African spurred tortoise Centrochelys sulcata
- 85 cm
- Grassen, zaden, vruchten
- 80 - 100 kg
- 80 - 100 jaar/ans/years
- African spurred tortoise
- Droge gebieden
- Centraal Afrika
Animals in our sanctuary
For fifteen years Turbo enjoyed a beautiful life with her former owner. The woman took very good care of her and gave her enough space to walk around. With pain in her heart, the woman finally decided to hand her over to De Zonnegloed, because the care was starting to become too heavy.
Nitro was kept as a pet by a young man. When the man left for Australia, he left Nitro with his parents. During his trip, the man decided to move to Australia for good and never returned for Nitro. The man's parents did not like to take care of the turtle and brought the animal into a shelter.
Suzy was purchased by a private owner. At a certain moment, the woman voluntarily gave up the African spurred tortoise. Upon arrival she told the animal shelter that she had bought the animal in an impulse, but she later regretted it, because the animal was getting bigger and the care became too heavy.
Where does he feel most at home?
The African spurred tortoise likes to live on the dry fields of Central Africa.
What’s his favourite food?
They love grasses, seeds and fruits.
The African spurred tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world and largest mainland tortoise.Adopt this African spurred tortoise