Leopard Tortoise Geochelone Pardalis

Take a quick look at a leopard tortoise’s shell and you’ll see where its name comes from!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Densely vegetated areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 120 lbs
Height: 18 in

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DIET:
Fruits and grasses

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PREDATORS:
Mongooses and jackals

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 5-6 yrs

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THREATS:
Human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 100 yrs in the wild

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