Still reporting from the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, in Glen Rose, Texas. Here we have a whopper of a Tortoise! This is called an African Spurred Tortoise. It is the third largest species of Tortoise found on mainland (not on an island).
In the wild it lives in the southern part of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa. Did I mention it is a whopper of a tortoise? It can grow to over 200 pounds!!
They can also live to be up to 80 years old! Below is a sign from the Wildlife Center with some more interesting facts about this Tortoise:
I think this is the slowest friend my mom has found for me yet. I wonder if I would look cute riding on top of the shell of this Tortoise? I bet I would, but it would have to be when I was not in a hurry to get somewhere, for sure!