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Critically Endangered - #57 Spider Tortoise (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugFeb 9, 2022, 10:14:19 AM

The Spider Tortoise is a species of tortoise native to Madagascar and listed as critically endangered.

Reasons for critically endangered status - Hunting (food, pet trade), habitat loss.

Conservation efforts - Trading is illegal. they live in protected areas.

Spider Tortoise Facts - 

Science Name: Pyxis arachnoides

Size: 12 - 17 cm

Weight: 198 - 396 g

Native Locations: Madagascar 

Lifespan: 70 years

Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)


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