Red-Footed Tortoise

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Red-Footed Tortoise

Red-Footed TortoiseOriginal.jpg

Character Data
Japanese Name: アカアシガメ
Romanised Name: Akaashigame
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Chelonoidis carbonaria
Distribution: South America
Diet: Herbivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 50 years
Read More: Red-footed tortoise
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Red-Footed Tortoise Nexon Game

Red-Footed Tortoise is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Red-Footed Tortoise has black eyes with short seaweed green hair that is swept back on the top, and fades to yellowish green towards the bottom, and to a darker green in the bangs at the side of her face. She has a small pointy tail that is green in color. She wears a seaweed green lace-up tank top with pear green borders, a large black choker with a coral red ribbon. She wears big coral red arm guards and, following a similar pattern as the rest of her clothes, her long fingerless gloves and faulds at the side of her hips are black with coral green borders. She wears black biker shorts, and black thigh highs under coral red leg guards up to the knee.

In Real Life

A male Red-Footed Tortoise.

Red-Footed Tortoise are native to South America and Central America, starting from Panama throughout eastern Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. They are medium sized tortoises of around 30 cm in length, that have a dark brown to almost black carapace with yellowish borders and aureole. As their name implies, they have red or orange scales visible on their limbs and tail, sometimes present on their head as well. The way to differentiate males from females is that males are larger, their carapace is flatter and have a more developed 'hourglass' figure, have a longer and more muscular tail and their plastron is concave, while the female one is flat.

Red-Footed Tortoises live in rainforests as well as in dry grasslands, like savanna areas where they can move without much trouble and finding protection in bushes and low trees. They are diurnal and may forage for most of the day, they also don't seem to move long distances or put effort in protecting their territory. They are omnivores, feeding mainly on fruits, leaves and flowers while also eating invertebrates and carrion.

Red-Footed Tortoises become mature at around 5 years of age, and the mating ritual involves head motions on the part of the male, with some fights starting if the second tortoise is a male, but if it is a female, she will not move her head and they will start mating after confirming the coloration of the head is the correct one. Females deposit 2 to 15 eggs, with incubation lasting from 120 to 150 days. The eggs are usually deposited on nests that are buried underground by the female.

Trivia

  • They are popular as a pet, and have been introduced to parts of United States, but they do not appear to be established.

References

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Chelonoidis_carbonaria/

https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/documents/Chelonoidis_carbonaria.pdf

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