Desert tortoise

In this Aug 22, 2013, photo, research Associate Pamela Flores conducts a health assessment on a desert tortoise at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Support flows in for sick desert tortoises

LAS VEGAS (AP) — News that hundreds of threatened desert tortoises face euthanasia with the pending closure of a refuge near Las Vegas has generated a storm of reaction that has government officials scrambling to […]

08/29/2013

Marines protecting threatened desert tortoises

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) – The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert – about 500 threatened desert tortoises. It’s a serious shell game that aims to help save […]

11/19/2012

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