Plastic bags and plastic pollution kills and maims hundreds of thousands of reptiles and other animals every year.
The Hermann’s tortoise is valued at around $520 and the store owner wants in back.
Leatherback sea turtles primarily eat jellyfish and plastic tends to look like jellyfish in the ocean.
There are still new and interesting facts to uncover about reptiles.
November 2, 2015
The tortoise twins were successfully separated the second week of October
Arvinachelys goldeni, or Miss Piggy was discovered in southern Utah.
There are two species of Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.
The suspects allegedly had Palawan forest turtles, Asian leaf turtles and Southeast Asian box turtles in their possession.
The hapless tortoise walks into the path of Enid
27 of the 206 pond turtles have since died.
The Memphis Zoo tried to create a mixed species environment.
Capone was a fan favorite at the zoo because he was so charismatic.
Australian researchers built a device out of a sun shirt, some velcro and a custom poop collector to collect poop samples.
One of the women allegedly rode the turtle all the way to the water.
Divers were shooting biofluorescent corals when a Hawksbill sea turtle swam into the light and revealed it too was biofluorescent.
Costa Rican Govt. upset that tourists disrupted sea turtle nesting with selfies and other bad behavior.
The species is nearly extinct in the wild, but is mass farmed for the food industry in China.
Bertie smashed the previous record that stood for nearly 40 years.
Florida teen has been ruled incompetent to stand trial twice
Desmatochelys padillai is 120 million-years-old.
Eunotosaurus africanus roamed the earth 260 million years ago during the Permian Period
Beal’s-eyed turtles in the wild have declined rapidly in the last 15 years.
The world's oceans aren't a trash dump.
Ecosurfers untangle a juvenile sea turtle from some floating garbage.
Albino green sea turtles are not common, though several have surfaced around the world over the years.
If suspects who destroyed the nests are found, fines of up to $100,000 and jail time is possible.
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.