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2009-08-05 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rene Soliz of Alice, Texas, was sentenced today in U.S.

2008-12-04 12:29:55

Jonathan, a 176-year-old tortoise living on the British territory of St. Helena, routinely mates with three young female tortoises, officials say. A St.


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2006-12-26 16:20:13

The Leopard Tortoise, Geochelone pardalis, is a large, grazing tortoise that favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats in the west of Africa from Sudan to South Africa. On average, they are about 16 to 18 inches long and weigh 40 to 50 pounds, although some reach up to 24 inches and 70 pounds. They generally have a life span of 50 years. It is brown and yellow. This is one of the few tortoises that actually swim. Truly it will run along the bottom of a shallow area. These...

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2006-12-26 16:16:57

The African Spurred Tortoise, Geochelone sulcata, is a species of tortoise which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. Coming as they do from the southern Sahara, they are well adapted to hot, dry climates. They derive most of their moisture from their diet, and they regulate their temperature and humidity needs by retreating into burrows. The African Spurred Tortoise is the third largest species of tortoise in the world. Adults are usually 18 inches in shell...

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