The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working to find homes for 75 desert tortoises.
AZGFD said the tortoises are of many ages and sizes, including week-old babies.
"Breeding of these captive tortoises and their offspring has led to a surplus of tortoises that need homes," AZGFD wrote on its website.
We need adoptive homes for 75 #DesertTortoises! We have tortoises of many ages and sizes available - including these week-old babies! Interested in adopting? Visit www.azgfd.gov/tortoise for more information and an application. #conserveandprotect #babytortoise #adoptme #instagramaz
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The department is encouraging those who are looking to adopt to learn as much as possible about the desert tortoise and give considerable thought before becoming a tortoise's caregiver.
"A captive tortoise can live up to 100 years," the department wrote, "so be aware that a tortoise you adopt may outlive you."
For more information, visit the Arizona Game and Fish desert tortoise adoption website.