Hear the Desert Tortoise

Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise is a beloved desert reptile of the Sonoran Desert.  Being a tortoise, they are naturally slow-moving.  They feed on cactus fruit and leafy plants.  The desert tortoise, like all torti, have impressive reproductive anatomy that can be seen on Youtube.

Desert Tortoise Facts

  • Scientific Name: Gopherus agassizii
  • Size: 10-15 inches
  • Diet: Cactus fruit