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Bullhead City, Arizona: Poki, the World's Largest Desert Tortoise

Weighs two tons. Named "Poki" by the wealthy local man who had it built for his own amusement. Move to a public spot in town in January 2014.

1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, AZ
South edge of town, next to the sign for the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce. On the west side of Hwy 95, a little over two miles south of its intersection with Hwys 68 and 163.
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Poki, the World's Largest Desert Tortoise.

Poki, the World's Largest Desert Tortoise

Poki, the World's Largest Desert Tortoise. Standing strong!

[Karen, 02/20/2021]

Big tortoise.

Poki, the World's Largest Desert Tortoise

Out in front of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce you will find the world's largest desert tortoise. Though this creature looks like it could take off your leg with one bite, have no fear; desert tortoises are vegetarian. So unless you're dressed up as a carrot or head of lettuce you should be safe.

You can see this fine specimen as you drive by or pull over into the ample parking that's available all around it.

[Phrank Phester, 02/08/2014]

The tortoise, which weighs two tons, was commissioned by local resident Bill Hayes, who wanted it to be realistic and have a gentle smile. Bill named it "Poki" and displayed it on his property. When Bill moved to Montana in late 2013, he gave the tortoise to the town.

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