SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gopherus agassizii
HABITAT: Semi-arid grasslands, desert areas, of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
Adult tortoises get most of their water from moisture in the plants that they eat. They can survive without access to water for a year or longer. When they have free access to water, they can drink more than 40% of their body weight in approximately an hour.