Sulcata Tortoises are very large animals. They can weigh over 200 pounds and can reach up to 36 inches in length. Like other tortoises, they are very long lived
The Aldabra Tortoise is very large. Females often weigh 350 pounds or more, while males average around 550 pounds. They are usually black or dark gray in color and have a rounded shell, or carapace.
Moderately sized tortoises, the Bow-Sprit Tortoise averages between ten and twenty centimeters in length and weighs around one kilogram. The top of their shell, or carapace, is long and usually tan in color. As Bow-Sprit Tortoises age, their shell be
There are two subspecies of Burmese Brown Tortoise. This section describes the nominate species (Manouria emys emys) which is the smaller of the two. The average mature Burmese Brown Tortoise's carapace length will rarely exceed 40 centimeters in len
The Chaco Tortoise is considered a threatened animal. They are becoming less populous primarily because of habitat destruction and the pet trade. Around 75,000 Chaco Tortoises are captured yearly to sell as pets in Argentina and Paraguay, however, Ch
The Desert Tortoise ranges between 9.25 and 14.5 inches in length. The hatchlings are significantly smaller, usually about the size of a silver dollar.
One of the smallest species of tortoises, female Egyptian Tortoises rarely exceed five inches and males are usually four inches or less in carapace length. Males can be distinguished from females by the longer tails and smaller size.