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Leopard Tortoise

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Order:     Turtle, Tortoises & Terrapins
Family:   Tortoises
Genus:   Typical tortoises
Species: G. pardalis

Conservation Status:
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Leopard Tortoise

Found in Central to Southern Africa

Habitat: Savannah in grasslands & scrub forests.

Size:        These are large tortoises that can weigh up to 30kg and measure 60cm (24 inches) in length.

Diet: Herbivore. In the wild they enjoy grass, cactus and weeds.

Threats: habitat loss, pet trade

Did you know? As well as being able to float this tortoise is thought to be able to stay under water for periods of time!