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Gopher Tortoise Ecology Program Updates

Below is the latest on our Gopher Tortoise Ecology in Pine Rockland program. To find out more about the species and the whole program click here: Gopher Tortoise Ecology in Pine Rockland Program


Category: translocations

New Gopher Tortoise Translocations

Recently, Dr. Steven Whitfield from the Zoo's conservation team released four Gopher Tortoises at a safe translocation site, where they will join a small resident tortoise population.  These four tortoises came from the South Florida Wildlife Center, who cares for tortoises that have been injured or displaced by people.  Normally, Gopher Tortoises have an established home range, with a number of cozy burrows of their own, and a social network of tortoises that they interact with... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 11 October 2021

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