red-footed tortoise

Red-footed Tortoise

Chelonoidis carbonaria

CLASS Reptilia | ORDER Testudines | FAMILY Testudinidae

RANGE Tropical South America

HABITAT Dry forest areas, grasslands and the savanna

DIET Plant and animal matter

Avg. 11 - 13.5 in

Avg. 150 days

5 - 15 eggs

IUCN Status
Not Listed
red-footed tortoise

The red-footed tortoise has a sharp beak-like mouth that aids in grasping and tearing vegetation and other food sources. They are most active after the rainy season, which is when mating occurs.

The scales on the legs and tail can vary from yellow to dark cherry red.