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Desert Tortoise

Desert Tortoise  - Gopherus agassizii

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop
Date sighted:  9/25/2010
Season:  Summer
Weight: 8-15 lbs.
Length (carapace): 9-15"
Height: 4- 6"
Sexual Maturity: 15-20 years
Mating Season: Aug.-Oct.
Incubation Period: 90-120 days
No. Of Eggs: 4-8
Birth Interval: 2-3/year
Lifespan: 80-100 years
Typical diet: Herbs, grasses,
wildflowers
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