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.
The alligator snapping turtle was estimated to weigh about 100 pounds.
Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.
Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.
The alligator snapping turtle is now three distinct species.
Kar worked tirelessly to protect the turtles of India
Building an indoor Russian tortoise breeding enclosure.
Turtle was stuck in a Louisiana culvert when it was rescued.
Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.
After becoming free, the sea turtle turned back to its rescuer.
Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.
Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.
Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.
Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.
Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.
Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet.
Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.
The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.
Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.
The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.
Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.
It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.
Scientists show that red-eared sliders don't transmit common diseases to western pond turtles.
Twenty six year study looks at drought and how it affects ecosystem of Agassiz desert tortoise.
The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.
Information on giant Amazon River turtle and the yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle.
Tips on breeding Blandings turtles
Many sea turtle populations are growing due to worldwide conservation efforts.
Start with a pair of healthy Malacochersus tornieri
Egyptian tortoise breeding information.
Florida man had just helped a turtle cross Interstate 75 in Florida when he was bitten.
Researchers estimate more than 700,000 sea turtles caught in longlines during an 11 year period.
Bluetooth developer works on device to shorten beach closure times during sea turtle hatching season.