Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)

Starry tortoise (Geochelone elegans) – kind of land cherepah.Geochelone_elegans2Cherepaha medium Geochelone_elegans2size, its length is 25 cm for females and 15 cm for males. Has a very beautiful convex shell, which is why very popular among terrarium. The name Indian star tortoise was due to a peculiar pattern in the form of a yellow star-shell on each plate (except edge). The main background of the shell – dark brown or black. This coloring, apparent in captivity bright and catchy, well camouflages turtle in nature when it hides between the clumps of dry grass. Males, except for size, differ from females more or less convex carapace scutes.