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Bells Hingeback (Kinixys Belliana Belliana)

Bells Hingeback (Kinixys Belliana Belliana) Range-Somalia, northern Mozambique to east Cameroon and Nigeria. Centrally ranging in Africa. This species does overlap in range with the western bells (Kinixys Belliana Nogyuei) a complete different species commonly identified as Belliana Belliana. Habitat-Belliana … Continue reading

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Zombensis Hingeback (Kinixys Zombensis)

Zombensis (Kinixys zombensis) Range-Somalia to Republic of South Africa only inhabiting eastern regions of Africa. There range does not go much further from east to west by about 350 or so kilometers inland from the coast. Habitat-Savanas where the zombensis … Continue reading

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Lobatse Hingeback (Kinixys Lobatsiana)

Lobatse Hingeback (Kinixys Lobatsiana) Range-Kenya to Republic of South Africa only inhabiting eastern regions of Africa. There range does not go much further from east to west by about 400 or so kilometers inland from the coast. Habitat-Savanas where the … Continue reading

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Pyxis Planicauda

    Flat Tailed Tortoise(Pyxis Planicauda) Range-Central Western  Madagascar. Habitat-Low land dry forest comprise of this species habitat in Western Madagascar. They are endemic only at the basin of the rivers Monrondava and Tsirbihina. A mixture of forests and thorny bushes … Continue reading

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Pyxis Arachnoides Brygooi

  Range-Northern  Madagascar. Habitat-Coastal Forests mixed with thorn bush makes up most the pyxis arachnoides brygooi species habitat. Little rainfall occurs in these areas. When the dryest part of the season comes around they will aestivate after laying their eggs. Ounce … Continue reading

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Indotestudo Elongata Feeding Habits In The Wild

By Kelly Hull Indotestudo elongate (Elongated Tortoise) are a very interesting species of tortoise found in South East Asia. primarily found in Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The Elongated are an omnivorous species of tortoise. They have been found eating carrion, … Continue reading

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The Burmese Brown Mountain (Manouria Emys Emys)

Range – Southeast Asia. from Eastern India all the way down to Borneo and Sumatra. Habitat – Burmese Mountains are a forest-floor dweller in the very humid and wet rain forest in Southeast Asia. This species is one of the only tortoise species that … Continue reading

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Impressed Tortoise (Manouria Impressa)

Range- Impressed tortoises are found in Southeast Asia in nations of Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Thailand. Habitat- The Impressed tortoise lives in mountainous regions of very thick and cool dark rain forest at very high elevations. The dense forest limit … Continue reading

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Texas Tortoise (Gopherus Berlandieri)

Range-Texas Tortoises can be found not only in the state of Texas but in regions of northern Mexico as well. Habitat-Texas tortoises are found in grasslands and very dry savanna like territories. They have an extreme tolerance to heat and … Continue reading

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Greek Tortoise (Testudo Graeca Iberia)

Range-Greek tortoises are found in the Mediterranean. The Greek tortoise lays claim to Northern Africa, Southern Europe(Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey). They are also found in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, and sometimes Georgia and Azerbaijan. Habitat- Depending on which … Continue reading

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