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Leopard Tortoise
(Geochelone paradalis)

The leopard tortoise is found in southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Body size:
  • The leopard tortoise is the second largest African mainland tortoise (the African spurred tortoise is larger).
  • It is not unusual to find specimens 35 to 45cm in length and weighing over 15kg.
Current status:
Not endangered
Mounted Skeleton of a leopard tortoise from the museum