Yellow-Footed Tortoise

Yellow Foot Tortoise 

Yellow-footed tortoises are named for the yellow-orange scales on their front legs. Males tell other males from females by watching for head movements. If no responsive head movement is seen after two tortoises encounter each other, the male assumes the other individual is a female.

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME GEOCHELONE DENTICULATA
WHERE IN THE WILD? DENSE RAINFOREST AND TROPICAL LOWLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? GRASSES, SUCCULENT PLANTS, FALLEN FRUIT AND CARRION
LIFE EXPECTANCY 50 YEARS