Tortoise, South American Red-Footed
11.25 - 13.5 inches long
Herp salad, strawberries, beets, peppers, and earthworms
Drier forests, grasslands, savannas, and rainforest belts of South America, from Panama to northern Argentina, and on several Caribbean islands
Faces of the Rainforest
The thick, heavy shell is part of the skeleton and is made up of about 60 bones covered by plates called scutes.