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African Spur Thighed Tortoise

They can go weeks without food and water and when they do get to water, they can drink up to 15% of their body weight.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Centrochelys sulcata


Only in North Africa near the Sahara desert

Location in the Zoo

Across from Ankole Cattle

Cool Animal Fact

Sulcata comes from the Latin word sulcus, which means furrow and refers to the deep lines on their shells.