Found during a survey of VINP in association with Northern Michigan University from February 27 through March 5, 2016.
Not sure if these where wild or released by someone on the area, but the species does live in this type of dry chaco forest.
Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are popular pet tortoises from northern South America. They are medium-sized tortoises that generally average 30 centimetres (12 in) as adults, but can reach over 40 cm (16 in). They have a dark-colored loaf-shaped carapace (back shell) with a lighter patch in the middle of each scute (scales on the shell), and dark limbs with brightly colored scales that range from pale yellow to dark red. There are recognized differences between red-footed tortoises from different...