Leopard Tortoise

Geochelone pardalis

Leopard Tortoise, Geochelone pardalis, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed in the savanna habitat west of Lake Bogoria, Rift Valley, Eldoret, Kenya. 8 October 2010.

A colorful, common tortoise of savanna habitats across Africa. They are principally herbivores taking grasses, succulent herbs and fallen fruit as food.

Testudinidae -- Land Turtle Family

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Kenya Natural History

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