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AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Geochelone sulcata
HOUSE NAME: "Digger"
HABITAT: Southern Sahara Desert, Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
The African spurred tortoise can dig burrows 20 or more feet deep and can be quite destructive in their digging. As they live in a warm climate, they do not hibernate like many turtles and tortoises.
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