The Sulcata Tortoise is indigenous to areas in northern Africa, which is why it is also sometimes called the African spurred tortoise. These are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world, able to grow up to 200 pounds! This is pretty amazing considering they start out life as hatchlings that are just about three inches in size!
The Sulcata Tortoise is an herbivore and basically consists of various plants and grasses. They are known to live up to about 150 but it is suspected that they can live longer. It’s hard to keep track of their timespan given that they can really outlive us! If you’re interested in seeing one of these guys in person you’re in luck, we have the Sulcata Tortoise for you to visit!