Named after the spurs on its hind legs, these tortoises have broad, oval, flattened carapaces (top of shell), that are can brown to yellow in color.
- African spurred tortoise is the largest mainland tortoise.
- African spurred tortoises are strictly vegetarian therefore only eat plant material.
- These tortoises dig burrows in the ground where they take shelter from their harsh, hot, arid habitat.
|Zoo name(s)||Fatima, Habib|
|Zoo location||Tortoise Yard|