Wombat: Early settlers in Australia often mistakenly referred to wombats as badgers because of their size and digging behavior.

Wendy Perkins, Staff Writer

The World for a Desert Tortoise

The World for a Desert Tortoise

September 30th, 2014

Paul Griese

One function of my job is to find tortoises and bring them in for medical check-ups, evaluations, and preparation for relocation into the wild. Most desert tortoises are calm, curious, and easy to handle if you are nonthreatening. One tortoise, however, stands out among them all.

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