SOUTH AMERICAN RED-FOOTED TORTOISE
The red-footed tortoise gets its name for the red (or sometimes orangish) scales on its lefs. The upper shell is dark with patches of yellow in the cneter of the scutes and around the outside edges of the shell. Both sexes have a unique midbody constriction, which is often described as a waist. This indentation gives the tortoise an hourglass shape when viewed from above.