Tortoise, South American Red-Footed

Tortoise, South American Red-Footed

Chelonoidis carbonaria

Vital Statistics

Height:

11.25 - 13.5 inches long

Weight:

30 lbs

Diet:

Herp salad, strawberries, beets, peppers, and earthworms

Conservation:

Status: Vulnerable

Geographic Region

Drier forests, grasslands, savannas, and rainforest belts of South America, from Panama to northern Argentina, and on several Caribbean islands

At The Zoo

Greenhouse located at the start of the Feinstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail.

Did You Know?

The thick, heavy shell is part of the skeleton and is made up of about 60 bones covered by plates called scutes.