Gopher tortoises are reptiles that live throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig large, deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants. Gopher tortoises share these burrows with more than 350 other species, and are therefore referred to as a keystone species. Gopher Tortoises are a threatened wildlife species and are protected by the state. Our Gopher Races are now raced by wooden Gopher Turtles!