Nature

How the Gopher Tortoise Saves Hundreds of Animals from Fires

Clip: Season 38 Episode 11 | 1m 31s

When wildfires spread through Florida's Longleaf Pine forest, the animals must find a way to cope. The gopher tortoise digs burrows that provide refuge to hundreds of species of animals.

Aired: 02/12/20

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Buy Now:

Problems Playing Video?

Major support for NATURE is provided by The Arnhold Family in memory of Henry and Clarisse Arnhold, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, The Fairweather Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Charles Rosenblum, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, Sandra Atlas Bass, Doris R. and Robert J. Thomas, The Hite Foundation, Gary and Christy Roeber, The Sun Hill Family Foundation in memory of Susan and Edwin Malloy, The Arlene and Milton D. Berkman Philanthropic Fund, the Bradley L. Goldberg Family Foundation, the Anderson Family Fund, The M. & H. Sommer Foundation, Ron Hull, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, by PBS, and by Viewers Like You.