Brazilian Giant Tortoise… or the yellow footed tortoise this species of tortoise is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. This South American tortoise eats many kinds of foliage. They are too slow to capture any fast animals. In the wild, their diet consist of grasses, fallen fruit, carrion, plants, bones, mushrooms, excrement, and slow moving animals such as snails, worms, and others they are able to capture There is some disagreement as to which habitat is the preferred type for yellow-footed tortoises. Some feel that yellow-foots prefer grasslands and dry forest areas, and that rain-forest habitat is most likely marginal. Others suggest that humid forest is the preferred habitat. Regardless, they are found in drier forest areas, grasslands, and the savanna, or rainforest belts adjoining more open habitats they yellow foot is an endangered species. The major populations are located in South America, and they are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), Appendix II. As with many species of turtles and tortoises, many yellowfoots end up as food items in local markets.