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The Rare & Endangered Desert Tortoise

Exhibit At Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
The seldom-seen

rare & endangered

desert tortoise

(Gopherus agassizii)

Late Afternoon Images Taken In Desert Riverbed

A desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in a sandy wash. Based on its size, it may be around 25 year old. This seldom-seen species is now listed as rare and endagered.