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Two generations

We found these two leopard tortoises on the road between Phabeni Gate and Kruger Gate in the Kruger National Park. The bigger tortoise was very apprehensive about the smaller one. He/she would try to touch it with its beak, only to pull back hastily. This went on for a while until the younger suddenly "sprinted" away to feast on the leaves of a plant growing next to the road.

 

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Taken on February 27, 2010