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An African spurred tortoise here at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo. These big guys are actually the third largest tortoise, being beat out only by the Galapagos and Aldabra. They're also listed as Vulnerable. So save the tortoises. The two we have here at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo are here (like all our animals) as rehabilitation animals.
These tortoises inhabit the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa.