Describes the physical characteristics and habits of the desert tortoise as well as the possibility of its extinction.
|Statement||Colleen Stanley Bare ; illustrated with photos. by the author.|
|LC Classifications||QL666.C584 B37|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||47 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
|LC Control Number||79012806|
This is an ebook written about the desert tortoise created by Andy Nieto, a 4th grade student at Traverse Mountain Elementary. Science & Nature Top Books Top Audiobooks Oprah’s Book Club Desert Tortoise. Andy Nieto. Publisher Description. This is an ebook written about the desert tortoise created by Andy Nieto, a 4th grade. Target: Eric Sklar, President, CA Fish and Game Commission Goal: Protect the Mojave Desert tortoise from extinction before it disappears from the California desert forever. The population of the Mojave Desert tortoise has fallen by over 50 percent. The species has been granted temporary protection while the California Fish and Game Commission decides whether the species warrants . The protection came with the panel’s decision to consider a petition filed by the Defenders of Wildlife, the Desert Tortoise Council, and the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee. The Desert Tortoise is an American tortoise that lives in the deserts. These reptiles are very gentle creatures and have a very low rate of reproduction. The desert tortoise shares such extreme conditions of their habitat that no other tortoise in America does. Until the mids, they were commonly encountered by people in and around [ ].
The Desert tortoises are two species of tortoise native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the southwestern United States and northern parts of Mexico. They are Agassiz's desert tortoise and Morafka's desert tortoise. These are slow-growing and long-lived tortoises that have changed little during the past million years. The 7th issue of The Tortoise is here! pages of full-color exploration of how turtles and tortoises influence people, politics and the arts. The feature articles span the globe, from Robert Kennedy Jr’s animal filled life to an Amazonian eco-travel expedition in Peru to the turtle collectors of Europe. Captive Desert Tortoise Cold Weather Care Desert tortoises hibernate in a burrow during the winter, typically from October through March. Cold Weather Care. In much of Arizona, desert tortoises should be kept outdoors year round. As cool fall weather returns, your tortoise’s appetite will decrease and it will become less active as it prepares. Cactaceae—tortoises love cactus fruits. Especially the ones they can reach (smaller cactus). Mammillaria, Echinocereus, Opuntia, Saguaro. Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.) For more information. BOOKS The Sonoran Desert Tortoise: Natural History, Biology, and Conservation by Thomas R. Van Devender. Published by University of Arizona Press,
Worksheet 1: Life Cycle of a Desert Tortoise Worksheet 2: Life Cycle- Worksheet 1 Worksheet 3: Life Cycle - Worksheet 2 Worksheet 4: Life Cycle - Worksheet 3 Worksheet 5: Life Cycle Key - Worksheet 4: Lesson 4: Save the Desert Tortoise Presentation Rubric 1: Desert Tortoise Quiz 1: Desert Tortoise Worksheet 1: Desert Tortoise: Lesson 5: Sea. The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), is a species of tortoise native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and the Sinaloan thornscrub of northwestern Mexico. G. agassizii is distributed in western Arizona, southeastern California, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah. The specific name agassizii is in honor of Swiss-American. Those who legally possess a desert tortoise are considered custodians, rather than owners, of a desert tortoise. Citizens can serve as custodians of desert tortoises if the desert tortoise was acquired before August 4th, or adopted through a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-approved adoption program. It is the law in the State of California that a permit is needed to possess a desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, as well as any other species of Gopherus tortoise such as a Texas tortoise (G. berlandieri) or a gopher tortoise (G. polyphemus).Anyone owning a desert tortoise should complete a California Department of Fish and Wildlife Desert Tortoise Permit Application Form, available as a PDF.