An “Evolutionary Gamble” May Be Killing California’s Desert Tortoises

It’s not the biggest story in the world — unless you’re a tortoise. Nevertheless, we’re real concerned these days about tortoise deaths in California — specifically female desert tortoises in So Cal’s Joshua Tree National Park.

A U.S. Geological Survey biologist thinks he knows the reason for the tortoise troubles and, as per usual, we’ve got the details.

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