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Geochelone (typical tortoises)

Wikipedia Abstract

Geochelone is a genus of tortoises.Geochelone tortoises, which are also known as typical tortoises or terrestrial turtles, can be found in Africa and Asia. They primarily eat plants.The genus consists of three extant species:Indian star tortoise (G. elegans)Burmese star tortoise (G. platynota)African spurred tortoise (G. sulcata)A number of tortoise species have been recently removed from the genus.
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Geochelone elegans (Star Tortoise) (Attributes)
Geochelone platynota (Burmese Star Tortoise) (Critically Endangered)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Amazon World
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Mulhouse Zoo
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School


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