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Red-footed Tortoise

Geochelone carbonaria

NATURAL HABITAT
The Red-footed tortoise lives in drier forest areas, grasslands, savannahs and rainforest belts adjoining more open habitats.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fallen fruit, vines, grasses, wild mushrooms, leaves and flowers
IN THE ZOO – Greens, hay, fruit, vegetables and specially formulated tortoise chow

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Can live 40 to 50 years
  • Do not have teeth
  • Use sharp edges around mouth to bite and chew food
  • Have a hard protective shell that is part of the skeleton
    which contains 59 to 61 bones covered by plates