Meet the Reptiles

Gopher Tortoises

Gopher Tortoises are aptly names for their ability to dig large burrows. They are found in the sandy Coastal Plain physiographic province of Alabama, where they can live to upwards of 100 years. They are considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The 4-H Center is fortunate enough to house three gopher tortoises.

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Stacked Gopher Tortoises
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