Leopard tortoise

Geochelone pardalis pardalis
Geochelone pardalis babcocki (most common in the UK)


The Leopard tortoise is the fifth largest land tortoise in the world.  There are two commonly recognised subspecies, Geochelone pardalis pardalis and Geochelone pardalis babcocki. 

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Leopard care sheet

Recommended for the UK : NO
The Leopard Tortoise is a very large, delicate, non-hibernating species, that requires a large heated area throughout the winter and poor summer months, which is very costly and difficult to achieve for most. This is a tortoise for the serious keeper where ongoing expense is no object.  

If you are considering buying a tortoise, please avoid pet shops, garden centres and tortoise centres and look to purchase your tortoise from a reputable breeder who will supply you with a healthy tortoise and the very best advice on how to give it a long, good quality life. We have a list of genuine verified breeders on our website.

Genuine UK Breeders

January 2016


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