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Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest

Mojave Maxine's has Emerged from Brumation!

Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise at The Living Desert, emerged from brumation (reptilian hibernation) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020. It seems that spring is here and early according to Maxine!

A big thank you to everyone who entered our Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest; we had over 1,300 entries! The contest is now closed, and we will be contacting the winning students in the nine southern California counties through their teachers in the coming weeks. Thanks, and remember to enter the Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest again next year! Maxine can be found in her habitat in The Living Desert’s Mojave Desert Garden.

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