Rainbow Whiptail and Yellow-footed Tortoise by KenG ()
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Here's two reptiles found in the Amazon Basin.
The Yellow-footed Tortoise is named so for obvious reasons. Its diet consists of grasses, fallen fruit, carrion, plants, bones, mushrooms, excrement, and slow-moving invertebrates such as snails, worms, and others they are able to capture. These tortoises make a sound like a baby cooing with a raspy voice. Tortoises also identify each other using body language. Males elicit a characteristic head movement, a series of jerks away from and back to mid-position. Another male will make the same head movements.. No head movement in response is the first indication that the other tortoise is a female. Male tortoises also swing their heads back and forth in a continuous rhythm as a mating ritual.
This tortoise is threatened (as most as tortoises are). As with many species of turtles and tortoises, many yellow-footed tortoises end up as food items in local markets and are poached for the pet trade.
The Rainbow Whiptail (Lizard) grows up to approximately 12 inches (30.5 cm) and is found from the Amazon to Central America, the Caribbean and parts of Florida.
Rendered in Iray without any post work. Models include Stonemason's "Through the Woods" and my Nature's Wonders Turtles, Turtles of the World v1, Lizards and Lizards of the World v4.