Sulcata is a Latin word meaning furrow and refers to the furrows on the tortoise scales.
Latin Name: Centrochelys Sulcata
Habitat: Semiarid grassland, savannas and scrub land
Diet: Grass, plants, flowers and vegetables
Lifespan: Up to 150 years
Average Size: Height: 83 cm, Weight: Up to 105 kg.
Third species of tortoise in the world. They are known for their pleasant temperament and are known to double in size every three years. They have thick skin, usually golden brown or sand-coloured with the upper part of the shell brown in colour.