Cute. Very cute.
Along the path between the reserve boundary in the north and cave in the south I counted 41 individuals (different from yesterday)
On the cart track between SR and campsite
4 individuals in total (plus one A. radiata)
Along the path to the lighthouse and back I noticed almost 50 individuals. Some are in the photos
Campsite and its surroundings
From the car I counted 30 individuals (incl. the mating pair) on the road between the Beloha village and the turn-off to the Cap St. Marie SR (other 17 individuals from the turn-off to the campsite)
From the car I counted 11 individuals on the road between the Itampolo village and the Linta River
The big individual (according to my guide Andry of age around 50 to 70 years) found on the cart track
2 individuals (with excellent guide Andry)
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...