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.
The turtle was caught and released by a man fishing for catfish.
Desert tortoises cannot be released back into the wild once they are kept in captivity.
All sea turtles whether dead or alive are legally protected in Hawaii
The man admitted to undercover agents that the fossils were smuggled out of China.
Jennifer Emoke Greene sent back to jail due to a bond issue.
Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae
More than 900 eggs were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2014.
Dozens of turtles and countless tadpoles saved after a pond was drained in Tulsa.
Albino green sea turtles are rare.
The radiated tortoise has been missing since February 1
There are distinct advantages to buying reptiles directly from the source, if you go about it the right way.
The vendor claimed that they were modified like GloFish when it is obvious they were painted.
Wheels spent 165 days in Captivity and was released all healed up
January 20, 2016
Rickman lended his voice to help Save the Children
Newfoundland dogs are great swimming dogs who work as rescue dogs.
The red-eared slider was given up by its owners and the Pennsylvania SPCA is considering whether to file charges.
January 8, 2016
These articles were the top 6 of the year and the top dumbest articles of the year.
A woman has cared for more than 100 reptiles over the years.
Spur-thighed tortoises cannot be sold in England without an Article 10 licens
Please reduce your use of plastic items that are "disposable."
Aaron Culling buys sea turtles from meat markets and releases them.
Emydoidea blandingii may get some help from the Friends of Cobus Creek in Indiana
Concrete ditches help prevent turtles from getting stuck in the switch track on a Japanese train track.
A man who failed to back up his data sues Apple for resetting his iPhone and wins.
Tortoise was taken during burglary and recovered.
What exactly is TSD?
Kai Xu had 51 live turtles in his possession when he was caught trying to cross into Canada.
Plastic is literally choking the world’s ocean inhabitants.
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.