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FWC: Residents, landowners & local government can help protect gopher tortoises


Florida Times-Union - Aug 14, 2017
In March, Kalfin along with colleagues Eric Seckinger and Michelina Dziadzio hiked through thick, knee-high grass that threatened to ensnare their feet as they dodged palmettos in search of resident gopher tortoises at the Branan Field Wildlife and ...
 

In Photos: Awe-Inspiring Desert Tortoises of the American West


Live Science - Aug 14, 2017
Theodore Roosevelt once wrote of the American West that "nowhere, not even at sea, does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching, seemingly never-ending plains." These desert lands of faraway horizons dotted with the spectacular ...
 

Highway fences can harm tortoises they were built to save


Futurity: Research News - Aug 7, 2017
Desert tortoises can overheat as they look for a way around roadside fencing meant to keep them safe from cars, a new study suggests. The Mojave Desert tortoise—a threatened species and icon of California's southern deserts—is facing intense pressure ...
 

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Tortoises Try Tiny Pancakes


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3 Care Tips for Sulcata Tortoises | Pet Reptiles


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Meet the Giant Cave-Dwelling Tortoises of the Seychelles | National Geographic


Giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles have their own way to keep cool: They rest in caves. Tortoises have been observed seeking shade under trees ...
 

Halloween Party For Galápagos Tortoise Seniors


The San Diego Zoo's oldest residents, the Galápagos tortoises, proved age is nothing but a number this morning, as they celebrated the Halloween season with ...
 

Do Tortoises Like Being Touched?


The most noticeable feature of a tortoise is its massive shell. But what happens if you touch it? Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo fill us in. From: WILD ...