The gopher tortoise is a species of the ''Gopherus'' genus native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction.
The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus ''Gopherus'', which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the.. more