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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