Leopard tortoise- تیندوا کچھوا

تیندوا کچھوا- Leopard tortoise in Tallinn Zoo, Estonia
تیندوا کچھوا- Leopard tortoise in Tallinn Zoo, Estonia

The Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa, from Sudan to the southern Cape. It is the only member of the genus Stigmochelys, but in the past it was commonly placed in Geochelone instead. This chelonian is a grazing species of tortoise that favors semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats, although some leopard tortoises have been found in rainier areas. In both very hot and very cold weather they may dwell in abandoned fox, jackal, or anteater holes. Leopard tortoises do not dig other than to make nests in which to lay eggs. (pic: Tallinn Zoo, Estonia)

تیندوا کچھوا بڑا کچھوا ہے جو افریقا کے جنوبی  اور مشرقی حصوں میں پایا جاتا ہے۔ اس کو تیندوا کچھوا اس کی پشت پر چھپے نقش کی بنا پر کہا جاتا ہے جو کہ تیندوے کی نقوش سے ملتے جلتے ہوتے ہیں


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