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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

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
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Uploaded Mar 13, 2018. Captured Mar 10, 2018 11:05 in I-75, Florida, USA.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/9.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 40mm