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Inside view of the Rhodin Center - Ngaparou- Senegal

The Rhodin Center Breeding & Outreach

Turtles are the vertebrates under the greatest threat worldwide. Among the approximately 320 extant turtle species, the species occurring in Africa have been especially hard hit. Africa is now considered the continent where Eunotosaurus africanus the oldest known ancestor of the chelonian order (all turtles),...Read More

Adult female Kinixys erosa in Nigeria

Forest Hinge-Back Tortoise Conservation

The Forest Hinge-back Tortoises, Kinixys erosa and Kinixys homeana (Family Testudinidae), live in forest habitats and have a considerable range over the continuous Guinea–Congo rainforest region in West and Central Africa. It is a medium- to large-sized tortoise, with a carapace length not exceeding 400...Read More


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