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Gopher Tortoise Day: Celebrate Alabama’s majestic tortoise species this weekend

Gopher Tortoise Day: Celebrate Alabama’s majestic tortoise species this weekend

Behold the majestic gopher tortoise, king of all eastern U.S. land-based tortoises, not least because it is the only land-based tortoise east of the Mississippi River. The tortoise’s future is far from certain, however, as it is listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and protected throughout its range.