Learn About Smeagol

  • Classification: Reptile
  • Species: Sulcata Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 50-80 years
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 80-100+ years
  • Length: up to 3 feet
  • Weight: 200+ pounds
  • Range in the Wild: Sahara Desert
  • Habitat in the Wild: Desert
  • Diet: Vegetarian
    • Diet in the Wild: grasses, plants, flowers, cactus pads
    • Gender: Male
    • Birth: 2008
    • Arrival: 2015

Smeagol was brought to Wildlife Images in 2015 from someone who kept him as a pet. Realizing the longevity of their lifespan and the possibilities of his growth they decided to find him a home that was better suited to his needs. In the winter he is kept indoors with his friend Ollie and in better weather they are outside soaking up the sunshine.