Leopard tortoise (Mountain tortoise)

Shell heavily blotched or streaked, almost dark grey in large adults. hatchling bright yellow each scute having 1-2 black clutches. Upper shell has no small scale above neck.
A grazing tortoise that favours semi-arid, thorny to grassland habitats. Widespread except most of highveld, succulent Karoo and Namib Desert.


(en) Leopard tortoise
(sc) Geochelone pardalis
(nl) Panterschildpad
(af) Bergskilpad