Native to Africa, the Pancake Tortoisegets its name from the flat shape of its carapace.
|Length||17.8 cm (7.0 in) by carapace length|
|Coloration||Patterns of pale yellow and dark brown|
|Distribution||Native to southern Kenya and northern and eastern Tanzania|
|Habitat||Found along the hillsides with rocky outcrops, in arid thorn scrub and savanna|
|Diet||Herbivorous diet feeding on a both fresh and dry grasses and some kind of fruits|
|Breeding Season||January and February|
|Clutch Size||1 egg at a time with multiple eggs laid throughout the season|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Vulnerable|
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Published on January 28th 2017 by staff under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.
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