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Book title: A Guide to the Tortoises of Namibia
Compiled by: Peter Cuimingham
Department of Nature Conservation
Project funded by: Polytechnic of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia 2007
ISBN not registered
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 18 pages, several colour photos
Until today there is no specific alternative to this little and plain Guide to Tortoises of Namibia and experts say it to be absolutely sufficient for interested travellers. It describes the seven species, its distribution, habit and diet.
Furthermore you learn about how to avoid the specific dangers that tortoises quite often meet in Namibia. Another interesting topic is keeping tortoises in captivity and breeding. The tortoises introduced in this guide are the Leopard Tortoise, Bowsprit Tortoise, Nama Padloper Tortoise, Bushmanland Tent Tortoise, Namaqualand Tent Tortoise, Kalahari Tent Tortoise and the Speke's Hinged Tortoise.
Introduction - Humans & Tortoises
Scientific Classification & Evolution
Status & Protective Legislation
Frequently asked questions:
Do tortoises have cold-blood?
How does one distinguish between male and female tortoises?
How old do tortoises get?
What do tortoises eat?
How many species of tortoises occur in Namibia?
Do tortoises make good pets?
How does one study tortoises?
Nama Padloper Tortoise
Bushmanland Tent Tortoise
Namaqualand Tent Tortoise
Kalahari Tent Tortoise
Speke's Hinged Tortoise
Tortoises in Captivity - Housing & Care
Contacts & References