Conservationists with the Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS in the Southeast Asian country found 16 eggs in a nest of the critically endangered Royal Turtle.
A red-eared slider was found frozen in its enclosure. Luckily it survived.
Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.
Gopher Tortoise Day is a fun informational day for the entire family.
Turtle smuggler sent endangered reptiles via mail.
The funds will help the aquarium build a new educational exhibit at the aquarium’s sea turtle area.
Spring has arrived on the West Coast of the United States.
There is a thriving black market for sea turtle eggs in South Florida.
After a four month incubation time, the first Galapagos tortoise hatched December 30, 2017.
The turtle was found in a Target store parking lot with a cracked shell.
Sea turtles that were found cold-stunned in early January have been released by Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.
Facebook Is Major Sales Tool For Trafficking Critically Endangered Reptiles In The Philippines, Report Says
The social media site is used to illegally trade critically endangered species.
Millennium was stolen in July from the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, New York.
Although the decimation of some African chelonians has been well documented, many species are not listed on the IUCN Red List because there is almost no information about them
Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Drone footage revealed that sea turtle density during peak nesting season was about 2,086 reptiles per square kilometer.
East Coast Population Of Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Downgraded From Endangered To Threatened Under ESA
The leatherback sea turtle is currently listed as endangered.
In spite of the best efforts by staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Turkey died January 8.
The woman was told several times to move off the sea turtle.
Two parties met in court January 4 in an effort to determine if the tortoise’s owner will get information regarding the reptile’s whereabouts.
This sulcata tortoise was returned to its owner after a day gallivanting around the streets and canals of Mesa, Ariz.
Female green sea turtles on Raine Island outnumber males by 116 to 1.
When turtles become cold-stunned, they are too cold to swim and float on the surface, where they can become dehydrated.
The Duncan Island giant tortoise is one of the smallest of the Galápagos tortoises.
Quang Ngai beaches on Ly Son Island have been breeding grounds in the past for green sea turtles), hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles.
Biggie has been a resident at the zoo since 1975.
Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day.
Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia
Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.
Tourists depicted in an Airbnb ad are shown touching a green turtle and got a magical experience, while Airbnb got chastised and was forced to pull the ad.
Researchers had expected the disoriented turtles to expend more energy than those collected from the nests, but found that the hatchlings were very proficient in determining when to take a rest
The intermediate musk turtle sits morphologically between the stripe neck musk turtle and the loggerhead musk turtle.
Malayemys isan, a species new to science, was discovered in a Thai fish market.
This sea turtle was entangled in bales of cocaine. It was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Asian giant softshell turtle is currently listed as endangered by the IUCN as it has largely disappeared in much of its natural range.
A GoFundMe has been launched for Basil the snapping turtle.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist needed to rehome a Texas tortoise and was successful in doing so.
Has the reptile hobby gone mainstream?
The loggerhead turtle had a gaping hole in its shell. 3D printer technology was used to create a brace to cover it.
Ploughshare tortoises, a Galapagos tortoise, baby pig-nosed turtles, radiated tortoises and golden coin turtles were just a few of the species evacuated due to the California fires.
These highly aquatic turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds. They move clumsily on land.
Byron Paul Pitre was convicted, sentenced to three years probation, and fined $2,500.
The Texas tortoise is the only native tortoise in Texas.
The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.
It took firefighters about four hours to safely remove the dog from the burrow.
Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.
The survey documented 72 mature tortoises in four hours.
Drifter was found entangled in fishing line that was attached to a buoy in the Florida Keys.
It is hoped the unlimited collection of wild turtles is stopped or curtailed in Texas.
The last time an alligator snapping turtle was seen in the wild in the state of Illinois was back in 1984.
The dead turtles were already in a state of decomposition.
The critically endangered reptiles were later released into the sea.
Troy Russo pushed the turtle's legs in and out to expel water and then performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Bubba the tortoise has since been returned to the middle school he calls home.
Would there be a moral dilemma if these little guys were raised in captivity?
After the turtle was freed from its entanglement, the rescuers sunk the boat.
Patches is part of the breeding program at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee.
Jonathan and Frederic(a) are inseparable, even though they are both males.
It took four people to lift the sulcata tortoise onto a wheelbarrow so it could be taken to safety.
The Burmese star tortoise is a critically endangered tortoise that saw its numbers dwindle to just a few hundred individuals in the 1990s.
Carlos Argenis Hernandez was sentenced to 30 days in jail for knowingly disturbing a sea turtle, an endangered species.
George the sulcata tortoise will need a new prosthetic shell every three years as he grows.
The global population of nesting female olive ridley turtles in 2004 was just 2 million, down from around 10 million before protections were encouraged.
Data models show that the state's turtle populations cannot sustain any more losses.
The non-aquatic reptile had fallen into a pool and sank.
Conservation efforts over the last 40+ years of sea turtles in the United States are paying off.
Scientists hope to have a population of 250 adult gopher tortoises in the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve.
It is estimated that there are about 100 Sonyota mud turtles in the wild.
Currently there are no limits to the number of turtles collected in the wild in Arkansas.
Merlin was shot and killed by a man who claimed to think he was dangerous.
The Blanding's turtle adoption program will enable scientists to determine the best locations for restoration of the species.
A breeding program at the Galapagos National Park in the Galapagos Islands will hopefully result in Floreana giant tortoise offspring.
Hurricane Irma serves as a reminder that an entire nesting season could have been disrupted had the storm hit in July.
When the person who shot the video confronted the resort staff, they said the turtles don't have enough food.
The neighbor said he feared the tortoise would bite someone.
The RSPCA is looking for any information on the person who abandoned the sick reptile.
More than 1,040 western swamp tortoises have been successfully bred as part of Western Shield, a breeding program to bolster the wild populations of the tortoise.
Goliath is a 31-year old tortoise rescued from a Hurricane Harvey damaged home.
The college says the species has rarely been bred in captivity.
Tripod, mauled by a dog, was at the center for two months when he was adopted.
Although the population has reached 1,000, the Western pond turtle remains an endangered species in Washington state.
The chance of survival into adulthood for this little turtle is slim.
The rock star tortoise participated in many community events.
A new bulb caused a fire in Bump's enclosure, severely damaging her legs.
St. Johns County warns folks to not touch gopher tortoises at all unless permission is granted by authorities.
Shopkeepers in Chinatown in Los Angeles have been illegally selling red-eared sliders for decades.
Officials have since removed the blue paint and released the tortoise back into its burrow.
Two Aussie blokes with beer stand on top of a sea turtle, post the photo to social media.
A recent DNA study confirms that Diego is a very prolific breeder.
Zoo Knoxville first successfully hatched a black-breasted leaf turtle back in 2005.
The find is significant because the Blanding’s turtle is endangered
Blatant case of animal abuse occurred in Florida.
The zoo's first successful hatching of this species occurred in 2013.
The natural urban lake went through a decade long cleanup process.
Olga Jumenes was no stranger to law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
139 radiated tortoises and seven angonoka tortoises were smuggled from Madagascar and discovered in India.
Man smuggled turtles in excess of $1 million to China
Rescued red-eared slider now calls the New York library home.