LEOPARD X SULCATA TORTOISE

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LEOPARD X SULCATA TORTOISE

Postby yagyujubei » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:27 pm

There are a couple of breeders in the US producing these. Whether they're fertile or not is yet to be seen. Pretty controversial here.

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Re: LEOPARD X SULCATA TORTOISE

Postby Bushviper » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:37 pm

This is the reason that Sulcata (Spur thighs) are not allowed for private ownership in SA. If they escape we could have a major disaster on our hands.
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Re: LEOPARD X SULCATA TORTOISE

Postby inneshealy » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:43 pm

I must admit I don't see the attraction in these hybrids, a normal leopard or sulcata tortoise is just as pretty if not more so
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Re: LEOPARD X SULCATA TORTOISE

Postby Inyanga » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:21 am

I freely admit to not knowing that much about tortoise species but I could swear I've seen such before, and recently.

This chap breds the things on a regular basis: http://www.reptileodyssey.com/htm/sulcatas.shtml , in the States yes but check out the hatchlings middle row, far right, I have a photo of an individual "leopard" that is a clone of these four.

Sulcata's are illegal in SA but are there individuals in private hands? Hopeing that snake parks and zoo's wouldnt meddle like this.

Like the man says, I dont like hybrids but I'd adopt one if it needed a home...
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