Scientific name: Chelonoidis carbonaria
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Geochelone
Red-footed tortoises are tortoises from northern South America. They are medium-sized tortoises that generally average 30 centimetres as adults, but can reach over 40 cm. They have a dark-colored loaf-shaped carapace with a lighter patch in the middle of each scute, and dark limbs with brightly colored scales that range from pale yellow to dark red.