Pancake Tortoise

Fast, for a Tortoise: At the sign of danger, the pancake tortoise runs for shelter among the rocks rather than withdrawing into its shell like other tortoises.

Latin name: Malacochersus tornieri Where: Reptile House Length: 5.5 to 6.5 in Weight: 1 lb Habitat: Rocky Outcrops Diet: Grasses, leaves, and fruit Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable) Range: Eastern central Africa

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Reptile House