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Zoo Temporarily Closed
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, the Kansas City Zoo is temporarily closing beginning Wednesday, March 18. More info.
Native to the grasslands of Africa, the leopard tortoise is so named because of the pattern on its carapace or top shell. The fourth largest species of tortoise, adults can reach 40-50 pounds in weight and may live to be 100. You can find our tortoises near the crocodiles in Africa.