Adopt a Tortoise

Although the tortoises we work to protect are wild, you can symbolically adopt one of the many tortoises residing on the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area or any of the other parcels of land we manage. All of the proceeds received from this program will go straight back to managing and protecting the tortoise’s habitat. This includes erecting protective barriers to prevent illegal trespass, removing trash, removing invasive plants, and monitoring the habitat. The more threats we remove, the more likely the tortoises are to thrive.

Please indicate if the adoption kit is a gift and, if so, whose name you would like to be on the certificate.

$50 Adoption Kit

Each $50 adoption kit includes:

  • 8″ desert tortoise plush
  • Adoption Certificate
  • 8×10 photo of one of our resident tortoises
  • Subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter “Tortoise Tracks”

$75 Adoption Kit

Each $75 adoption kit includes:

  • 11″ desert tortoise plush
  • Adoption Certificate
  • 8 x10 photo of one of our resident tortoises
  • Subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter “Tortoise Tracks”