Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : eptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Geochelone
Species : elegans
Important Facts:
Size variable
Clutch Size 5 – 7 eggs
Life Span 40 – 50 years
This tortoise occurs in semi-arid, thorny and grassland habitats. It is also found in some regions featuring a higher level of precipitation.
Indian subcontinent and Srilanka.
Purely herbivore
Banana - 1 no. / head
Tomato - .025 kg. / head
Potato/ Sweet potato - 025 kg / head
Beef keema - .025 kg / head
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