Meet Our Animals > Yellow-footed Tortoise
Quick Facts
Native to South America
Primary Diet Grasses, succulent plants, fallen fruit, and carrion
Adult Weight 25 to 35 pounds
Lifespan 50 years
Status Vulnerable

Yellow-footed Tortoise

Yellow-footed tortoises are named for the yellow-orange scales on their front legs. Some scales on the limbs and tail are bright yellow. Their shell is thick and heavy and is dark brown with yellow patches.