Leopard Tortoise
February 13, 2016
Common Chimpanzee
February 13, 2016
Scientific name:
Kinixys belliana
Up to 22 cm. A brown, yellow and brown or yellow and black tortoise, the shell is rounded at the back and slopes gently forwards. There is a hinge at the back of the carapace.
Dry to moist savanna and coastal thicket, from the sea level to nearly 2000 metres altitude.
Diurnal, most active during rainy season. Spends atnight in holes, in rock crackes or under boulders.
Omnivorous, eating plants, invertebrates and carrion.
Males fight in the breeding season. Lays two to seven eggs, roughly 3 cm diameter.