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The leopard tortoise is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world, with typical adults reaching 18-inch (460 mm) and weighing 20-40-pounds (18 kg). Large examples like the giant south african leopard tortoise (pardalis pardalis), or the Giants of Ethiopia may be 70-cm (28 inches) long and weigh up to 80-120-pounds (54 kg). An adult’s maximum shell length can reach a 24-inch (610 mm) diameter.
The carapace is high and domed, sometimes with pyramid shaped scutes. Juvenile leopard tortoise and young leopard tortoise adults are attractively marked and the markings on each individual are unique. The skin and background color are cream to yellow, and the carapace is marked with black blotches, spots or even dashes or stripes. However, in mature adults the markings tend to fade to a slaty, nondescript brown or grey, commonly tinged with the local dust. Shop our leopard tortoises for sale where you will find baby leopard tortoise hatchlings for sale as well as well started 6 month old well started baby leopard tortoises for sale.