The two girls recorded video of themselves torturing and then killing a juvenile gopher tortoise, a threatened species.
Florida Fish and Wildlife is working with the state attorney's office to consider charges.
A tortoise plays with a dog's ball, and the dog doesn't like it.
A green sea turtle hung around for more than 30 minutes while diving instructor Gage Veridiano was shooting it on video.
The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.
Tunnel system imported from Germany may be prototype for future turtle tunnels in Minnesota.
In this Chinese version of Tortoise versus the Hare, it is unclear who won the race.
NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.
The alligator snapping turtle was estimated to weigh about 100 pounds.
Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.
Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.
The alligator snapping turtle is now three distinct species.
Kar worked tirelessly to protect the turtles of India
Building an indoor Russian tortoise breeding enclosure.
Turtle was stuck in a Louisiana culvert when it was rescued.
Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.
After becoming free, the sea turtle turned back to its rescuer.
Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.
Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.
Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.
Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.
Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.
Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet.
Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.
The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.
Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.
The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.
Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.
It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.
Scientists show that red-eared sliders don't transmit common diseases to western pond turtles.
Twenty six year study looks at drought and how it affects ecosystem of Agassiz desert tortoise.
The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.
Information on giant Amazon River turtle and the yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle.
Tips on breeding Blandings turtles
Many sea turtle populations are growing due to worldwide conservation efforts.
Start with a pair of healthy Malacochersus tornieri
Egyptian tortoise breeding information.
Florida man had just helped a turtle cross Interstate 75 in Florida when he was bitten.
Researchers estimate more than 700,000 sea turtles caught in longlines during an 11 year period.
Bluetooth developer works on device to shorten beach closure times during sea turtle hatching season.
California's Department of Fish and Wildlife lacks resources to enforce turtle ban law.
Petition launched on MoveOn.org to stop a federal plan to euthanize remaining tortoises.
Scientists unsure how virus infected the turtles.
Researcher analyzed 37 sea turtle studies that date from before 1900 to 2011.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer destroy viable turtle eggs and small turtles.
Disoriented hatchlings were found crawling aimlessly in hotel parking lot.
Seawalls could prohibit sea turtles from reaching nesting beaches in Palm Beach County.
Fossil Ocepechelon bouyai, discovered in Morocco is from one of the largest marine turtles to have swam the Earth's oceans.
NMFS proposes waters off of six eastern states be designated as critical habitat for Caretta caretta.
The leatherback sea turtle rescue was in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Gopherus agassizii also gets 1,245 acres for habitat.
O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles.
The city's Independence Day organizers will reassess if a turtle race will be held in 2014.
Pseudemys texana, named Thelma and Louise have two heads on one body.
Some say proposal to protect Caretta caretta goes too far while others say it does not go far enough.
Designed for beachfront homes and communities, the lights don't interfere with sea turtle navigation abilities.
Soldiers were conducting training exercises on Oahu's North Shore when they rescued Chelonia mydas.
New study points to Eunotosaurus africanus as first reptile to have anatomy to support a shell.
Wisconsin's Blanding's Turtle a Step Closer to Delisting from State's Endangered and Threatened List
While the turtle has not yet been removed from the state's list, the Butler's gartersnake has been removed.
Study to help military better protect Emydoidea blandingii, an Endangered Species.
French scientist loses dispute to name Aldabra tortoise after fellow French scientists
It is estimated that just 400 Astrochelys yniphora exist in the wild.
Baby turtles are sealed in plastic bag and sold as trinkets in China.
The Living Desert's Mojave Maxine Emerged March 2.
Geoemyda japonica has been found in pet shops in China and Hong Kong.
Trade of Blanding's turtles, spotted turtles and diamondback terrapins are now restricted.
Turtle fitted with new limbs at Japan's Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe.
Phoenix Herpetological Society is caring for lost Centrochelys [Geochelone] sulcata.
Dr. Phillip Arena looks at WSPA video and urges closing of facility.
Krause's passion for reptiles turned into a profession.
Exhibit will feature more than 20 different turtle species.
The trust held a fund drive to purchase the site, called the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary
Clemson University student set out to count number of drivers who swerve to hit a rubber turtle.
The hatching of Cuora aurocapitata marks the first time these turtles have hatched in a captive breeding program
While sea turtle deaths have been reduced, researchers say more needs to be done
Dermochelys coriacea ingested an 18-inch by 18-inch piece of plastic.
Pontiac Township High School awarded grant by State Farm Youth Advisory Board
The turtle is the state's No More Trash Mascot.
Turtle found by train conductor currently in the care of MBCR staff.
Garth Pithan loses 75 of 100 reptiles in a basement fire that also destroyed his Washington home.
In effort to reduce number of Salmonella infections, Petco will accept any aquatic turtle from those who wish to give them up.
Number of Caretta caretta nests counted, at 58,172, is second largest since the state of Florida began counting nests in 1989.
Nests, eggs, and hatchlings disrupted or destroyed in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia
Newly hatched Cuora mouhotii brings the total number at the aquarium to six.
Study shows Pelodiscus sinensis expelling urea via the mouth rather than by using its kidneys.
New study could help to alter fishing times while reducing deaths of Dermochelys coriacea.
Male Dermochelys coriacea was underweight and lethargic.
Zoo is second facility in Europe to successfully hatch Heosemys spinosa.
If culprit or culprits are found, animal abuse charges could be filed.
After six minutes of breathing into the tortoise's nose, the tortoise began breathing again on its own.
The aquarium also hatched Florida chicken turtles and yellow-blotched map turtles.
Feed is reported to have elevated Vitamin D levels.
Distinctive shell shape believed to give survival benefits.
Pick up the August 2012 issue of REPTILES and read the good news about how people are helping sea turtles.
47 million year old Allaeochelys crassesculpta apparently perished in the act of mating.
44 year-old Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata usually comes back but hasn't yet.
The Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise was estimated to be 100 years old.