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    Gopher Tortoises Returned to Wild [Image 7 of 7]

    Gopher Tortoises Returned to Wild

    CAMP SHELBY, MS, UNITED STATES

    09.20.2017

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes 

    Joint Force Headquarters - Mississippi

    Eighty-nine gopher tortoises were returned to the wild today at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center as part of a joint multi-agency effort to restore the population of this endangered species. It was the largest release of gopher tortoises back to the wild since the post's Head-Start program was created in 2014. A study in 2004 estimated that only 1,000 gopher tortoises remained on Camp Shelby. Another study determined that all monitored hatchlings from nests were dead within three years to predation and other factors. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Williams)

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    Date Taken: 09.20.2017
    Date Posted: 09.21.2017 15:25
    Photo ID: 3793616
    VIRIN: 170920-Z-AL584-001
    Resolution: 5472x3648
    Size: 9.34 MB
    Location: CAMP SHELBY, MS, US 
    Hometown: CAMP SHELBY, MS, US
    Hometown: HATTIESBURG, MS, US

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