African spurred tortoise

The African spurred tortoise is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The African Spurred Tortoise is native to the Sahara Desert and the Sahel, a transitional ecoregion of semi-arid grasslands, savannas, and thorn shrublands found in the countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan In these arid regions More

HOUSING AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISES INDOORS - The most useful form of indoor accommodation for African Spurred tortoises consists of a “turtle table’. To all appearances this looks like a bookshelf unit flipped onto its back. More

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* The African Spurred Tortoise is the 3rd largest tortoise in the world! Reproduction: The much larger male and the female sulcata begin the mating process in the rainy season. More

Not only is the African Spurred Tortoise the largest tortoise on the African mainland, it is the third largest tortoise on the planet! Sulcata Tortoise Contents * Distribution: * Status * Description: More

The African spurred tortoise is the largest tortoise of the African mainland, and is surpassed in size only by the giant island species from Aldabra and Galápagos (4) (5). More

Kaplan's African Spurred Tortoise care sheet will give you a list of the safe and appropriate plants and grasses with which to landscape your tortoise's pen. That link is:, the Tortoise Trust web site has a video you can order on that subject. More

The African spurred tortoise is also called the spurred tortoise or sulcata. The sulcata used to be a rare tortoise but because of successful captive breeding it is now one of the most common tortoises in captivity. More

The African Spurred Tortoise Geochelone sulcata in Captivity. Taxon Media Publishing and others. 80pp. ISBN 1-885209-25-8. Vetter, Holger. 2005. Chelonian Library Volume 1: Leopard and African Spurred Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis and Centrochelys sulcata. Chimaira. 189pp. ISBN 3-89973-601-x. More

The African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) is a species of tortoise which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa. Their diet provides them with most of their water requirements, but they do drink. More

The African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) is also known as the 'Grooved Tortoise', the 'Spur Tortoise' and the 'African Spur Thigh Tortoise'. More

· The African spurred tortoise can dig burrows 20 or more feet deep and can be quite destructive in their digging. · Some African cultures regard the spurred tortoise as a mediator between men and God. More

The African spurred tortoise is the third largest type of tortoise in the world. It has become a common pet in Europe. Female African spurred tortoises will raise their shell up off the ground and then drop it with a thud. More

Can african spurred tortoise eat insects? / Gigi Soltero (03/11/2006) Hi i was wondering if african spurred tortoises can eat insects like crickets and ants? 01. More

African Spurred Tortoise at Box Turtle Care and Conservation Webpage Central Florida Sulcata Rescue Chelonia The Art of the Possible East Texas Herpetological Society HoustonTurtlers - Houston Area Turtle Lovers at Yahoo. More

Common names

african spurred tortoise in English - English
Grooved tortoise in English - English
Sporenschildpad in Dutch - Nederlands
Spornschildkröte in German - Deutsch
Tortue sillonnée in French - français
Tortuga con púas in Spanish - español
Żółw pustynny in Polish - polski
Черепаха африканская шпорная in Russian - русский язык
Шпороносная черепаха in Russian - русский язык
צב יבשה דרבני in Hebrew - ‫עברית

Picture of Geochelone sulcata has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Animal Diversity Web
Author: James Dowling-Healey
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Order : Testudines
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Geochelone
Species : Geochelone sulcata
Authority : MILLER 1779