Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

 

Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

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 with a more varied, less dry terrain than the arid, sandy, dirt, partial rocky land of Indian Star.

Diet- Grasses, large variety of succulents.

Size- Larger than the Indian Star. Males can reach 9-10+”, and females can reach 13”-14″

Conservation- Listed as a common no concern animal. However, native numbers are a lot lower than the Indian mainland star. Sri Lanka tends to be susceptible to more tsunamis, posing a greater threat to the Sri Lankan Star. Poaching of the Sri Lankan Star is a concern as well because this species is in high demand in the commercial pet trade.

Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Female Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Female Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Male Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

Male Sri Lanken Star (Geochelone Elegans)

 

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