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African Reptiles

Giant Tortoises of Africa

Giant Tortoises of Africa

Name: Giant Tortoise (Reunion Giant Tortoise, Saddle-backed Mauritius Giant Tortoise, Domed Rodrigues Giant Tortoise, Domed Mauritius Giant Tortoise, Saddle-backed Rodrigues Giant Tortoise, Seychelles giant tortoise, Arnold’s Giant Tortoise, Aldabra Giant Tortoise) Scientific Name: Cylindraspis indica, Cylindraspis inepta, Cylindraspis peltastes, Cylindraspis…

Nile Crocodile Facts

Nile Crocodile Facts

Name: Nile Crocodile Scientific Name: Crocodylus niloticus African Names: Mamba (Swahili), Garwe (Shona), Ngwenya (Ndebele), Olom (Nubian dialect) Length: The average length is roughly 16 feet but can be up to 20 feet long. Average Adult Weight: Nile Crocodiles generally…