|The Fort Caroline Gopher
Tortoise Reserve went into operation on August 17, 2001. This is a
1000 square foot tortoise pen built in the courtyard of Fort Caroline
Middle School in Arlington. I recently acquired a permit for 6
gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus, and have 6 adults in the
pen. These tortoises are captive hatched in 1987, 1989, and
1993. They are all siblings.