility, happiness and longevity.

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ORIGIN:
Southern Sahara

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HABITAT:
Dry grasslands and desert edges

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
80-110 lbs
Length: 24-30 in

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DIET:
Succulent plants

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PREDATORS:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Hard shell

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REPRODUCTION:
8-month incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
54 yrs in human care

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