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Gopher Tortoise

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Gopher tortoises are a medium sized tortoise, averaging 10 inches long and around 9 lbs in weight at adult size. Their carapace is primarily a brown-grey in color, and their plastron is generally a yellow or tan color. Males are distinguished from females by their concave plastron, and longer tail. It is one of only four species of tortoise native to North America. They are predominantly found in the state of Florida, but also range into the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
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