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Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge

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Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge

In this Aug. 22, 2013, photo, research associate Pamela Flores conducts a health assessment on a desert tortoise at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, in Las Vegas. Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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