Meet Our Animals > African Spurred Tortoise
Quick Facts
Native to Africa
Primary Diet Grasses, flowers, weeds, and cacti
Adult Weight 90 to 200 pounds
Lifespan 80 to 100 years
Status Endangered

African Spurred Tortoise

The African spurred tortoise is the largest mainland tortoise. They can reach 30 inches in length and well over 100 pounds. This tortoise can go weeks without food or water, and it can drink up to 15 percent of its body weight when it finds a water source.


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