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Our tortoise species

Radiated (Astrochelys Radiata)

Range- Madagascar, primarily on the west and east southern regions of the Island.   Habitat- The Radiated tortoise is a forest- and savanna-dwelling species. The unique and diverse geographical anomaly of Madagascar plays a very different role in the common … Continue reading

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Leopard (Stigmochelys Pardalis Babcocki)

Range- Central Northeastern to Southern Africa.   Habitat- Grasslands to subtropics make up the wide variety of the Leopard tortoises range. South Saharan Desert gets very warm during the day. Large variety of grassy pastures and mixtures of different soils like … Continue reading

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African Spur Thigh (Centrochelys Sulcata)

Range- Northern African Saharan Desert, Chad, Nigeria, Mali, Sudan, Senegal, Ethiopia.  Large span of Northern Africa is inhabited. Habitat- Given the large area in which the Sulcata is found, the majority of the landscape and natural habitat is very dry … Continue reading

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Speks Hingeback (Kinixys Belliana Spekii)

Range- Southeast Africa. Swaziland, Tanzania, and Mozambique.   Habitat- Speks Hingeback tortoises live in the grasslands and marshes in South East Africa. These small, unique tortoises are accustomed to very hot and dry conditions seasonally that is relatively common to South African nations. … Continue reading

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Elongated (Indotestudo Elongata)

Range- Eastern India, Southeast Asia, as far south as Borneo.   Habitat- A lot like the Forstens, the Elongated tortoise is found in thick, deep-forested areas, both wet and dry forest areas of South East Asia. They inhabit a wide … Continue reading

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Forstens (Indotestudo Forstenii)

Range- Celebes Islands, Indonesia, Sulawesi   Habitat- The Forstens tortoise is a very deep dry rain forest dweller. This species is a very peculiar species in its native thickly forested locations. Forstens tend to live in very deep in the Southeast … Continue reading

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Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

  Range- Sri Lanka Habitat- Island of Sri Lanka. Environment similar to that of the Indian Star. Sri Lanka does have a bit more humidity and tropical terrain than India. The Sri Lankan Star’s native terrain is very similar, but … Continue reading

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Indian Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Range- India, Eastern Pakistan, and Sri Lanka Habitat-Indian Star tortoises inhabit dry semi-grassland areas and can be found all over India. Recent studies have shown that because of the physical differences of the Northern, Southern, and Sri Lanken varieties, that … Continue reading

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