tortoises

Vehicles kill 3 tortoises in Joshua Tree National Park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors contributing to the deaths include … Continue reading Vehicles kill 3 tortoises in Joshua Tree National Park

Federal authorities approve California tortoise removal

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Federal authorities have approved a plan to move nearly 1,500 desert tortoises from a California Marine base. The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2mnGrVs ) says the Navy and the Bureau of Land Management have signed off on the proposal. The Marine Corps wants to remove the tortoises from about 88,000 acres of … Continue reading Federal authorities approve California tortoise removal