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Author Archives: Rob Labar

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Next Spring Training Group 5/07/24

February 7, 2024

The next spring training group is scheduled for May 7th 2024. Click here to visit our Careers page for more info

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Did you know???

May 8, 2023

Did you know…. That one of the ways to determine the sex of a tortoise is by chin glands. Chin glands become present on males at sexual maturity. They serve as chemical and visual signals to other tortoises. Dominant males have chin glands that are larger than other males’ and contain more testosterone. The more you know…

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Next training group anticipated to start April 17th 2023 (FILLED)

February 15, 2023

We are hiring again! Please see our Careers page for more info. https://www.snei.com/careers/

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Saving Desert Tortoises

September 1, 2022

Congrats to Jeremy for staying diligent and finding and saving this juvenile desert tortoise from harms way on a project site

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Did You Know??

March 3, 2022

Did you know… that female tortoises can store sperm for up to 5 years? Because of this, they don’t need to mate each year to lay a clutch (of eggs). Also because of this, a single clutch can be from multiple paternal partners

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Hatchling Tortoise: Did you know??

February 15, 2022

Did you know…. that the top shell of the desert tortoise, known as the carapace, takes about 5 years to reach full ossification (hardening of the shell)? During these first five years they are very vulnerable to various predators, including ravens, coyotes, kit fox, badgers, gila monsters, roadrunners, snakes and more.