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February 23, 2018


Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) can live for more than forty years.

Gopher Tortoises Save Lives

Your animal heroes of the day are gopher tortoises; they're known for saving their neighbors' lives during wildfires.

April 10, 2014


If you ever bump into one of these guys, don't touch! They could carry disease.

Invasion Of The Giant African Land Snails

In Florida, there are invasive snails the size of rodents -- and they're wreaking havoc!

November 19, 2004


Ocean’s Most Wanted

They might seem innocent and lovely in your aquarium, but released into the wild, your plants and fish can knock aquatic ecosystems right out of balance.

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