Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Red-Footed Tortoise
Red-Footed Tortoise

Scientific Name: Geochelone carbonaria

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Forest Floor

Fun Facts:

  • It can survive up to 50 years
  • The shells of the adults of this species have incurving sides, giving them the apearence of having a waist or hourglass figure.
  • Although primarily herbivorus they have been observed in the wild eating small amounts of carrion.
  • During mating males make a chicken like clucking sound.