For the last 25 years, desert tortoises have been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Urbanization, disease, and fragmentation of the desert have put these reptiles in danger. Find out why these days, you’re more likely to find a desert tortoise living in a suburban backyard than the desert, their natural habitat. Nick Hardcastle chats with the California Turtle and Tortoise Club about the process involved with tortoise adoption, and visits the home of a SoCal family that has recently adopted Rocky, a 25-year-old desert tortoise. Don’t miss it on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Visit bit.ly/tortoiseadoption for more info.
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(at Van Nuys, California)