Uganda bell hingeback tortoise

Gabriel Mattei

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I wanted to share pictures of a long term wild caught hingeback tortoise originating from Uganda. This specimen is very different from most bells hingeback tortoises I see out there because of it's color and size, this adult is rather large compared to the other bells out there, interesting to see the difference between locals.

For the sex, i'm thinking female can anyone confirm that?

Thanks.
 

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Gabriel Mattei

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That is a very pretty K. belliana Nice colors and very clean, unworn shell. It is a female.

She is an amazing tortoise, she still seems to retain her wild instincts whenever she sees small movements she will literally run towards it hoping it's an insect. Only comes out morning and night and also never drinks standing water when I hose her down she will lift her bag legs and drink. Will try and film next time, really interesting behavior.
 

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