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Tortoise ID

Postby gekosin » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:59 pm

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Can someone please ID this tortoise for me? My friends found it in their yard near the pool and have no clue what to do with it.

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Re: Tortoise ID

Postby Warren Klein » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:15 pm

That's a male Angulate tortoise.
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Re: Tortoise ID

Postby pytoxic » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:28 pm

Herphabitat, how to you tell the difference between the male and female?
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Re: Tortoise ID

Postby Warren Klein » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:33 pm

Besides a deep concavity in the plastron, males have an elongate gular which they use for fighting that is clearly visible in this specimen.
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Re: Tortoise ID

Postby Bushviper » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:06 am

That animal is an escaped "exotic" meaning it cannot be returned to the wild as they dont occur in this province. Take it to the JHB zoo and they can include it in their display.
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