Endangered South American Species: Yellow-footed Tortoise
Yellow-footed tortoise is a member of the turtle that lives in South America. This turtle is a turtle belonging to the genus Chelonoidis of the family Tortoise and is distributed from Bolivia to Brazil. It is the largest tortoise in South America and is closely related to the red-footed tortoise. Although sometimes bred as a pet, this turtle is actually designated as an endangered species. It is known that the population is declining due to excessive overfishing and destruction of nature.