Latin name: Geochelone carbonaria
It Will Eat Anything!
- Although it prefers fruits, flowers and invertebrates (especially insect larvae), it will also eat mushrooms, carrion, and even feces occasionally!
- Although the adult does not have any predators, the young risk being eaten by animals introduced into their environment such as dogs, wild boars and rats.
- The red-footed tortoise might have been a food staple of the pre Columbian Indians while they travelled, which would explain their introduction to South America islands.
- Tortoises are generally quiet by nature. The red-footed tortoise male emits a particular squeak that is specific to this species.
- Although it is considered plentiful in the wild, its trade is not controlled and is therefore subject to a drop in its wild populations.
Northern South America
Savannahs, open forests
The Temple (inside)