Here we see a a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) hatching from its egg at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center located in Sacramento, California.
desert tortoise is a federally listed threatened species only found in
the Mojave Desert. Young ones like the little guy pictured above are
especially prone to predators like dogs and ravens, whose numbers can
increase around areas of human activity and structures.
tortoises can be killed by car traffic, ingesting trash, and wildfires,
and are affected by loss of habitat from urban and industrial
development, cutting short their potential lifespan of 100 years.
(By: K. Kristina Drake, USGS)
Sunday’s Tito and Nico “We would rather spend time in the living room with you than playing in the tortoise’s room! ”
They want you to be their valentine, too!
i got a baby sulcata for my birthday C’’:
muffin! One day that bowl will be the the same size as her footprint!
Well hello there.
#turtle #snuggles #kisses #turtlekisses #fluffy #hair (at Curled up under My Covers.)
see? Humom hair is super snuggly.
#redearedslider #iphone6splus video of fluttering claws mating dance. #turtle #love #reptiles #fabustyle #fabustylestudio
whoa.. I think you’ve found your valentine!
you guys! @wafflesworld asked if I would be his valentine!
I’m blushing! Can you tell???
Sulcata Play Time (photo via Outlaw Farms Inc)
True love is sharing a nom under the basking light.
Happy Valentine’s day! We want all of you, our shell friends and humans, to be our valentine! ❤️❤️❤️
Leopard Tortoise 2/11/17
No, I have no idea who’s been eating the plants. Sorry.
Legit mini dinosaur🐢 👍🏾#ksabjj #turtle #tortoise (at Dude Landia)
we’ve shared this before but it’s pretty awesome, just like head scratches and neck rubs.