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        Gopher Tortoises: Burrowing to Escape Forest Fires

        See how gopher tortoises burrow to escape the dangers of forest fires and provide refuge for other animals in the video from NATURE: Animal Homes. Gopher tortoises live in longleaf pine forests in the Southeastern United States. The tortoises dig burrows that allow them to escape the frequent forest fires that occur in the forest. Many other animals benefit, too. More than 350 different species spend time in the burrows.

        See the Support Materials for a Forest Fire eBook activity.

         

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