Mojave Max (source: BLM)

Mojave Max, the Spokestortoise for the Clark County Desert Conservation Program  since 1995 is currently in his burrow in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada.  He started his brumination, which is similar to hibernation,  on November 12th, 2010.   Max has been hosting the annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest since the year 2000.  Students from many areas of Nevada, California and Utah can enter this contest to win prizes for themselves, their class and their teacher, by guessing the date and exact time of Max’s emergence.

If you want to see Max’s emergence history, read the list below:

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2000 – March 15 – 12:32 p.m.
2001 – March 19 – 8:30 a.m.
2002 – March 22 – 11:46 a.m.
2003 – March 7 – 10:25 a.m.
2004 – February 19 – 11:14 a.m.
2005 – February 14 – 11:55 a.m.
2006 – April 3 – 11:32 a.m.
2007 – March 26 – 11:34 a.m.
2008 – April 14 – 11:27 a.m.
2009 – April 7 – 2:37 p.m.
2010 – March 30 – 9:23 a.m.

To find out more about Mojave Max, the yearly contest and more information about the desert tortoise, check out this website:

http://www.mojavemax.com/

Take It Easy – Mojave

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