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Leopard Tortoise, Geochelone pardalis, is the largest tortoise in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. This chelonian is a grazing species of tortoise that favors semi arid, thorny to grassland habitats. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, East Africa.
This chelonian is a grazing species of tortoise that favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats, although some leopard tortoises have been found in rainier areas. In both very hot and very cold weather they may dwell in abandoned fox, jackal, or anteater holes. Leopard tortoises do not dig other than to make nests in which to lay eggs. Not surprisingly, given its propensity for grassland habitats, it grazes extensively upon mixed grasses. It also favors the fruit and pads of the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.), succulents and thistles. The African Leopard Tortoise typically lives 80 to 100 years.
(Featured in The World as we See or. or as we Missed it.)

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    10 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos

    – Carole-Anne

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – Carole-Anne

  • JRPowers
    JRPowersover 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented hugs

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Jeanette

    – Carole-Anne

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 1 year ago

    16 Apr 2013 – challenge “Land- of waterskilpaaie / Land or water tortoises in Afrika / in Africa”

  • Thank you Maree

    – Carole-Anne

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