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.
|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|