Often found foraging along desert washes either early or late in the day when temperatures are not extreme.
Individuals can live to 100 years or more.
The Desert Tortoise is a herbivore feeding almost exclusively on plants such as desert wildflowers and other annuals, young cactus and their fruit or flowers.
Range: Mojave desert regions of central and southern California. At elevations of up to about 3500 feet.
Species: Gopherus agassizii
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- Contained in galleries
- Southern California Inland