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Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis), Rocklands, South Africa<br />
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The Leopard Tortoise is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa, from Sudan to the southern Cape.<br />
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The only member of the genus Stigmochelys, it is a grazing species that favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats. In both very hot and very cold weather they may dwell in abandoned fox, jackal, or aardvark holes.