Species: Centrochelys sulcata
Favorite Food: Peppers
Meet Our TortoiseThis tortoise needs a name! Make a donation in his honor, and submit your favorite name. The best submissions will be narrowed down and put to a vote during our "shell-ection" at the end of the month.
It's official! We have our first ever shelled rescue. Weighing in at 100 pounds, this 15 year old sulcata tortoise is now calling Lions Tigers & Bears their forever home.
His previous owners were elderly and could no longer care for him, so they reached out to us for help and we have opened our sanctuary to provide him with lifetime care. We are currently working on a new habitat for him which will include loads of enrichment features, burrows and species-specific landscaping.
Here are some interesting facts about the Sulcata tortoise:
- They are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world - only the Galapagos tortoise and Aldabra giant tortoise are bigger
- They are herbivores, and enjoy a variety of leafy greens
- They are a burrowing species, and are excellent diggers!
- They can live to be 80+ years old in captivity