UC Davis veterinarians break the news: Tiny Tim the Tortoise is a female!

Tiny Tim is a desert tortoise who has been owned by a family since 1980. The owners gave the tortoise a male name, but University of California at Davis veterinarian David Guzman discovered the animal is female when running diagnostics that ultimately uncovered six heavily calcified, thick-shelled eggs. Tiny Tim passed some of the eggs with medical management, but the last three had to be surgically removed. The Davis Enterprise (Calif.)/UC Davis News (4/8), The Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (4/8)

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