Radiated Tortoise

This animal is critically endangered due to habitat loss and collection for the international pet trade. It lives in thorny brush and can survive up to 60 years.


  • Scientific Name: Astrochelys radiata
  • Range: Southern Madagascar
  • Status in the Wild: Critically Endangered
  • Location in the Zoo: Duck Lake, Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat
  • Cool Animal Fact:Named for the radiating lines on its shell.