Photo by Julie Larsen Maher, WCS.
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher, WCS.

Common name: Radiated tortoise
Size: 42 cm
Distribution: Madagascar in the Antandrov Territory in the south between the Mandrare and Menarandra waterways.
Habitat: Dry Didierea woodland, stands of euphorbias, and scrub and thorn brush
Vivaria: Dry terrarium
Diet: Herbivorous, feeds on grasses, introduced Opunitia cacti, fruits and other succulents in its natural habitat. Red foods seem to be preferred.
Cites status: Appendix I