Radiated Tortoise

Natural Habitat

Dry spiny forests of southern and southwestern Madagascar


They are fed on a wide range of 'weeds' such as nettles and thistles along with flowers and other seasonal plant materials


Threat Level: Critically endangered

Heavy traded in the pet trade. The four we have here at Kirkley Hall was from a seisure at Heathrow where they were trying to trade in the UK 

Here at the Zoo

Our tortoises have two enclosures, they have a summer outdoor area at the front of the zoo but in winter you will find them inside the walk of Life on cold days