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Photo by Christina Madden
Red-footed tortoises spend over half of their day resting, sometimes resting days at a time after large meals.
Length: 12 to 14 inches
Carrion, leaves, wood, bark or stems, fruit and flowers
Rainforests, dry thorny forests, temperate forests and savanna areas
Range in the Wild:
Caribbean islands, northern, western and central South America
Listed as No Special Status. However, loss of habitat and over hunting are decreasing numbers among islands populations.
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