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Sulcata Tortoise Sulcata Tortoise
The African Spurred Tortoise, more commonly known as the Sulcata,
is the largest mainland tortoise species in the world.
(Image: CTTC Valley)

Jan. 13, 2020
Sulcatas!
CTTC - Valley Meeting: Jan. 17, 2020
Sulcatas!
CTTC - Valley Meeting: Jan. 17, 2020
Sulcatas!
CTTC - Valley Meeting: Jan. 17, 2020


The African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), more commonly known as the Sulcata, is the largest mainland tortoise species in the world. They are reported to grow to over two hundred pounds in weight and thirty-six inches in length. Sulcatas come from the southern Sahara Desert region, an area of Africa which crosses the countries of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The region of Africa they inhabit is semi-arid and in the tropical zone. This results in a species that does not brumate. Very little is known about sulcata in the wild. Almost all the available information is on captive animals.

We'll learn more about this giant tortoise which will include what they eat, their relatively special housing, and what it actually takes to keep them healthy.

The California Turtle & Tortoise Club - Valley Chapter meets at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

Map and Directions

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Meetings are open to the public, and guests are always welcome.

CTTC - Valley Chapter Info

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