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After Delay, Marines Relocate Desert Tortoise to Make Way for Expanded Training

After Delay, Marines Relocate Desert Tortoise to Make Way for Expanded Training

A 6-month old desert tortoise found during the Desert Tortoise translocation eats aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., on April 12, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

As military missions go, this one is unique: Relocate desert tortoises inhabiting desert land eyed to train Marine Corps brigades to safer areas away from human activity and military training. Read More