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Dotty the desert tortoise chows down on evening primrose in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 11, 2023. The surprising warmth of these ancient cold-blooded creatures has made them popular pets for families with pet dander allergies and for retirees. (AP Photo/Alina Hartounian)
When You Adopt a Desert Tortoise, Prepare for a Surprisingly Social and Zippy Pet

Did you know the Arizona Game and Fish Department has a desert tortoise adoption program?