Dark and light green leaves

Red Footed Tortoise – Chelonoidis Carbanaria

Status: They are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), they cannot be exported from any home country without a permit.
Red Footed Tortise

Habitat: Native to Central and South America, red-footed tortoises inhabit tropical forest and open grasslands.

During cold weather, red-foots can survive on minimal food because their metabolism slows down. They are most active during the day after rain. Males attract females by making a clucking sound.