Pancake Tortoise

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Pancake Tortoise

Malacochersus tornieri
The pancake tortoise is named for its flat and flexible shell, which helps it escape predators. The tortoise is able to squeeze into small crevices and hold on tight. By rotating the front limbs and digging in with its claws, the tortoise is very difficult for a predator to pry out.
Fact file:

Length: 5.5 to 6.5 in

Weight: 1 lb

Habitat: Rocky outcrops

Diet: Grasses, leaves and fruit

Current Range: Eastern central Africa