Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki
Central NΕ to Southern Africa
Φυτοφάγο. Διάφορα είδη βλάστησης και φρούτα, με προτίμηση στα παχύφυτα και τα ώριμα φρούτα.
Habitat: Shrublands, savannahs
Incubation: 5-30 eggs, incubation 8-18 months
Social structure: Solitary
Weight: max 54kg
Dimensions: max 70cm
Lifespan: 100 years
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
Threats: Hunting for their meat, for the pet trade and for use in traditional medicine.
Did you know that:
Female digs a hole of 20 to 30cm depth in which she lays her eggs and then she leaves. Hatchlings are immediately independent upon emerging.
They will usually float in water if their habitat is inundated by floods.