Did you know?
From the moment they hatch, African spurred tortoises are very aggressive towards one another; especially at breeding times. Males can commonly be seen ramming into each other and attempting to flip one another over.
March 2021 : Marius C Piecuch, D.M.D
October 2022: Callum Budacki
November 2022: Mary J. Rosiak
December 2022: Marius & Gerri Piecuch
Desert to dry savannah in Africa
26-35 inches long
Weigh about 180 pounds
Up to 100 years
Succulent plants and annual grasses
15-30 eggs incubate for about 8 months
Habitat loss, overgrazing by livestock and illegal pet trade