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North Carolina Sea Turtle Nesting Declines No Cause for Alarm

8-Year-Old Chinese Boy Caught Smuggling His Pet Turtle at Airport

The Top 10 Reptiles Most Reliant on Zoo Breeding Programs for Survival

Turtles Can Talk to Each Other

Leatherback Turtle Rescued by New Jersey Coast Guard

Is it Art or Tortoise Abuse?

Herping the Eastern Box Turtle

Two-Headed Turtle Thelma and Louise Dies

Florida Teens Who Tortured and Killed Baby Gopher Tortoise Arrested

The two girls recorded video of themselves torturing and then killing a juvenile gopher tortoise, a threatened species.

Two Teen Girls Set Endangered Gopher Tortoise on Fire

Florida Fish and Wildlife is working with the state attorney's office to consider charges.

Tortoise Takes Play out of Uruguay's Luis Suarez's Playbook and Bites His Opponent

A tortoise plays with a dog's ball, and the dog doesn't like it.

Beautiful Dive Footage of a Green Sea Turtle in the Philippines

A green sea turtle hung around for more than 30 minutes while diving instructor Gage Veridiano was shooting it on video.

Leatherback Turtle Survives Billfish Impalement

The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.

Minnesota Town Installs Turtle Tunnel

Tunnel system imported from Germany may be prototype for future turtle tunnels in Minnesota.

Video: Tortoises versus Hares

In this Chinese version of Tortoise versus the Hare, it is unclear who won the race.

Where do Baby Hawaiian Sea Turtles Go?

NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught and Released in Oklahoma

The alligator snapping turtle was estimated to weigh about 100 pounds.

Philippine Police Arrest Sea Turtle Poachers From China

Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.

Tortoise in England Needs Penis Surgery, Owner Turns to Crowd Funding to Defray Costs

Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.

North American Alligator Snapping Turtle is Actually Three Different Species

The alligator snapping turtle is now three distinct species.

Indian Biologist and Turtle Specialist Chandrasekhar Kar Passes Away at 58

Kar worked tirelessly to protect the turtles of India

Build the Best Breeding Enclosure for Your Russian Tortoises

Building an indoor Russian tortoise breeding enclosure.

Alligator Snapping Turtle Rescued From Louisiana Culvert

Turtle was stuck in a Louisiana culvert when it was rescued.

Bones Found 160 Years Apart Reveals Huge Giant Sea Turtle

Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.

Surfer Rescues Sea Turtle Entangled in Rope

After becoming free, the sea turtle turned back to its rescuer.

Wildlife Queensland Launches Campaign to Save Mary River Turtle Hatchlings

Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.

Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed

Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.

Florida Biologists Hope For Successful Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.

Massachusetts Amends Exotic Animal Regulations

Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.

Peru's Manú National Park World's Most Diverse for Reptiles and Amphibians

Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Asian Box Turtle Care Tips and Breeding Notes

Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet.

Turtle Soup Political Ad Blasts Politician For Looking Like a Cartoon Turtle

Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.

Utah Offering 40 Desert Tortoises For Adoption

The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.

U.S. and China Release Sea Turtles into Disputed South China Sea

Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.

Blanding's Turtle Conservation Work Honored in Illinois

The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.

Protections Sought for Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard and 6 Other Herps

Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.

Scientists Turn to GPS to Map Out Hotspots for Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific

It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.

Red-eared Sliders Don't Transmit Disease to Western Pond Turtles

Scientists show that red-eared sliders don't transmit common diseases to western pond turtles.

Drought Linked to Decline of Desert Tortoise in California's Sonoran Desert

Twenty six year study looks at drought and how it affects ecosystem of Agassiz desert tortoise.

Canada Designates 75 acres as protected Blanding's Turtle habitat

The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.

Amazon River Turtles in Danger

Information on giant Amazon River turtle and the yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle.

Breeding Blanding’s Turtles

Tips on breeding Blandings turtles

How to Save the World’s Sea Turtles

Many sea turtle populations are growing due to worldwide conservation efforts.

Breeding Pancake Tortoises

Start with a pair of healthy Malacochersus tornieri

Egyptian Tortoise Breeding

Egyptian tortoise breeding information.

Man Saves Turtle, Gets Bitten by Rattlesnake

Florida man had just helped a turtle cross Interstate 75 in Florida when he was bitten.

Olive Ridley and Green Sea Turtles Suffer from Costa Rican Longline Fishery

Researchers estimate more than 700,000 sea turtles caught in longlines during an 11 year period.

Herping the Mighty Amazon

Poison Dart Frog Care Sheet

Using High Technology to Predict Sea Turtle Hatches?

Bluetooth developer works on device to shorten beach closure times during sea turtle hatching season.

Illegal Red Eared Slider Turtle Sales Continues in L.A.'s Chinatown and Fashion Districts

California's Department of Fish and Wildlife lacks resources to enforce turtle ban law.

Las Vegas Area Desert Tortoise Conservation Center to Close

Petition launched on MoveOn.org to stop a federal plan to euthanize remaining tortoises.

Ranavirus Cause of Death of 19 Wild Turtles in Illinois

Scientists unsure how virus infected the turtles.

Sea Turtles Ingesting More Plastic Than 25 Years Ago

Researcher analyzed 37 sea turtle studies that date from before 1900 to 2011.

FDA Amends 1975-era Turtle Ban Law

U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer destroy viable turtle eggs and small turtles.

Sarasota Florida Police Officer Rescues 100 Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Disoriented hatchlings were found crawling aimlessly in hotel parking lot.

Singer Island Fla. Sea Walls Could be in Violation of Endangered Species Act

Seawalls could prohibit sea turtles from reaching nesting beaches in Palm Beach County.

Scientists Discover Giant Marine Turtle That Suctioned its Food

Fossil Ocepechelon bouyai, discovered in Morocco is from one of the largest marine turtles to have swam the Earth's oceans.

Proposal Submitted to Designate Critical Habitat for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

NMFS proposes waters off of six eastern states be designated as critical habitat for Caretta caretta.

Kennedy Brothers Rescue Leatherback Sea Turtle, Get Investigated by NOAA

The leatherback sea turtle rescue was in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Utah Gets Federal Aid to Protect Desert Tortoise

Gopherus agassizii also gets 1,245 acres for habitat.

Herping in Hawaii

O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles.

4th of July Turtle Race To Go On in Bel Air, Maryland

The city's Independence Day organizers will reassess if a turtle race will be held in 2014.

Two-headed Texas River Cooter Born at San Antonio Zoo

Pseudemys texana, named Thelma and Louise have two heads on one body.

USFWS Proposal to Protect 740 Miles of Coastline for Loggerhead Sea Turtle Meets Resistance

Some say proposal to protect Caretta caretta goes too far while others say it does not go far enough.

Lighting Science Ships Coastal Lights to Prevent Sea Turtle Disorientation

Designed for beachfront homes and communities, the lights don't interfere with sea turtle navigation abilities.

Hawaii Soldiers Rescue Green Sea Turtle Trapped in Crab Net

Soldiers were conducting training exercises on Oahu's North Shore when they rescued Chelonia mydas.

How Did The Turtle Get Its Shell?

New study points to Eunotosaurus africanus as first reptile to have anatomy to support a shell.

Wisconsin's Blanding's Turtle a Step Closer to Delisting from State's Endangered and Threatened List

While the turtle has not yet been removed from the state's list, the Butler's gartersnake has been removed.

Study of Blanding's Turtles on New Hampshire Air Force Base Nears Completion

Study to help military better protect Emydoidea blandingii, an Endangered Species.

Dispute Over Scientific Name Of Aldabra Tortoise Is Settled: T. Gigantea It Will Remain

French scientist loses dispute to name Aldabra tortoise after fellow French scientists

Thai Smugglers Captured with an Estimated 14 Percent of Ploughshare Tortoises Population

It is estimated that just 400 Astrochelys yniphora exist in the wild.

Live Turtle Trinkets Sold in China

Baby turtles are sealed in plastic bag and sold as trinkets in China.

Maxine Emerges and Spring is Here

The Living Desert's Mojave Maxine Emerged March 2.

Japan Asks CITES To Protect Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Geoemyda japonica has been found in pet shops in China and Hong Kong.

Three American Turtles Added to CITES List of Protected Species

Trade of Blanding's turtles, spotted turtles and diamondback terrapins are now restricted.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle in Japan Fitted with Artificial Limbs

Turtle fitted with new limbs at Japan's Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe.

Sulcata Tortoise Rescued in Arizona Desert

Phoenix Herpetological Society is caring for lost Centrochelys [Geochelone] sulcata.

Turtle Expert Urges Closing of Cayman Turtle Farm

Dr. Phillip Arena looks at WSPA video and urges closing of facility.

Herpetologist Robert Krause

Krause's passion for reptiles turned into a profession.

Turtles: Journey of Survival at New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium Opens January 14

Exhibit will feature more than 20 different turtle species.

Nova Scotia Nature Trust Acquires 66 Acre Property to Create Blanding's Turtle Sanctuary

The trust held a fund drive to purchase the site, called the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary

Some Drivers Deliberately Run Over Turtles, Study Shows

Clemson University student set out to count number of drivers who swerve to hit a rubber turtle.

5 Chinese Yellow-Headed Box Turtles Hatch at the WCS's Bronx Zoo

The hatching of Cuora aurocapitata marks the first time these turtles have hatched in a captive breeding program

Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduced Over Last 20 Years, Report Says

While sea turtle deaths have been reduced, researchers say more needs to be done

Leatherback Turtle Likely Killed by Ingested Sheet Plastic

Dermochelys coriacea ingested an 18-inch by 18-inch piece of plastic.

Illinois High School Receives $100,000 for Alligator Snapping Turtle Program

Pontiac Township High School awarded grant by State Farm Youth Advisory Board

Peanut, Missouri's Figure Eight Red-Eared Slider Celebrates 29th Birthday

The turtle is the state's No More Trash Mascot.

Red-Eared Slider Abandoned on Massachusetts Commuter Train

Turtle found by train conductor currently in the care of MBCR staff.

Reptile Road Show Owner Loses Majority of Reptiles to Fire

Garth Pithan loses 75 of 100 reptiles in a basement fire that also destroyed his Washington home.

Petco and Concordia Turtle Farm Launches Turtle Relinquishment Program

In effort to reduce number of Salmonella infections, Petco will accept any aquatic turtle from those who wish to give them up.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nest Numbers Up Across State of Florida

Number of Caretta caretta nests counted, at 58,172, is second largest since the state of Florida began counting nests in 1989.

Irene Destroys Sea Turtle Nests up and Down Florida's Coast

Nests, eggs, and hatchlings disrupted or destroyed in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia

Keeled Box Turtle Breeding Program at Tennessee Aquarium Yields a Newly Hatched Turtle

Newly hatched Cuora mouhotii brings the total number at the aquarium to six.

Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtles Pee From their Mouths

Study shows Pelodiscus sinensis expelling urea via the mouth rather than by using its kidneys.

Leatherback Turtle Danger Zones ID'd in the Pacific Ocean

New study could help to alter fishing times while reducing deaths of Dermochelys coriacea.

Rescued Leatherback Sea Turtle Released

Male Dermochelys coriacea was underweight and lethargic.

Spine Turtle Hatches at Prague Zoo

Zoo is second facility in Europe to successfully hatch Heosemys spinosa.

Tortoise Taped to Helium Balloons Rescued in Oceanside, California

If culprit or culprits are found, animal abuse charges could be filed.

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