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Wildlife Nation > Episode 6
Join host Jeff Corwin on an adventure through central Florida as he helps save threatened gopher tortoises from a new real estate development. It’s a race against time for Jeff and a team of dedicated conservationists to find and remove all the gopher tortoises they can before construction begins. Later, Jeff uncovers how gopher tortoises contribute to Florida’s entire ecosystem by providing important habitat for many other species like the iconic eastern indigo snake and the venomous eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Check out an exclusive clip below!
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Behind the Scenes
5 Fun Facts about Gopher Tortoises!
The gopher tortoise has been roaming the upland forests, sandhills and coastal dunes of the deep south for thousands of years. Check out just a few fascinating facts about these amazing reptiles!
We Helped Pass the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act!
Learn more about this major property act, which helps families along the Florida-Georgia boundary clear title to their land and help them manage their land and the wildlife habitat provided by their land.
Rescuing a Gopher Tortoise, and Protecting a Species
Gopher tortoises face numerous threats, including habitat loss! Our senior Northwest Florida representative works with partners to relocate these wonderful creatures, including those rescued on this week’s episode. Read more about the rescue and how we protect this imperiled species!
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