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The largest tortoise in South Africa
The leopard tortoise is a common tortoise in southern Africa. It is also the largest. It may be up to 70 centimeters long and may weigh up to 88 lbs (40 kg). The leopard tortoise is sexually mature between 10 and 15 years old, and may live up to 75 years old. It is named for the color and the pattern of its carapace, that reminds the color of the leopard's coat.
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