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Ploughshare tortoise

Ploughshare tortoise
Known locally as 'angonoka', ploughshare tortoises are beautifully domed, big and slow moving reptiles... which is bad news for them, unfortunately. Young angonoka are brightly with coloured yellow and black/brown markings, and adults are a rich orange-brown colour. They take their name from the 'battering ram' type extension, used for fighting, on the lower part of their shell.