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[Chlenodois Carbonaria]

  Habitat: Rainforests, savannahs, & dry forests
  Height: 12 - 14 "
  Weight: 9 - 23 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 50 - 60 Years
  Gestation Period: 120 - 190 days

  Conservation Status: Vulnerable


-They are diurnal and stay active during the day time
-They play a major role in the ecosystem being active dispersers of seeds from the fruit they eat
-Even without teeth they have very powerful jaws
-They ingest sand throughout the day to help aid their digestion process
-Their metabolism slows down significantly during the winter, allowing them to survive on very little food

Red Tortoise Coloring Sheet

 Caiman2

 

[Paleosuchus Palpebrosus]

  Habitat: Swamps, Mangroves, and Flooded Savannahs
  Height: 4.6ft
  Weight: 13-16 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 30 - 40 Years
  Gestation Period: 90 days

  Conservation Status: Least Concern


-Caimans are armor-plated, which means that parts of their bodies are covered in bony plates or scales, overlaid with horn. These are called “scutes.”
-The temperature in the nest determines the sex of baby caimans.
-There are calcium rivets on the scutes of caimans, which makes their hide stiffer than alligators and crocodiles, and therefore less valuable to humans.
-In particularly dry summers or droughts, the caiman may dig a burrow, seal it, and go into a form of summer hibernation called “aestivation.”
-Caimans are well adapted to the life in water. They can swim at speed of 30 miles per hour

 
Dwarf Caiman Coloring Sheet #2

Dwarf Caiman Coloring Sheet

  [Cyclura cornuta]
  Habitat: Dry rocky areas and savannas
  Length: 4.5'
  Weight: 10-20 lbs  
  Max Lifespan: 20 years
  Incubation Period: 75-100 days
  Conservation Status: Endangered

     Hispaniola (orthographic projection)

- More terrestrial than the green iguanas which allows them to live in rockier and drier areas.
- Get their name because of horn-like structures that are found on the heads of males.
- Male iguanas go through elaborate courtship behaviors of head bobbing and erecting the spines along the back.
- The rhino iguana is not as long as the more common green iguana, but can be over twice the weight.

 Rhinoceros Iguana Coloring Sheet

  [Geochelone gigantea]
  Habitat: Grasslands, low scrub, mangrove swamps and coastal dunes
  Length: Male 47"  Female 35"
  Weight: Male (550 lbs) Female (350 lbs)
  Max Lifespan: 100+ years
  Incubation Period:
3.5-7 months
  Conservation Status: Vulnerable

  

 

 

 

 

  -  The Aldabra Tortoise lives on an island north of Madagascar on the coast of Kenya.
  -  The neck of the Aldabra Giant Tortoise is very long.
  -  It can reach tree branches up to three feet from the ground.
  -  They dig underground burrows or rest in swamps to keep cool during the heat of the day.

Aldabra Giant Tortoise Coloring Sheet

 

  [Geochelone sulcata]
  Habitat: Dry regions, woodlands and semi-desert grasslands
  Length: Male (35") Female (26")
  Weight: 220 lbs  
  Max Lifespan: 100 years
  Incubation Period: 212 days in the wild
  Conservation Status: Vulnerable

  

  -  Also known as the African Sulcata Tortoise
  -  Largest mainland tortoise
  -  Name comes from distinctive spurs on the rear legs
  -  Five toes on front feet and 4 toes on hind feet
  -  Dig permanent sleeping burrows
  -  Females dig a pit to lay eggs and then cover them with dirt
  -  Hatchlings take 3-10 days to escape to the surface

African Spurred Tortoise Coloring Sheet

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