Red-footed Tortoise

Chelonoidis carbonaria
The Red-Footed tortoises have a domed shell with
pyramidal raised scutes. The legs have distinctly
pale yellow or dark red scales, hence its name.
Males are generally more colorful and larger in size
than the females. Found in the savannah and forest
edges of South America, they prefer temperatures
ranging from 65-85 degrees fahrenheit. The tortoise
prefers to spend close to half of their day inactive
and they can even rest up to 10 days at a time.
Having poor eyesight the tortoises use scent trails to
navigate around.

DIET

The tortoise feeds on plants, fruits, insects, seeds, roots,
and carrion (rotting/decaying flesh of other animals).

FAST FACTS

Size: 12 – 20 inches
Weight: Up to 60 lbs
Lifespan: 50 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

VULNERABLE