African Spurred Tortoise
About the African Spurred Tortoise
The African Spurred Tortoise is the largest tortoise in mainland Africa. It is well camouflaged in its desert home by its sandy color, from its yellow-brown skin to its brownish carapace (upper shell). The back of its thigh bears two or three large conical spurs for which the tortoise is named.
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The African spurred tortoise is the largest tortoise on the African mainland. The only tortoises in the world bigger are the Aldabra and the Galapagos.