Scientific name: Geochelone carbonaria
Habitat: dry grasslands, humid forest
Diet: plants, leaves, fruits; also carrion
Life span: 15 years
Young: 5-8 eggs/clutch, 1-4 clutches/year
Size: 30 cm long (12 in)
These medium sized tortoises have a distinct shell shape. As the tortoise matures, its top shell develops inward curves, so it resembles an hourglass instead of an oval.
During the breeding season, male tortoises fight each other for females by flipping their opponents onto their backs.
They are captured for food and the pet trade.
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