World Turtle News 07/22/2021

Researchers Discover New Deadly Disease For Gopher Tortoises

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a new fatal illness in Gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, so having a fatal disease spreading will only make conserving this keystone species more difficult.

To read more about this disease, follow the link.

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Photo from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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