Range of the Jaguar
Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina; also found on Trinidad, and have been introduced to many islands in the West Indies.
Red-foot tortoises have red scales on the limbs, as well as red, yellow, and/or orange facial markings. Length: 10 - 14 inches (25.4 - 35.6 cm) and in rare cases may grow up to 16 inches (40 cm). There is also a smaller phenotype commonly called the ‘cherryhead’ red-foot, which can be identified by its’ bulbous nose and darker plastron. This phenotype, which does not bear subspecies classification at this time, ranges in size as an adult from 10 -12 inches (25 - 30 cm). Males are longer and heavier than females, but not wider or taller. Weight: males about 20 lbs. (9kg) or more, while females weigh a bit less. As with other tortoise species, males have a concave plastron. As young mature, both sexes develop a unique mid-body constriction (some have referred to it as a “waist”) that, from a top view, gives the tortoises a decidedly hourglass appearance. This “hourglass” figure is much more developed in males than in females. Mature males also have longer and wider tails than females.