The fourth largest species of tortoise in the world, the Leopard Tortoise is an African tortoise that are known for their spectacular patterns and markings that remind of leopard skin (and hence the name). These reptiles typically live for 80-100 years.
|Length||Average 18-inch (460 mm)|
|Coloration||Segmented hexagonal patterns that vary from light to dark beige or yellow with dark brown to black partition|
|Distribution||Savannas of Eastern and Southern Africa, from Sudan to the southern Cape|
|Habitat||Semi-arid, thorny to grassland regions|
|Diet||Herbivore; mostly grasses, but also weeds and flowers|
|Clutch Size||5 to 18 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|