Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys Radiata)

Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys Radiata) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Critically Endangered Key Descriptions “The world’s most beautiful tortoise” is a nickname which has followed the Radiated Tortoise since its discovery on the island of Madagascar. Predominantly yellow in appearance with elephantine feet & a blunt head, the Radiated Tortoise earns its name from the finely […]

Red Ear Slider (Trachemys Scripts Elegans)

Red Ear Slider (Trachemys Scripts Elegans) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: NIL Key Descriptions The Red Eared Slider is one of the most common pets in the world. They get their name from the striking red stripe which runs along its ears & its signature ability of being able to effortlessly slide off logs & […]

Red Footed Turtle (Geochelone Carbonaria)

Red Footed Turtle (Geochelone Carbonaria) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions Red Footed Tortoise hail from the exotic Amazonia of South America. With distinctive red markings throughout its body & lightly tinged scutes which contrast its dark limbs & carapace, this medium sized tortoise can be found foraging throughout the savannah & forests […]

River Cooter (Psecudemys Concinna)

River Cooter (Psecudemys Concinna) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Least Concern Key Descriptions A fairly large turtle commonly found basking on logs & rocks along rivers & streams, the River Cooter is the largest North American member of its family. The species is distinguished by its narrow yet oval – shaped shell which ranges from […]

Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys Hamiltonii)

Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys Hamiltonii) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions The spotted pond turtle is dark, freshwater turtle which is predominantly black in coloration coupled with yellow spotty blemishes which are adorned throughout its head & carapace. This contrasting appearance of black on yellow makes them incredibly beautiful with hatchlings having brighter […]

African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys Sulcata)

African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys Sulcata) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions The African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata Tortoise is the largest tortoise of the African mainland and is surpassed in size only by the giant island species of Aldabra & Galapagos. A desert dwelling reptile with a sandy coloration, the African Spurred tortoise […]

Travancore Tortoise (Indotestudo Travancorica)

Travancore Tortoise (Indotestudo Travancorica) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions A forest dwelling species, the Travancore tortoise is a medium sized tortoise native to the highlands & mountains of the Western Ghats in southwest India. It occurs naturally in evergreen, moist deciduous & bamboo forests as well as in rubber & teak plantations […]

Yellow Footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis Denticulatus)

Yellow Footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis Denticulatus) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions Like the Red Footed Tortoise, the Yellow – Footed tortoise is a highly personable & attractive animal that occurs throughout the rainforests of South America. They are distinguished by the yellow scales on their front legs and a carapace which is coloured […]

Yellow Lined Box Turtle (Cuora Amboinensis)

Yellow Lined Box Turtle (Cuora Amboinensis) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Least Concern Key Descriptions Alternatively known as the Amboina box turtle, they are endemic to Southeast Asia. They are distinguished by the yellow lines which run past the side of their faces & the ability to withdraw its limbs & head completely into its […]

Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis Unifilis)

Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis Unifilis) Conservation status IUCN: Red List: Vulnerable Key Descriptions A South American species characterized by the radiant yellow spots it adorns on its head, the Yellow Spotted Amazon turtle is one of the largest South American river turtles. The yellow spots are most prominent in juvenile specimens, with females eventually […]