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SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco's largest aquarium, is previewing two of its newest land-dwelling animals, the Western Pond Turtle and Cherry-head Red-legged Tortoise, during "Shells: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Shells" is the fourth in a series of hands-on, interactive events leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal,...
Image Credit: Thinkstock.com The Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, known in Brazil as Jabuti, is a tortoise from South America. They live in tropical forests and grasslands in northern South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It draws its name from the red and orange scales visible on its limbs, as well as its head and tail. It is protected by CITES* as an endangered species. *CITES: Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
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