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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.
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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