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Critically Endangered Animals

Angonoka Tortoise

  • Distribution: Madagascar
  • Scientific name: Astrochelys yniphora
  • Number of animals: 400

Interesting Facts

The angonoka tortoise lives in the dry broadleaf forests of Madagascar. It’s also called the ploughshare tortoise, because its belly plate looks like a plough. Its top shell is highly domed and has a very lovely light color.

Threats to the Angonoka Tortoise

  • Illegal trade
  • Loss of habitat (clearing of woodland for cattle farming)

Angonoka Tortoise Angonoka Tortoise - Photo: Ryan M. Bolton/Shutterstock


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