Red-footed Tortoise Chelonoidis carbonaria (prev. Geochelone carbonaria)

Red-footed Tortoises
Red-footed Tortoise
The Red-footed Tortoise, also called the Red-legged Tortoise, although neither its red-spotted feet or legs are its most visible feature, is native to northern South America. There are also reddish spots, which can be orange, yellow, pink or dark red, on its face and in the centre of each "scute" or section of the upper shell.
Red-footed Tortoise
Red-footed Tortoise
Red-footed Tortoise
It is an oblong-shaped tortoise as an adult, growing to some 30-40 cm long. Like most tortoises, is long-lived in the wild, and can reach over 50 years. The population is endangered tthrough habitat destruction and collection for food and the pet trade.
Red-footed Tortoise
Red-footed Tortoises
Red-footed Tortoises
These particular tortoises above (foreground) have deformed shells - not the usual smooth rounded dome as seen in the background. The heightened pyramids are often caused by a rich diet.
Cherry-headed Red-footed Tortoise
Cherry-headed Red-footed Tortoise
Cherry-headed Red-footed Tortoise
There are several subspecies over its range. One of those is the "Cherry-headed" Red-footed, a slightly smaller tortoise with a redder face native to Brazil.
Red-footed Tortoise
Red-footed Tortoise laughing
Red-footed Tortoises
It is closely related to the similar-looking Yellow-footed Tortoise of the Amazon (link below).
Red-footed Tortoise baby
Red-footed Tortoise baby
Red-footed Tortoise babies
Baby Red-footed Tortoises.