Red-footed tortoise

The red foot tortoise (Geochelone carbonaria) is often called the red foot, the red leg and the Savanna tortoise. There is also another variety which is the “dwarf” variety and it is a little smaller than the normal sized redfoot.


  • Where to see them: East of the Andes in Columbia, Bolivia, South Eastern Panama, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Guyana and North Argentina
  • Length: 10-14 in
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Lifespan: 40-50 years
  • Habitat: Sannah grasslans; humid forests
  • Diet: Fungi, live and dead plants or fruits, flowers, soil, sand, and slow moving animals
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