Reptile | South America
Our red-footed tortoises were part of an ambassador program at Kansas City Zoo. They were downsizing their ambassador collection and needed a new home for the tortoise group.
Red-footed tortoises occupy the same geographic region as the species at the new tamarin complex and tortoises are generally compatible with a wide variety of species. They are a fun and colorful addition to these habitats.
In the wild: Eat a wide variety of both plant and animal material. Depending on season and food availability their diet will change
At the Zoo: Mazuri Tortoise Diet, greens, fruits, and vegetables
Moist forests and grasslands in South America
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – not evaluated