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African spurred tortoise Centrochelys sulcata

African spurred tortoise - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this African spurred tortoise

Features

Size:
85 cm
Nutrition:
Grassen, zaden, vruchten
Weight:
80 - 100 kg
Age:
80 - 100 jaar/ans/years
Status:
Kwetsbaar
Family:
African spurred tortoise
Environment:
Droge gebieden
{$lblHabitat}:
Centraal Afrika

Animals in our sanctuary

Turbo
Date of birth
20-02-2004
Date of arrival
28-02-2019
Turbo

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
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
19-08-2019
Nitro

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
Date of birth
01-01-2010
Date of arrival
07-11-2019
Suzy

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.

Fun fact

The African spurred tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world and largest mainland tortoise.

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