Support flows in for sick desert tortoises

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Updated: 8/29/2013 6:57 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — News that hundreds of threatened desert tortoises face euthanasia with the pending closure of a refuge near Las Vegas has generated a storm of reaction.

Government officials are scrambling to find alternatives and fielding offers from people wishing to adopt the reptiles or make donations.

The Associated Press reported this week that the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center is scheduled to close in 2014 as funding runs out.

The center will have to euthanize tortoises deemed too unhealthy to return to the wild. Healthy tortoises won't be killed.


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