Red-footed Tortoise

(Chelonoidis carbonaria)

They are medium-sized tortoises, native to Central and South America.

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Reptile.

Distribution: Central and South America.

Habitat: Tropical forests and savannah grasslands.

Diet: Omnivorous. Eat a wide range of fruits, plants, and flowers, will also eat fungi and carrion.

Appearance: Red-footed Tortoises get their name from their red, orange, or yellow scales which are visible on their legs, as well as their heads and tails.

Size: Up to 30cm.

Lifespan: 40+ years.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not Evaluated

Population Trend

Unknown

Threats

Habitat Degradation and Pet Trade

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

The Red-footed Tortoise has a tall and narrow shell to help squeeze between trees when in the forests.

See our Red-footed Tortoise! 

Find our Red-footed Tortoises in the Reptile House.

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