Animal Species

African Spurred Tortoise
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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.

Sponsors
Mary Meade; Amy S. & Eric J. Jaglowski; Grandpa Yanosko
Habitat
Desert to dry savannah in Africa
Size
26-35 inches long
Weight
Weigh about 180 pounds
Lifespan
Up to 100 years
Diet
Succulent plants and annual grasses
Reproduction
15-30 eggs incubate for about 8 months
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Threats
Habitat loss, overgrazing by livestock and illegal pet trade