Meet the newest addition to our family.
A Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis).
He / She has no name yet :o
We fell in love with this specie for a loooong time already but never got around buying one,
untill 2 weeks ago at the Expo in Arras France, we finally made the step to buy one,
though we want to buy 1-2 more to place it in a group.

The leopard tortoise is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa,
from Sudan to the southern Cape.
This turtle is a grazing species that favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats.
In both very hot and very cold weather they may dwell in abandoned fox, jackal, or anteater holes.

The leopard tortoise is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world,
with typical adults reaching 40 centimetres (16 in) and weighing 13 kilograms (29 lb).
Adults tend to be larger in the northern and southern ends of their range,
where typical specimens weigh up to 20 kilograms (44 lb)
and an exceptionally large tortoise may reach 70 centimetres (28 in) and weigh 40 kilograms (88 lb)


To see mor of our stunning animals check out "Guardian Geckos"