Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise is a protected species, and it's population in some areas, such as Joshua Tree State Park in California, has been rapidly declining over the years. Invite your young biologists to study the Desert Tortoise with this simple coloring sheet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use with an endangered species unit of study; learners can record ideas to help conservation efforts
  • Have your class color this sheet, read the accompanying paragraph, and research one more fact about the desert tortoise