Radiated Tortoise in Madagascar (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Share Print E-Mail Caption The once abundant radiated tortoise has disappeared from wide areas of its native habitat in southern Madagascar due to hunting for food and the illegal pet trade. Credit Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society Usage Restrictions Must use photo credit. One-time usage only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.