5 Fascinating Facts about the Desert Tortoise

by Betsy Painter, working in our Ecological Services Program, tells us about desert tortoises.

Natural totem pole-shaped rock spires, called hoodoos, and
crimson-colored canyons are easily spotted throughout the deserts of
Utah, while a smaller, mobile natural wonder exists that is less likely
to be seen—the desert tortoise. Here are five fascinating facts to share
with friends and family to help raise awareness for this federally
threatened animal…

(read more: USFWS – Open Spaces)

photos by
Beth Jackson/USFWS and
Roy C. Averill-Murray/USFWS

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