Snake Park
Snake Park

Angulate Tortoise

Common Name: Angulate Tortoise

Scientific Name: Chersina angulata

Diet: They naturally eat a wide variety of indigenous South African plants

Overview: The angulate tortoise is a species of tortoise found in dry areas and coastal scrub vegetation in South Africa. 

Reproduction: The whole nesting process can take 2 to 3 hours. Depending on the season, incubation takes 90 to 200 days. Hatchlings weigh 8 to 12 g and emerge after the first autumn rains. In ideal conditions, female angulate tortoises can produce six clutches of eggs per year.

Natural Enemies: Humans

Conservation Status and Threats: Their natural habitat is the fynbos, karoo, albany thickets and coastal scrub.

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