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Giant African land snail Achatina fulica

Animals in our sanctuary

Date of birth
Date taken in

These African giant snails come from a private owner who no longer wanted to care for the animals. They were taken in as a group and can live together in De Zonnegloed for the rest of their lives.

Date taken in

Covy was found in a box by a salesman from an African fruit and vegetable shop and simply put out on the street. Probably without knowing that it was an exotic animal. The animal was noticed by a passer-by and taken home to be cared for. When the woman realised that she could not provide enough care for Covy, she contacted us to offer him a dignified life with the other Giant African land snails.

Where does he feel most at home?

The Giant African snail lives in the east of Africa in the soil of the jungle.

What's his favourite food?

They love to eat vegetables and fruits, like apples, endive and carrots. It is known that the snails like to eat from over 500 different plant varieties.

Fun fact

They can feel vibrations through their snail leg, which makes them able to hear their surroundings.

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