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.
The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.
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.
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.
Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.
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.
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.
The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.
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.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer destroy viable turtle eggs and small turtles.
The leatherback sea turtle rescue was in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Gopherus agassizii also gets 1,245 acres for habitat.
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.
New study points to Eunotosaurus africanus as first reptile to have anatomy to support a shell.
Baby turtles are sealed in plastic bag and sold as trinkets in China.
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.
Dr. Phillip Arena looks at WSPA video and urges closing of facility.
Exhibit will feature more than 20 different turtle species.
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
The turtle is the state's No More Trash Mascot.
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.
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.
Feed is reported to have elevated Vitamin D levels.
44 year-old Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata usually comes back but hasn't yet.
Proposed rule change would require use of TEDs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina.
Red-eared sliders purchased from street vendors likely cause of outbreak.
Tortoises released on land adjacent to land leased by BrightSource Energy for California solar project.
State saw a surge in turtle hunting permits as neighboring states banned the collection of wild turtles.
Friends of El Mirage to educate off highway vehicle riders who ride at El Mirage
Demand for sea turtle soup in China sends its turtle poachers to Palawan.
Rules proposed in an effort to cap ownership of freshwater turtles.
Event will hold sea turtle related educational exhibits and meetings.
Three turtles (Chelonia mydas) from state's first known nest have hatched.
Radiated tortoise poachers were apprehended in Madagascar thanks to a tip from a local citizen.
A turtlekeeper was awarded damages in his suit against federal wildlife authorities.
A new study links pollution to a tumor-forming disease in green sea turtles.
The Diamondback Terrapins cross runway to get to breeding grounds
Man and accomplice smuggled 55 live turtles and tortoises into the United States
A desert tortoise had the most unusual insurance claim in May at Veterinary Pet Insurance.
Chelonoidis carbonaria used in study on the spatial, visual and social cognition in tortoises
Articles are not always pet endorsements.
Three sea turtles with various maladies fixed up and released
Groups claim service not doing enough to protect sea turtles
Bonus content from the February 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Ornate & Engaging."
Bonus content from the February 2010 REPTILES magazine article "Waste Not."
How did turtles get their shell?
Bonus content from the May 2010 REPTILES magazine article "From Russia with Love."
The story of the University of Maryland's Testudo.
Florida bill to designate gopher tortoise as official state tortoise.
New legislation for the domestic sale of baby turtles measuring 4 inches or less is dead in the water.
Find out how you can participate in 2008’s Year of the Frog.
Wyoming toad and Kemp's ridley sea turtle named in top ten success stories of 2007.
Popular tortoise and educator, Mojave Max, passes at 65.
South Carolina legislation would ban eight species of turtle.
New appendage makes tortoise mobile again