Leopard Tortoise

Leopard  Tortoise / Geochelone pardalis
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The Leopard tortoise is a large and attractively marked tortoise which has a wide distribution in sub-Saharan Africa. It grows to quite a respectable size, with adults reaching up to 60cm and 30kg.The leopard tortoise is a large, grazing species that favours semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats, where it lives extensively upon mixed grasses, fruit and pads of cactus, succulents and thistles. Leopard tortoises are the fourth largest species of tortoise, after the Sulcata tortoise, the Galapagos tortoise, and Seychelles Island tortoise.
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