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Leopard tortoise

By MSA 2005 Map showing grasslands, scrub forests habitats in southern and eastern Africa


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Chelonia
Family: Testudinidae
Genus and species: Geochelone pardalis
Many turtle eggs hatch in 90 to 120 days. But leopard tortoise eggs may incubate for more than a year, in underground nests, before hatchlings emerge.


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