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Recently I visited Reepark @ Ebeltoft, Denmark which is one of the smaller of the 5-10 big zoo's here in Denmark. Photographed is an African spurred Tortoise. This species is the largest mainland tortoise and can be over 100 years old. The African spurred Tortoise is able to survive long periods of drought by using its sharp claws to dig down into the soil and then enter a kind of hibernation.
The female lays around 20-30 eggs into the soil. The new small tortoises have to be self-reliant when they dig their way to the surface, because there will be no family bonds between then and where parents.
to see the full-size picture (3356x2587)EDIT It was around 60cm which is about 36-50 kg. I think it is about 10-30 years old, but maybe I should write the zoo Tools of made
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