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Uniquely Utah: Bringing home an endangered species

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Posted at 10:02 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 00:02:36-04

UTAH --When Desert Tortoises are disturbed by development or removed from their native habitat, it is often necessary to keep them in captivity rather than return them to the wild.

This creates a rare opportunity for people in Utah to acquire a pet actually considered an endangered species.

Check out this week's edition of Uniquely Utah to see how it works, and if you're interested in adopting a Desert Tortoise some day, clink here for details about the program.