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.
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
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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