The Red-footed tortoise lives in drier forest areas, grasslands, savannahs and rainforest belts adjoining more open habitats.
IN THE WILD – Fallen fruit, vines, grasses, wild mushrooms, leaves and flowers
IN THE ZOO – Greens, hay, fruit, vegetables and specially formulated tortoise chow
- 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