Desert Tortoise Photos - Coxcomb Mountains, Photo Gallery, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Desert Tortoise Photos - Coxcomb Mountains

Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a rarely seen and federally protected species of the Testudinidae family. The tortoise has a wide range including the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of southeastern California, southern Nevada and south through Arizona into Mexico. The Desert Tortoise is an amazing animal whose innate behavior and physical evolution goes back hundreds of thousands of years.

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