Scientific Name: Stigmochelys pardalis
Found In: shrubland and grasslands in sub-Saharan Africa
Size: 16 – 28 inches long
Diet: Herbivore: grasses, leaves, berries, flowers including prickly pear.
Threat Level: Least concern
Facts: Retracting their head and feet into their shells often results in a hissing sound which is likely caused by the squeezing of the air from the lungs and around the limbs.