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 …
Officials plan to close the reserve at the end of 2014 due to lack of funds and euthanize the hundreds of tortoises in their care that are not deemed healthy enough to be released back into the wild. The desert tortoise has roamed the …
August 27, 2013, 2:53 AM | A cutoff of federal funds is forcing the closure of the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center near Las Vegas. Officials plan to euthanize hundreds of tortoises which they've sheltered for more than two decades.
A combination of federal budget austerity and the dramatic decline of the Nevada housing market may claim some unlikely victims: desert tortoises. The Desert Tortoise Conservation Center — a 23-year-old federal refuge in Las Vegas for the …
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 …
Officials said they plan to close down the 220-acre wildlife reserve in the coming months and euthanize desert tortoises they have been taking care of since 1990, according to a special report by the Associated Press (AP). The refuge will …
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 …
Two weeks ago we took in more sick tortoises at the San Diego Zoo’s Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC ... We knew immediately that the only thing to do was to humanely euthanize him. We talked over the case with our vet at …
A cutoff of federal funds is forcing the closure of the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center near Las Vegas. Officials plan to euthanize hundreds of tortoises which they've sheltered for more than two decades.