Daniel Essary

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A Desert Tortoise Isn’t Just Any Old Tortoise

A Desert Tortoise Isn’t Just Any Old Tortoise

The southwestern United States is lucky to have a wide variety of animals throughout its desert region. One special and ecologically important animal that is found here is the desert tortoise.   read more

Desert Tortoises: Unexpected Nests!

Desert Tortoises: Unexpected Nests!

One very important part of my job is to maintain the outdoor tortoise enclosures here at the San Diego Zoo’s Desert Tortoise Conservation Center (DTCC), and in particular to ensure[…..]

Desert Tortoises: Male or Female?

Desert Tortoises: Male or Female?

During the years I have spent working with desert tortoises, the one thing that I am continuously asked is “How do you know if it is a female or a[…..]