Yellow-Footed Tortoise

Chelonoidis denticulata

Over-hunting is the greatest threat to these turtles. Not only are they a delicacy, but they’re considered a “fish” and eaten at times when people avoid eating red meat. Thankfully, there have been wildlife reserves created to begin protecting these tortoises and other animals.


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