Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys/Geochelone radiata

Radiated Tortoise
Radiated Tortoise
The Radiated Tortoise, named after the fine lines "radiating" out from the centre point of each section of its shell, is native Madagascar - originally and mainly in the south of the island.
Radiated Tortoise
Radiated Tortoise?
Radiated Tortoise
The dark shell with light lines is generally a smoother dome than on the related, knobblier, Star Tortoises; however, individuals vary (the pyramids are not just a result of too rich diet as in some species). The younger tortoises are more sharply marked and the shell darkens with age (unlike Stars, which lighten with age). They can live well over 100 years and reach some 40cm length.
Radiated Tortoise with gecko
Radiated Tortoise with geko
A Gecko warms itself on a "radiator".
Radiated Tortoise
The Radiated Tortoise is critically endangered.