Terrapene carolina is a protected species in Louisiana.
Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.
The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America.
Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.
Kinosternon vogti sp. nov shares the genus with 12 other turtle species.
If all goes well, gopher tortoise hatchlings will emerge from the nest in late summer.
There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.
Plastic bags are often mistaken for jellies by sea turtles.
Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.
The charge stems from a March 2018 incident that caused worldwide condemnation of the teacher.
Softshell turtles are dying in Florida's St. Johns River system.
Jill wandered away from a backyard party in October 2017.
The “turtle champions” helped the reptiles by recycling nearly a ton of scrap metal that they sold for $290
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says drivers should not attempt to move a turtle off the road in heavy traffic if no shoulder to park.
The data will be used to help make it safer for turtles to cross roads in the state.
The two gopher tortoises were returned to their burrows.
Merlin the sulcata tortoise was just 16 years old when he was shot and killed.
The turtle was given antibiotics and will soon be released back into the wild.
A 37-year-old man was arrested for littering and possession of a gopher tortoise.
The club will educate attendees of the event on how to keep chelonians.
Paint on a tortoise's shell can cause significant health issues.
The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species and also one of its rarest.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, PA hopes to build a walk-thru Aldabra tortoise exhibit and is soliciting donations to help build it.
The two sea turtles spent nearly a year in rehabilitation.
The virus has been detected in reptiles in the United States, but not in Canada, until now.
The green sea turtle is protected by state and federal law in Hawaii.
Cpl. B.M. Glover, helping a snapping turtle across a two lane road in the town
Imhotep is an important part of the center's educational programming.
The presence of plastic pollution may negatively impact the incubation environments of loggerhead eggs.
The spider tortoise hatchling is the first to be successfully hatched at a British zoo.
Rocket was stolen right out of her outdoor enclosure by a group of teens.
Ploughshare Tortoise Listed 11th With Flat-tailed And Spider Tortoise On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles
Experts believe the ploughshare tortoise will become extinct within the next 40 to 50 years.
If you have any information regarding the illegal poaching of these turtles, the department is offering a $1,000 reward leading to an arrest in this case.
A city council in Wodonga, Australia drew down water in a pond that inadvertently caused the death of nearly 25 broad-shelled and long-necked turtles.
Desert tortoises will continue to be captive bred at the Air Force base where they have been since 2002.
Even though the radiated tortoise is captive bred, the critically endangered species is still poached from the wild.
The Florida FWC is offering a reward for information on who may have painted the tortoise.
Alligator snapping turtles are protected in the state of Oklahoma, Killing, possession and trapping of this species is prohibited.
The tortoise fell off a 10-foot wall and landed on his shell, cracking it in several places.
The Madagascan big-headed turtle is the last surviving species in it genus.
Yangtze giant softshell turtles are critically endangered with just four known animals left.
The list highlights the plight of 100 of the most vulnerable crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, snakes, and lizards
The Blanding's turtle can grow up to nine inches in length and has a life span of more than 70 years in captivity and in the wild.
Zoo veterinarians treated a baby loggerhead turtle that had pooped out plastic debris it had ingested.
Conservationists are hoping a proposed road doesn't even make it to the planning stages because it may negatively impact the Mojave desert tortoise.
An array of photographic and video proof details how sea turtles use their flippers to eat their prey.
Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae
The bog turtle, one of the smallest turtles in North America, may soon become the official state reptile of New Jersey.
An elongated tortoise is said to have been stolen from the Ellen Trout Zoo.
Climate change may threaten coastal freshwater turtles.
The critically endangered ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) was commonly found for sale in Indonesia.
Texas is a step closer to making it illegal to commercially collect chelonians on private lands.
Threats of violence have been made against the school district, apparently for not firing the teacher.
Once in captivity, desert tortoises can no longer be released into the wild due to the potential for them to introduce disease to wild populations of tortoises.
Huck was stolen February 21. He was found in a grassy area March 8.
It is unclear if the dog was dead or alive, or what type of snapping turtle is kept at the school.
George the gopher tortoise and Jeanna Smith have been together more than 50 years.
A thief in Wisconsin stole 5 baby sulcata tortoises from a Pet World.
Sheldon was stolen just outside his home in Glendale, Arizona.
Shelley had been a mainstay since well before the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Two women in Alabama posted a video to social media of them running over a snapping turtle.
Trachemys haugrudi is closely related to modern turtles of the Trachemys genus.
Close to 100 gopher tortoise hatchlings will be released in South Carolina to bolster wild populations.
More than 300 species rely on the network of tunnels the gopher tortoise creates.
The 8-year-old tortoise was stolen right out of his enclosure on February 21.
The more popular species available for adoption include Russian, leopard, and sulcata tortoises, are well as box turtles.
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.