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Sulcata Tortoise

Scientific Name

Centrochelys sulcata

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

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Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
Some tortoises can live up to 150 years! They also have a very slow metabolism, which is why they can go months without eating or drinking.

Life Span

In the wild

70- 90 years

at the zoo

80- 100 years



70-150 pounds


14-18 inches 



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from Africa.                                                                                                 They inhabit a variety of habitats including deserts and grasslands.

Conservation Status

Endangered (EN)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Sulcata Tortoise
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford