The southern African Tortoise Book

A Guide to southern African Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles

Revised Expanded Edition  © 2000 by Richard C. Boycott and Ortwin Bourquin.

Hard Cover  –  pages i-x, 1-228

“Southern Africa boasts the richest diversity of tortoises, terrapins and turtles in the world – including the largest turtle, the leatherback, and the smallest tortoise, the Namaqualand speckled padloper. This is the first book examining in detail all 30 species and subspecies occurring here, giving distribution, habits and conservation status. Fine colour plates and a pictorial key for identifying species make this a valuable field guide.

It also offers the tortoise owner guidance on care of the animals in captivity. By publishing this book, authors Richard Boycott of the Swaziland National Trust Commission and Ortwin (Orty) Bourquin, a retired biologist, aim to increase public awareness of these harmless and fascinating animals.”

Price £50.00 plus P&P

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