Red-footed tortoise

Red-footed tortoises have a concave, bumpy shell. Male red-footed tortoises are typically larger than female red-footed tortoises.

Fast Facts

  • Males and females use head movements as signals to identify each other.
  • Females bury five to 15 eggs in nests excavated in leaf litter on the forest floor
  • Males compete for breeding access by trying to turn the other on its back.

Scientific name

Geochelone carbonaria
Range  South America
Conservation status Not Listed
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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