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Desert tortoise "stays home for Nevada"

A desert tortoise stands in the desert

One of the most reclusive residents of the Clark County Wetlands Park, the desert tortoise is a natural when it comes to social distancing - spending about 95 percent of its life in isolation.

Often found underground, the desert tortoise is native to the Mojave Desert and has a lifespan of 50 to 80 years.

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