typhlonectes:

Turtle Conservancy:

The
Critically Endangered Pancake Tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) gets
its name from its flat and relatively soft shell which it expands to
wedge itself in rock crevices in order to avoid predators. Unfortunately
this East African species cannot escape habitat destruction and
collection for the pet trade. We currently have an assurance colony of
this species at out conservation center with the hope that one day we
won’t have to.

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