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South Africa Gallery

The following species can be found in the geographic area described above. Click on the small photo below to see the full size image. Please note that the while some species have ranges that exceed the outlined areas other species indicated may not be found everywhere in that area.  Because of the numbers of species in some of these areas most will only  have one photo of each shown. For more photos of a species please check the galleries organized by Genus by clicking here: Galleries Organized by Genus

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Windhoek, Namibia

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Pretoria, South Africa


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Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Chersina angulata

Bowsprit Tortoise

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Turtle

Geochelone pardalis pardalis

Leopard Tortoise (in habitat)

Homopus aerolatus

Padloper - Parrot-beak Tortoise

Homopus bergeri

Nama Padloper

Homopus signatus cafer

The Southern Speckled Tortoise

Homopus signatus signatus

The Namaqualand Speckled Tortoise

Kinixys belliana belliana

Bell's Hingeback Tortoise

Kinixys belliana zombensis

Southeastern Bell's Hingeback

Kinixys lobatsiana

Lobatse hingeback (juvenile - locality: Boputhatswana

Kinixys speki

Speke's Hinge-Back Tortoise

Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Pelomedusa subrufa

African Helmeted Turtle

Pelomedusa subrufa nigra

Black African Helmeted Turtle

Pelusios bechuanicus

Okavango Hinged Terrapin

Pelusios sinuatus

Serrated Hinged Terrapin

Psammobates geometricus

Geometric Tortoise

Psammobates oculiferus

Kalahari Tent Tortoise (locality - Gaberone, Botswana)

Psammobates tentorius tentorius

Karoo Tent Tortoise

Psammobates tentorius trimeni

Namaqualand Tent Tortoise

Psammobates tentorius verroxii

Bushmandland Tent Tortoise

Trachemys scripta elegans (hatchlings)

Red-eared Slider (introduced)



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