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4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

The captive breeding program produced a pair of four-eyed turtles and two Beal's four-eyed turtles.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Seeks Bra Hooks To Stitch Up Turtle Shells

The rescue has been seeing as many as 40 injured turtles a week during the last month.

Stolen NYC Bearded Dragon Found Safe

Sandy was taken in May from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hitches Ride To Canada, Gets Returned To Georgia

The Cope's gray treefrog is a species of least concern.

Woman Bitten By Pit Viper In Thailand Treated With Antivenin From Toronto Zoo

The woman received initial treatment in Thailand but her symptoms re-emerged.

California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

Back in 2014, biologists Mark Mendelsohn and Katy Delaney released more than 850 tadpoles into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Hikari to Bring Its Popular Hikari Herptile Foods To US Market

Hikari's Herptile line of prepared foods offer complete nutrition requirements, the company says.

Man Straps GoPro Onto Turtle And Gets Some Cool Footage

The GoPro footage is straight from the perspective of a red-eared slider.

24 Texas Horned Lizards Hatch At San Antonio Zoo

The 24 hatchling Texas horned lizards are part of a breeding program launched at the zoo two years ago.

Dead Sea Turtle Found In Florida Entangled In Fishing Line And Plastic Trash

“Another reminder to leave only your footprints when visiting the beach!”

Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food.

Woman Arrested In Florida For Harassing Sea Turtle Nest

Police and bystanders observed Yaqun Lu, from China poking and stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Snake Stowaway Lands In Hawaii Where Snakes Are Illegal

The hatchling snake was confirmed to be a southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus).

15 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Florida’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

The release is part of a 10 year effort to reintroduce the species into the wild.

Asian Water Dragon Born Via Parthenogenesis At Washington’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons.

Detroit Zoological Society Releases Close To 8,000 Puerto Rican Crested Toad Tadpoles

The toad is a critically endangered species native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Want To Intern In The Maldives To Help Sea Turtles? Read On!

The internship is two weeks and includes free room and board at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort.

Asian Elephant Tracks Are Ideal Breeding Sites For Frogs

Frog eggs and tadpoles were found in elephant tracks in Myanmar.

Two Central Texas Salamanders Need Federal Protection, Lawsuit Says

Both salamanders were given ESA protections in 2014 but the federal government failed to follow through.

Turtle Island Restoration Network May Sue Florida Power & Light Co. For Incidental Taking of Sea Turtles

The nuclear plant operator has a “biological opinion” from the fisheries service that allows the incidental take of sea turtles.

Family Of Bearded Dragon Stolen From New York Pet Shop Offers $1,000 Reward For Its Safe Return

Sandy was stolen from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Arizona Game and Fish Desert Tortoises Up For Adoption

Once a desert tortoise is placed in captivity, it cannot be released back into the wild.

New Rat Snake Species Discovered In Eurasia

The blotched rat snake is a large-bodied snake of the genus Elaphe.

Two Anaconda Born Via Parthenogenesis At New England Aquarium

Parthenogenesis occurs when a female gives birth without having been impregnated by a male.

Australia’s Grassland Earless Lizard Is Actually Four Distinct Species

The grassland earless dragon is an endangered lizard native to Australia

USFWS Proposes Neuse River Waterdog Salamander For ESA Protections

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a permanently aquatic salamander.

Tadpole Tail Regeneration Cells Discovered

Tadpoles can regenerate their tails after loss via cells in their skin.

Stray Russian Tortoise Gets Damaged Shell Fixed By San Diego Veterinarian

Teddy is now up for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society.

Utah Wants Feedback On Proposal To Ease Collection Of Wild Herps

A new proposal by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources would ease the restrictions placed on herp collecting.

New Glass Frog Species Discovered And Described

The Guajira giant glass frog is native to a remote mountain in Colombia.

US Marines Control Raven Populations To Save California Desert Tortoises

The decline in Mojave desert tortoises is attributed to the increase in the raven population, according to the U.S. Marines.

After A Year Of Trying, An Asian Water Monitor Finally Caught In Florida

The Asian water monitor was first reported loose in October 2017.

Exotic Rescue In Florida Wants Savannah Monitor Returned

Peaches was taken from her temporary home May 6.

Florida Box Turtle Walks Again With Help From Custom Wheelchair

Scoot Reeves walking with his new wheelchair.

Fang Facts of Vipers, Elapids, and Colubrids

Fangs developed a series of times to give us some of the most venomous predators of the planet.

Expert Care Of The Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt

With proper care, the Japanese fire-bellied newt can live more than 25 years.

New Species Of Rough-Sided Snake Discovered In Sri Lanka

De Silva’s rough-sided snake's coloration resembles the soil in the habitat in which it lives.

New Pit Viper Species Discovered in India

Sea Snakes Recorded Diving To Record 245 Meters

The sea snakes were poking their heads in the sand looking for food.

More Than Half The World’s Amphibians In Danger Of Extinction, Study Says

"We found that more than 1,000 data-deficient amphibians are threatened with extinction, and nearly 500 are Endangered or Critically Endangered.

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care!

Buffalo Zoo Welcomes New Resident Komodo Dragon

Kadal is a Komodo dragon who came to the zoo in October.

Captive-Breeding Brings Red-Legged Frogs Back To Yosemite National Park

Captive breeding efforts enabled 500 California red-legged frogs to be released back into Yosemite Valley.

Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

Sea Turtle That Swallowed Fish Hook Released Back Into Ocean

Kernel was released after four months of rehabilitation. He had a fishhook lodged in his esophagus.

Australian Rangers Find Three-Eyed Snake

A three-eyed snake with all eyes fully functioning was found in Australia.

Florida License Plate Sales To Help Fund Study of Turtle-Killing Virus

The Florida FWC hopes to raise $30,000 to develop a test for Virus X, which has killed hundreds of turtles in the last year.

Casper, the rescue Alligator at Everglades Outpost

Animal ambassadors like Casper are a vital part of awareness and conservation outreach for many private sectors and the AZA.

The Last Herp of the Season: In Search of Crotalus horridus

It took years for the author to finally see a timber rattlesnake while out herping.

Green Sea Turtle Populations Rebound In U.S. Pacific, Study Says

Green sea turtle populations around Hawaii and U.S. Pacific islands are up markedly but hawksbill turtle populations are not.

Herp Photographer Matthijs Kuijpers To Release Cold Instinct Reptile Book

Matthijs Kuijpers spent the last 30 years photographing these reptiles.

TheTurtleRoom Gets Tax-Exempt Status, Serves As Public Charity

TheTurtleRoom is now a tax-exempt conservation organization that works to ensure the survival of turtle and tortoise species around the world.

New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Siskiyou Mountains Salamander

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and northern California.

Last Known Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Has Died

Zoo officials have been trying to breed China Girl since 2009.

Asian Parasites Found In Burmese Pythons Killing Native Florida Snakes

The Asian parasite Raillietiella orientalis, has found its way, via the invasive Burmese python, into Florida-native snakes.

Released Texas Horned Lizard Hatchlings Survive Winter

Three of the 10 lizards released were found in good condition.

Three-toed Skink Gives Birth To Live Young And Lays Eggs

The lizard is bimodally reproductive, which means it can give birth to live young and lay eggs.

Albino Anoles Created At The University Of Georgia

Through gene editing, scientists were able to cause albinism in brown anole lizards.

Florida Woman Rescues Snake Stuck In Beer Can

After a few minutes, the snake was freed from the beer can.

Kangaroo Rats Use Their Long Legs To Kick Rattlesnakes When Attacked

The kangaroo rats can also reorient their body in mid-air to escape rattlesnake bites.

Commercial Wild Turtle Trapping Ban Sought For Maryland

Common snapping turtles can be caught in unlimited amounts in the state of Maryland.

Surveillance Footage Shows Man Taking Ball Python From Michigan Pet Store

This man is wanted by police in Rockwood, Michigan for allegedly stealing a ball python from I Love My Pets.

Solomon Island Leaf Frog Care And Breeding

This species of frog is now widely available as healthy, captive-bred specimens.

Olive Sea Snake Senses Light Through Its Tail, Avoiding Predation, Study Says

The discovery is seen as a defense mechanism against predators.

Florida FWC Seeks Assistance In Turtle Die-Off Mystery

The turtles have been dying in and near the St. Johns River since March 2018.

Bsal Fungus Not Found In The United Kingdom’s Wild Newt Population

Amphibian owners are urged to prevent Bsal fungus from infecting wild populations.

Researchers Discover New Species Of Stiletto Snake

Branch's stiletto snake has fangs that jut out the side of its mouth, researchers say.

Nature Conservancy Acquires Texas Beach To Protect Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

More than 6,000 acres of Kemp's ridley nesting sites will be protected.

Gila Monster May Just Become Utah State Reptile

Students studying the reptile hope that their efforts pay off and the governor signs the house bill into law.

10 Popular Snakes For Reptile Keepers

With good research and proper care, any of these snakes would make for a great captive.

How To Build A Bioactive Enclosure For Your Crested Gecko

A more natural approach to keeping America’s favorite pet gecko.

Massachusetts Students Get Involved In Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

Students at Weston High School in Massachusetts captive breed and then release Blanding's turtles.

Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

800 Flapshell Turtles Confiscated In India

The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.

Snake That Ate Ping Pong Ball And Survived Surgery Released Back Into Wild

In addition to eating rodents such as rats, rat snakes also consume eggs.

Idaho Science Teacher Found Not Guilty In Snapping Turtle Case

Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.

Dreams of Loam: In Search Of The Eastern Spadefoot Toad

It took the author several decades to finally find his holy grail of herps, an eastern spadefoot toad.

New Treefrog Species Discovered In Ecuador

Hyloscirtus hillisi is a dark mottled brown in coloration with tiny yellow spots found on its front and hind legs.

Idaho Science Teacher To Stand Trial In Snapping Turtle Case

The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.

Six Studies On Reptile

Reptiles are a lot smarter than some think.

Reptiles In England’s Hankley Common Receive 110 Hectares of Protected Space

The protected land will total more than 200 hectares by the end of 2019.

Aussie Farmer Records Cane Toads Hitching Ride On Olive Python

Paul Mock was out lowering his dam's spillway when he happened upon the most unusual sight.

Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

Man Who Stole Reptile Hide By Stuffing It In His Pants Identified

Video shows a man stuffing a large reptile hide down his pants.

Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

House Geckos Can Walk On Water, Researchers Show In Video

Asian house geckos run across water at about the same speed they run across land.

Trump Administration Sued For Failing To Protect Two Garter Snake Species

The northern Mexican garter snake and the narrow-headed garter snake were give Endangered Species Act protections in 2014.

Herping The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Spending 8 days in the rainforest yields a variety of herptiles.

New Snake Species Discovered Inside The Stomach Of Another Snake

A Central American coral snake consumed Cenaspis aenigma, a previously undescribed snake species.

Scuba Anole Stays Submerged For 16 Minutes

Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater.

Texas Ends Conservation Plan For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil- rich west Texas.

18-Foot Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

The snake is the third largest captured in the state.

King Cobra Saved After Being Trapped For 4 Days In Fishing Net

The king cobra is the largest venomous snake of the world.

Marine Reptiles Of The World

History of the Galapagos Tortoise

Several Released Texas Horned Lizards Survive Into Brumation

10 Texas horned lizards were tagged for tracking. One has since buried itself for the winter.

Newly Discovered Amphibian Named After Donald Trump

The 10cm-long amphibian is named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

Asian Water Monitor Breeding And Care Tips

Captive breeding of Varanus salvator has increased the popularity of this beautiful lizard.
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