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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:24 am 
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Would someone be able to tell me what the different types of tortoises are that you find in the Kruger?

Do you only find the leopard tortoise or is there more types?


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Also believe there is the Spekes Hinged Tortoise but can't ever recall seeing it.


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Lourenco, if terrapin's are included in your enquiry, Kruger is said to have:
Spekes Hinged Tortoise
Pan Hinged Terrapin
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
and the Leopard Tortoise

We saw these two guys on our last visit:
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Could someone please help with the ID of this extremely tiny little Tortoise we saw in Kruger in Feb.

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That's a Leopard!

Was it in a tree? :twisted:

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When I was in the Park in January, we were amazed at the amount of really tiny Leopards crossing the road.

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Imberbe wrote:
Was it in a tree? :twisted:

Not unless the tree looked a lot like a sand road. :twisted:

Thanks for the ID. :D

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just read this thread now and i am loving it! how to ID a tortoise! they are all so cute!

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Meandering Mouse wrote:
When I was in the Park in January, we were amazed at the amount of really tiny Leopards crossing the road.


You often find lots of tortoises on the roads just after rain. They come to use the puddles that collect there to "fill up."

And you are correct, it is quite an eye opener to see just how many there are.

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In West Coast Nat Park the angulates and tent tortoise come out in numbers and get squished by fast traffic. When are those speed bumps gonna happen!!! this plus puffies, cape cobras, mole snakes, skaapsteckers etc etc etc etc

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