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Gopher Tortoise

A Gopher Tortoise . (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

2 Florida Teens Seen In Video Torturing Tortoise Arrested

Northeast Florida authorities say they’ve arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.

07/26/2014

A Gopher Tortoise . (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Gopher Tortoise Threatened, No Money For Federal Protection

Florida’s gopher tortoise population deserves to be added to the nation’s list of endangered and threatened species but funding shortages could delay the listing for years, federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday

CBS4–07/27/2011