baby gopher tortoise in middle of trail, feeding on vegetation
Tortoise was located within 5 feet of Marsh Station Road at the entrance to the Three Bridges parking area.
A man from Chicago is transferring the Turtle to AZ for a warmer climate. We saw it at a rest stop on I 80 about 100 miles east of Omaha, NE.
Gopher tortoise along the fire loop trail in the UCF Arboretum natural areas.
baby being raised at the Charles Darwin Research Station
babies being raised at the Charles Darwin Research Station
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...