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African spurred tortoise "sunbathing" in Reptile Zoo Iguana, Vlissingen A gathering of the largest land tortoises on the planet. The reason this family is stationed at this Reptile Zoo is that somebody illegally imported them into the Netherlands. As sending them back was no option in this case, the Reptile Zoo has provided a sanctuary for them. They even managed to reproduce.  African spurred tortoise,Centrochelys sulcata,Europe,Netherlands,Vlissingen Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

African spurred tortoise "sunbathing" in Reptile Zoo Iguana, Vlissingen

A gathering of the largest land tortoises on the planet. The reason this family is stationed at this Reptile Zoo is that somebody illegally imported them into the Netherlands. As sending them back was no option in this case, the Reptile Zoo has provided a sanctuary for them. They even managed to reproduce.

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The African spurred tortoise , also called the sulcata tortoise, is a species of tortoise which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa. It is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world and the largest species of mainland tortoise not found on an island.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 14, 2014. Captured Apr 21, 2014 13:33.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/9.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO6400
  • 105mm