Southern Arizona overrun with Desert Tortoises
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Looking for a new pet but no time for daily walks? Have allergies to fur or feathers? How about a desert tortoise? These hardshell reptiles are availabe for adoption, right here in southern Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Game and Fish says an abnormally large amount of tortoises have shown up this year.
"A lot of people like them, I mean it's a low maintenance pet, so its not something that you need to get out and exercise everyday, they will do that on their own in your yard...they do make good pets," said Locana DeSouza.
If you would like additional information on adopting a Desert Tortoise, call the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum at (520) 505-5227.