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Desert Tortoise Adoption Session

For some, a dog or cat will do just fine. But for others who are considering adopting an animal truly unique to Arizona, say hello to your next family member: a Sonoran desert tortoise.

Arizona Game and Fish Department staff will hold a free virtual tortoise adoption information session via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, for anyone interested in adopting.

Arizona residents interested in providing an adoptive home should review the Tortoise Adoption Program page. How to properly care for a desert tortoise, including instructions on how to build an enclosure/burrow, also are included.

Once the burrow is completed, potential adopters can submit an online application at www.azgfd.gov/tortoise. All applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be contacted by the department.

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