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African spurred or sulcata tortoise ( Centrochelys sulcata )
African spurred or sulcata tortoise ( Centrochelys sulcata )

African spurred tortoises are common, but they require calcium-fortified fibrous plant-based diets and broad-spectrum lighting. They can grow from 5-cm (2") hatchlings to more than 100 kg as adults. Consequently they need large, preferably outdoor enclosures, which makes their management challenging, especially in northern latitudes.

Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.

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