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Tortoise: Speke's Hinged

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Re: Identification help: Speke's hinged tortoise

Unread postby o-dog » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:47 pm

:thumbs_up: ...agreed!

Your post made me double check...never have I seen so many as in December. Maybe 5-7 Speke's Hinged Tortoise in total, mostly close to Skukuza. Great to be interested in everything though, I find it makes the trip so much more rewarding :D

Anyway this is an interesting sighting you mention..I am sure I read it somewhere on the forum in the last week so if it wasn't you, have a little look. I do remember once seeing a large herd of buffalo go into a small dam and you should have seen the mass exodus of all the terapins crawling out and then one or two buffalo started chasing them. It was really funny!

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Re: Identification help: Speke's hinged tortoise

Unread postby charbel » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:06 am

Nice!
We saw this Speke's hinged tortoise in H2-2, going from Pretoriuskop to Afsaal...

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Re: Identification help: Speke's hinged tortoise

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:09 am

That is a tortoise, and there are only two species of tortoise in KNP, nl. the Leopard and Speke's Hinged.

That is the Speke's. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification help: Tortoises

Unread postby bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Hi there, I found this tortoise in Berg-en-Dal camp.Image

Could anyone tell me what variety it is. bondm

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Re: Identification help: Tortoises

Unread postby Ales » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:53 am

That is a speke's hinged tortoise.

I wonder how he got in the camp?
He looks too big to fit through the fences.


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