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Giving tortoises a 'head start': Raising gopher tortoises in captivity may boost wild populations

Giving tortoises a 'head start': Raising gopher tortoises in captivity may boost wild populations

Research indicates that head-starting -- raising a species in captivity and releasing it into a protected habitat after it has grown large enough to be less vulnerable to predators -- is a useful intervention for boosting the state's gopher tortoise population.

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