Please watch for wildlife when driving through the park.
As temperatures cool down, they often leave their burrows in search of food, water, or a mate.
The dark coloration of tortoises and tarantulas often make them hard to spot. To be safe, always drive within the speed limit and with caution.
Remember to only touch or go near wildlife if they are in absolute danger of being run over. Should you ever have to help wildlife across the road here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Be sure that oncoming traffic has stopped and that you are parked at a safe location.
2. Carry the tortoise or tarantula SLOW, LOW, and LEVEL so as not to stress them out
3. Move them in the direction that they are heading
Thanks for protecting our wildlife!
Have you ever encountered a tortoise or other wildlife in the park? Share your stories below! [Photo by NPS/Jesmira Bonoan]