Most people call it a Leopard Turtle but that's wrong. Turtles live in the water and tortoises dwell on land! 

Interesting facts

- The Leopard tortoise is the only member of the family that can raise its head, and thus is the only member that can swim.

- The sex of a tortoise hatchling is determined by the temperature at which the egg is incubated. Eggs incubated between a temperature range of 26-31°C will be male, and 31-34°C will be female!

- The leopard tortoise is a member of the famous "Small Five". Do you know them all?

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