Marines wait for a desert tortoise to move off the road at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Associated Press)
April 19, 2017
“More than 1,000 desert tortoises are taking a trip with the Marine Corps this month.
“The military is using helicopters to relocate the tortoises to another part of the Mojave to make way for an expansion of its desert training grounds.”
— Jeanette Steele