Leopard tortoise in the wild

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In Tanzania a few years ago I was on safari and after a heavy shower these lovely leopard tortoises emerged from the long grass and into the road to sit in the puddles. Within half an hour the rain dried up and they all disappeared back in the Bush. I thought their shell and patterns were beautiful and perfectly camoflaged in the grass.
 

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Emmawilly

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Your description of their activity just proves more and more what TFO promotes for proper care!!! Thank you!! Based on your smile that was a super awesome trip!
Thank you. It was an amazing trip. We spent a month on safari (before having children when we had cash to splash on exciting hols - now we go camping in the UK 😂). We saw all the animals you expect: elephants, lions, giraffes, hyena, hippos, crocs, leopards, plus wildebeest migration and of course the leopard tortoises, but the thing we hadn't realised was how diverse the birds are there. Maribou stork, Secretary birds (stamp on snakes!), vultures, flamingos, little iridescent blue birds called 'superb starlings'. It was fantastic. It was a very expensive holiday and it delayed us getting onto the property market for another 12 months and we won't be able to afford that ever again but it was one of the best decision we ever made. We went back 2 years later and climbed Kilimanjaro. Sigh. Great memories. Now back to work and working out what to cook the kids for tea later 😂
 
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