Baku Zoological Park

Red-footed tortoise

Size and weight

The shell is 30-45 cm in length


They are herbivorous

Life Span

49 years at most


5-15 eggs

Conservation status

The species is facing population decline

Inhabits humid forests and savannas of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Paraguay

A large land tortoise. They get their name because of the red or orange scales which are visible on their legs and heads. They are herbivorous and reach sexual maturity at 4-5 years of age.