Red-footed Tortoise

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

Size

Avg. 11 - 13.5 in.

Incubation

Avg. 150 days

Clutch

5 - 15 eggs

IUCN Status

Not Listed

CITES

Appendix II

Facts

  • Sharp beak-like mouth aids in grasping and tearing vegetation and other food sources.
  • 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.

 

Conservation

They are not presently threatened.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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