Desert Tortoise
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Featured: Hatching of a Mojave Desert Tortoise

This four minute short movie depicts the hatching of a Mojave Desert Tortoise. This movie was produced by the USGS Western Ecological Research Center and USGS Western Region Office of Communications in cooperation with the Las Vegas based Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the San Diego Zoo.

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Watch The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises & Survival, a 4 part series by the USGS:

Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee

Desert Tortoise Council

USFWS - Mojave Desert Tortoise

USGS Western Ecological Research Center