Animal Corner – Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise is indigenous to areas in northern Africa, which is why it is also sometimes called African Spurred Tortoises. These are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world, able to grow up to 200 pounds! This is pretty amazing considering they start out life as hatchlings that are just about three inches in size!

This animal is an herbivore and basically consists of various plants and grasses. The species is known to live up to about 150 but it is suspected that they can live longer. It’s hard to keep track of their lifespan given that they can really outlive us! If you’re interested in seeing one of these guys in person you’re in luck, we have the Sulcata Tortoise for you to visit!