Radiated tortoises eating.

Radiated Tortoise

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The radiated tortoise is a species of large tortoise from Madagascar.

Radiated tortoise.

Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), Toronto Zoo.

Each plate of the radiated tortoise’s shell has a radiated pattern, hence the name.

Radiated tortoises.

A few beautiful shell patterns.

Radiated tortoises are vegetarian, mostly herbivorous but they do occasionally eat pieces of fruit.

Radiated tortoises eating.

Radiated tortoises eating their greens in the Toronto Zoo.

Radiated tortoises are critically endangered in the wild, mostly due to habitat loss. The specimens features in these pictures live in the African Rainforest Pavilion inside the Toronto Zoo.

Radiated tortoise.

Further Readings:

Radiated tortoise on ARKive.
Radiated tortoise on Wikipedia.
Last updated: October 24, 2014

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