Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata TortoisePhoto by Michael Marish

Scientific Name: Geochelone sulcata

  • Size: Weight: 100 to 200 pounds; Length: 24 to 36 inches
  • Diet: Herbivores, grasses and plants
  • Habitat: Deserts, semiarid grasslands, savannas and thorn shrublands
  • Range in the Wild: Sahara Desert and the Sahel

Conservation Status

Listed as Vulnerable.

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