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Conservation Efforts Help Giant South American Turtle Population Increase

The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.

Lost Instagram Famous Tortoise Found Safe

Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.

Magnetoreception In Turtles And Tortoises

Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood

Escaped Asian Water Monitor Captured After 3 Months On The Lam

Bamboo was captured after a homeowner spotted green iguanas running all over the street.

Frogs In England Stuck In Storm Drains Get Help From Team WART

Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains.

Florida FWC Hatch Pine Snakes From Discovered Nests

Biologists with the Florida FWC Commission successfully hatched several Florida pine snakes from two separate clutches found in the wild.

Japanese Giant Salamanders Breed For First Time Outside Japan

The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan.

490 Indian Star Tortoises Seized In India

Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.

Certain Mosquito Repellents Are Lethal To Larval Salamanders

When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate.

Florida Hunter Captures Record Setting 17.5 foot Burmese Python

The python elimination program has eliminated 1,859 invasive Burmese pythons in just two years.

Special Events For Young Herpers

What events can young herpers attend to get information that they understand?

What Is The Rarest Color In Reptiles?

Blue is not a pigment in herps.

Phrynosoma asio: A Horned Lizard That Eats More Than Ants

Keeping horned lizards is difficult because most are ant eaters. Phrynosoma asio apparently eats other insects as well.

Four People In Florida Bitten By Coral Snakes

The folks picked up the coral snakes and were then bitten.

Caring For The Green Iguana

Despite setbacks, the Lizard King’s popularity endures.

Snake Missing Six Months Reunited With Keeper

The boa constrictor hitched a ride to a Texas Goodwill in a sofa.

Salamander Diversity Of The United States

The United States has the highest salamander diversity in the world

Aquarium Urges NOAA To Count Leatherback Turtle Deaths When Considering Endangered Status

The leatherback turtle is the largest of all turtles in the sea or on land.

Two New Frog Species Discovered In Vietnam

The newly discovered Vietnamese frogs live in a cold climate more than 3,000 meters above sea level.

Snake Road In Illinois To Remain Closed Another Week

The U.S. Forest Service began restricting vehicles on the road more than 40 years ago

Thousands Of Radiated Tortoises Seized On Madagascar

The tortoises are in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance.

False Water Cobra Captive Care And Breeding

Hydrodynastes gigas are cobras in name only.

Instagram Fan Of Sulcata Tortoise Offers $500 Reward For Her Return

Ethel went missing last week after she wandered through an open front gate.

Olympic Gold Medalist David Verburg Rescues Tortoise From Road

Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.

How To Raise Your Own Mealworms

The humble mealworm has long been a favorite dietary staple of pet reptiles and amphibians.

Baw Baw Frog Successfully Bred For First Time Ever At Australia’s Melbourne Zoo

It is estimated that less than 1,000 Baw Baw frogs remain in the wild.

Aussie Couple Donates $100,000 To Help Save Southern Bell Frog

The Importance Of Reptile Assurance Colonies

These are just few examples of the important work of dedicated conservationists who refuse to allow reptiles and amphibians to go extinct.

Rat Snakes Of The United States

Rat snakes make great captives. The red rat snake, also known as the corn snake is probably the most popular snake kept as a pet.

Puff Adder Research In Africa

Study reveals unexpected behavior in wild puff adders.

Injured Eastern Box Turtle Has Legos Wheelchair Removed To Prepare For Winter Brumation

The eastern box turtle appears to be healing up nicely and will hopefully be released soon.

Wood Frog Behavior Changed By Agricultural Insecticides

Wood frogs that were exposed to neonicotinoids moved less than those that hadn't been exposed.

Keeping And Breeding The Minor’s Chameleon

The Minor’s chameleon breeds readily in captivity. You just need to find some.

The Angulate Tortoise Of South Africa

Meet “Rooipens skilpad,” otherwise known as the angulate tortoise, also known as the bowsprit tortoise.

Two Non-Native Tortoises Found In Utah Desert Reserve

Folks who no longer can care for a sulcata tortoise, or any animal, should turn them into a rescue. They should never be released into the wild.

Arkansas To Study Potential Restrictions On Turtle Harvesting

Currently turtle trappers in Arkansas can take an unlimited number of 14 turtle species in the state.

Aussie Wins Life Scientist Of The Year Prize For Work On Saving Frog Species

Berger wrote a doctoral thesis on chytrid fungus more than 20 years ago that has since been cited more than 1,800 times by scientists.

Florida’s Invasive Reptiles

Florida is sometimes called ground zero for the number of invasive reptiles that now call the state home.

Two-Headed Copperhead Snake To Be Displayed At Kentucky Wildlife Center

The baby venomous snake was donated to the center by a couple who found it in their yard.

Panamanian Frogs Surviving Despite Chytrid Fungus Infection

Frogs in Panama adapting and surviving chytrid fungus infection.

5 Earless Monitor Lizards Hatched At Prague Zoo

Earless monitor lizards are native to Borneo.

Twitter Co-Founder’s Tortoise Found After Missing 5 Months

Roshi has been in Biz Stone's care for more than 15 years.

Nearly 300 Sea Turtle Hatchlings In Florida Rescued From Hurricane Leslie

These green and loggerhead sea turtles wait out the stormy weather at the Brevard Zoo.

123 Galapagos Tortoise Hatchlings Stolen From Galapagos Islands

Thieves made off with the critically endangered tortoises early this month.

Cape Cobras Eat Their Own Kind, But Only Males

Researchers have found that male Cape cobras eat male Cape cobras. They have not yet documented a male eating a female.

Injured Sea Turtle Found With Large Eel In Its Body Cavity

A goldspotted eel was removed from a sea turtle that was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Reptile Conservation Success Story: The American Alligator

The American alligator was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and removed form the list in 1987.

Horned Lizards Released Back Into The Wild In Texas

Captive breeding of the Texas horned lizard for release back into the wild should bolster their numbers.

Injured Eastern Box Turtle Outfitted With Legos To Help Him Move About

The Legos were fashioned into a wheelchair to help him move about until he is healed enough to be released.

Florida Kingsnake In NorCal With Bad Burns On His Body Ready For Adoption

Felix is a Florida kingsnake who was surrendered by his owner in bad shape. He is ready to be adopted.

Two-Headed Baby Copperhead Snake Found Alive In Virginia

It is hoped that the venomous reptile can eventually be put on display at a zoo.

4 Popular Ways To Find Reptiles And Amphibians In The Wild

Researchers use these methods to look for reptiles in the wild.

Green Tree Python With Broken Jaw Fixed With Paper Clip And Superglue

Dr. Joshua Llinas, of HerpVet in Mt. Ommaney in Queensland, Australia fixed the jaw of Toothless after she damaged it while feeding.

5 Facts About The Bearded Dragon

Here are some facts about the bearded dragon, an Australian native lizard that is popular amongst reptilekeepers.

Why It Matters Where The Turtles Have Gone

Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.

56 Hermann’s Tortoises Stolen From A Cupulatta Park In Corsica

All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.

Aussie Snake Catchers Capture Two Pythons Fighting In Brisbane Home

The dueling duo were released about a mile away from the home in which they were removed.

Reward For Information Leading To Death of Sea Turtle Upped By $5,000

The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.

Michigan Boy Seeks Return Of His Lost Tortoise

Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.

Three-Legged Desert Tortoise Finds New Home At Posh Arizona Resort

Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.

NOAA Offers Reward For Info Regarding Deliberate Sea Turtle Death

The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.

Researchers ID Genes That Enable A Specific Population Of Side-Blotched Lizards To Change Colors

A colony of side-blotched lizards living on black lava rock in the Mojave desert of Southern California can change its color after some time living under different conditions.

North Carolina' Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Hold Salamander Citizen Scientist Day

The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species.

100+ Pythons Seized From Texas Home

Authorities tried working with the owner to try and improve conditions before seizing the reptiles.

Thieves Steal Leopard Tortoise From NY Reptile Store And Crime Is Caught On Video

Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.

Head Starting Gopher Tortoises Increases Chances Of Survival

A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.

Now Is The Time To Herp Snake Road At Shawnee National Forest

Herping on the Snake Road in Shawnee National Forest is best done when the road is closed to vehicles, from September 1 to October 1.

Actor Chris Pratt Takes His Bearded Dragon Out For A Walk

Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.

Breeding The Kaiser's Mountain Newt

Neurergus kaiserii was once listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, but more recently its classification was changed to Vulnerable.

81-Year-Old Grandma Subdues Two Large Pythons Like A Boss

It turns out the woman has years of experience handling snakes.

West Virginia Man Arrested For Illegal Possession of 17 Rattlesnakes

West Virginians can possess one timber rattlesnake.

8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.

Shanon Gann To Head Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center

Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.

Blanding’s Turtle Hatchlings Surprise Officials At Dakota County Park In Minnesota

There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.

More Than 300 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Found Dead In Abandoned Fishing Net

The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.

Man On Vacation In Hawaii Fined $1,500 For Harassing Sea Turtle And Touching Monk Seal

The Northern Leopard Frog: From Egg To Frog

A journey of the leopard frog from tadpole to adult.

Snake Handler Helps Wisconsin Police Save Snake Stuck Under Hood Of Car

A ball python managed to get itself wrapped up in the engine compartment of a car in Wisconsin. Police called a snake handler to help safely remove the reptile.

After 11 Days, Escaped Tortoise Is Found 9 Miles From Home

Flash was luckily found in seemingly great shape.

Stolen Box Turtle Named David Beckham Returned To Florida Teaching Zoo

One of four chelonians stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo has been recovered.

College Student Says Pet Snake “Held Hostage” At Boarding Facility

The facility that was caring for Santana says the snake is being treated for mites.

Hog Island Boa Constrictors

The wild Hog Island boa population has taken some hits, but surveys indicate it’s rebounding.

Four Sulcata Tortoises Stolen From Kingston Maurward College In England

One of the stolen tortoises requires daily medical care.

Commercial Turtle Trapping Banned In Texas

Prior to the ban, residents could harvest an unlimited number of four turtle species on private property, including spiny softshell turtles.

Burmese Pythons Crossbreeding With Indian Pythons In Florida Everglades

Researchers say a crossbred snake could create a super snake that takes the best traits of both species.

Turtle That Roamed The Earth 228 Million Years Ago Without A Shell Discovered In China

The shell-less turtle, named Eorhynchochelys sinensis was found in China.

How A Russian Tortoise Survived A Dog Bite

An English mastiff bites a Russian tortoise and a vet team saves him just in time.

Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.

Spanish Police Raid Largest Illegal Turtle Farm In Europe

Spanish police have shut down what it says is the largest illegal turtle and tortoise farm in Europe.

Lawsuit To Protect Habitat Of Two Garter Snake Species Launched Against USFWS

The habitat of both garter snake species are suffering from issues such as livestock grazing, agricultural and urban sprawl.

Six Hatchling Loggerhead Turtles Found Swimming In Florida Hotel Room Wastebasket

While a couple admitted removing the turtles from the beach, authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Galapagos Tortoise Conservation: Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary

Tortoises at Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary include both hybridized and pure sub species of the Galapagos tortoise, including G.e. guntheri and C. Porteri.

Boa Constrictor Thwarts Mail Delivery At Overland Park, KS Home

These animal control officers had quite the time with this boa constrictor.

Florida Student Develops Method To Screen Frogs For Perkinsea Disease

The pathogen Perkinsea enters the frog through the skin or mouth and then attacks the liver.

10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.

U.S. Forest Service And Turtles For Tomorrow Help Make Gravel Pits Wood Turtle Safe

Wood turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Woman Doesn't Give Up Found Bearded Dragon Despite Pleas From Owner

A woman says another woman won't return her lost bearded dragon.

Poaching of Hong Kong's Endangered Golden Coin Turtles Spur Calls For Protections

The golden coin turtle often end up as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.

Florida Police Seek Driver Who Ran Over Gopher Tortoise

Gopher tortoises and their burrows are protected by Florida state law.
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