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Leopard Tortoise

Stigmochelys pardalis

Description:

The leopard tortoise is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world, with typical adults reaching 18-inch (460 mm) and weighing 40-pound (18 kg).It is a large and attractively marked tortoise. The carapace is high and domed, and pyramid shaped scutes are not uncommon. The skin and background color is cream to yellow, and the carapace is marked with black blotches, spots or even dashes or stripes. Each individual is marked uniquely.

Notes:

Spotted near Lake Baringo, Kenya

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Baringo, Kenya

Spotted on Aug 29, 1987
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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