Let’s talk tortoises
The desert tortoise is a symbol of the California desert and the state’s reptile. Populations were plentiful a few decades ago but tortoise numbers have declined rapidly over the last 30 years placing the tortoise on the Federal List of Threatened Species. Human impact and development have been the leading cause of their decline.
Engage your classroom in the wildlife conversation. The Living Desert offers several ways for educators and students to learn about the desert tortoise and how they can help save this species from extinction.
Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest
Maxine has made her first emergence for 2019 rather early this year! Click here to learn more, and make sure to enter our contest again next year.