Leopard Tortoise

Leopard Tortoise

Scientific Name

Stigmochelys pardalis

Range

Southeast Africa

Habitats

Grasslands and savannahs

What do they eat?

Herbivorous; plants like grasses and succulents

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Consumption and pet trade

Fun Facts
  • Eat hyena poop for calcium to keep their shell strong
    • Hyenas often digest the bones of their prey when they hunt
  • Their shell is attached to their spine so they can feel when their shell is touched
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