Mojave Desert Tortoises
Posted on June 19, 2008 Comments (1)
Mojave Desert Tortoises by Pelf Nyok:
Desert tortoises are thought to live 40 – 60 years. They grow relatively slowly and adult females are larger than adult males (for obvious reasons). They typically breed from April to June and the female tortoises lay between 1 and 11 eggs. Incubation period for eggs varies from 80 to more than 100 days.
Pelf is experiencing a turtle conservation training and tour of the USA (see Turtle Camps in Malaysia). Her blog is doing a great job showing they made a good selection in choosing her for the scholarship.