MORONGO BASIN — The headline read, “Hundreds of desert tortoises to be euthanized by 2014 at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center just outside Las Vegas.” “My heart just sank,” Rae Packard, executive director of the Joshua Tree …
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species …
If we euthanize him, are we robbing him of 30 years? It doesn’t seem fair to euthanize them just because the tortoises are sick and someone ran out of money.” Desert tortoises have made their rocky homes in Utah, California, Arizona …
Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise ... adult female tortoise with its carapace crushed in October 2010, during a media tour of the site. Biologists concluded that a vehicle struck the animal and ordered it …
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they’ve been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species …
Because of a shortage of funds, the refuge in Nevada can no longer afford to care for 1,400 tortoises, which are on the endangered species list, so about half of them will be euthanized. I was utterly appalled when I read the article about …
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the reptiles were added to the endangered species …