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A desert tortoise spends 95 percent of its life in a burrow. Its status is "threatened," just one notch below "endangered." Basic Desert Tortoise Facts. Fun Facts: The shell is high domed with prominent growth lines on shields of both the upper and lower shell sections. The desert tortoise is an herbivore that may attain a length of 9 to 15 inches in upper shell (carapace) length. Several factors conspired to diminish the population of the desert tortoise. The tortoise is able to live where ground temperatures may exceed 140 degrees F because of its ability to dig underground burrows and to escape the heat. Tortoises exhibit sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females are distinctly different from each other in terms of appearance. The desert tortoise is a threatened species throughout much of its range which includes both the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. 10 facts about the desert tortoise Desert tortoise behavior and facts Females can give birth for up to 15 years after initial mating with the male. A female desert tortoise can retain sperm and lay fertile eggs for up to 15 years after mating only one time with a male. Desert tortoises are inactive most of the year. It is primarily an herbivore. The Mojave desert tortoise is a slow-moving reptile found in deserts and other dry regions in the southwestern United States. Gopherus morafkai - found east of the Colorado River in Arizona and Mexico (Mexico states Sonora and Sinaloa). Identifying Features . Other Facts. 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. Sulcata tortoises are large reptiles, also commonly referred to as the African spurred tortoise.These creatures are the third largest species of tortoise in the world, behind the Galapagos tortoise and Albrada giant tortoise. Sulcatas can grow to be well over 230 lbs., and live as long as 70 years! Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii. Most tortoises hibernate in the winter. Desert tortoises Hibernation: As the species make them buried in the winter season so therefore you have to make sure the burrowing substrate is enough and in optimal condition so that they can easily bury themselves for a peaceful sleep. Desert Tortoise Species. Desert Tortoises are approximately 10 to 14 inches long (25 to 36 centimeters). Gopherus agassizii - found in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The lifespan of a tortoise ranges from 90 to 250 years. Tortoises hide in their shells when theyre startled. This tortoise was named to honor Louis Agassiz, a Swiss scientist (1807-1873). A group of tortoises is known as a creep. The top is brown or horn-colored; the bottom is yellowed. Meet The Mojave Desert Tortoise. Arguably the most-studied animal in the park, the tortoise was placed on both the California and Federal Endangered Species Lists in 1989 and 1990, respectively. If you startle a wild desert tortoise, it could void or empty its bladder, leading to dehydration and possibly death. What do desert tortoises eat? Recently the desert tortoise was split into 2 separate species.The Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi) lives in the Mojave deserts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona west of the Colorado river. Other interesting Mojave desert tortoise facts: The bladder of the Mojave Desert tortoise can store up to 40% of its weight in water. The desert tortoise lives in deserts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Other animals and geographic locations also bear his name. 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