REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 26
It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s the day of the week when we meet a reptile! Woohoo! We’re heading to the grasslands of Africa to meet a big tortoise! Who’s ready to go? Let’s do this!
MEET THE AFRICAN SPUR-THIGHED TORTOISE!
Diet: Herbivore: grasses, weeds, leaves
Conservation Status: vulnerable
- African Spur-thighed tortoises have spurs on their hind legs.
- They are the 3rd largest tortoise on the planet.
- African spur-thighed tortoise males are smaller than females.
- They live in burrows.
- They graze on grass and weeds.
- They have a life span from 30-50 years.
These big tortoises are awesome! They are largest tortoise that lives on the mainland, since Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises all live on islands! These guys are often kept as pets. They need loads of special care and space, because they are so big; so it’s very, very important that you do your research before deciding to get one!