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Red-footed tortoise

Chelonoidis carbonaria

Description:

Red-fotted tortoise

Habitat:

Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are popular pet tortoises from northern South America. They are medium-sized tortoises that generally average 30 centimetres (12 in) as adults, but can reach over 40 cm (16 in). They have a dark-colored loaf-shaped carapace (back shell) with a lighter patch in the middle of each scute (scales on the shell), and dark limbs with brightly colored scales that range from pale yellow to dark red. There are recognized differences between red-footed tortoises from different regions(Wikipedia)

Notes:

saw this tortoise in the Naples Zoo

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john.fermanis.sr
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john.fermanis.sr

Naples, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Mar 2, 2014

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