St. Louis Aquarium Foundation
African Spurred Tortoises (like the one you saw on our Facebook Live video) are the ______ largest species of tortoise in the world.
Male African Spurred Tortoises can grow to be up to two and a half feet long and weigh up to ______ pounds!
African Spurred Tortoises can live to be up to _______ years old!
Tortoises are herbivores, meaning they eat only _________.
spicy chicken sandwiches
Tortoises can only move about 20 feet per minute, but that is okay because they don't need to run to protect themselves. Instead, they use their _______ for protection.
How does an African Spurred Tortoise stay cool when living in their natural desert habitat?
by digging dens deep in the ground where they can stay out of the sun
What is the difference between turtles and tortoises?
turtles live mostly in water and tortoises live mostly on land
turtles are big and tortoises are small
turtles have shells and tortoises do not
Turtles and tortoises have ______ which are made out of the same material as our fingernails.
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