|Kinixys Zombensis Photo by Markus Lilje, North Uthungulu, South Africa|
This species is extremely rare in the U.S. I know of no animals in any AZA facilities and just a few animals in captive hands. Since they were once considered a subspecies of Bell's hingeback, Kinixys belliana, their import was banned in the year 2000 and none have been legally imported since that time.
They are distinct, having a pattern of dark, blocky lines radiating from the aerolae of the scutes, contrasted with a very light colored background.
Kinixys zombensis domerguei, the Madagascan hingeback, is considered a subspecies and only occurs in a small geographic area in northern Madagascar.