Radiated Tortoise

Geochelone radiate

Sporting a striking star-shaped pattern of yellow streaks on its high-domed shell, the radiated tortoise is considered one of the world’s most beautiful tortoises. Unfortunately, its beauty makes the tortoise a target for the pet trade, which is one of the threats it faces in the wild.

Fact File

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where to see themWhere to see them: Spaulding Children's Zoo
lengthLength: Up to 1.3 ft
weightWeight: Up to 35 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 40 to 50 yrs
habitatHabitat: Dry woodlands
dietDiet: Grass, fruit, and cactus