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 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.
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.
The non-aquatic reptile had fallen into a pool and sank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 zoo's first successful hatching of this species occurred in 2013.
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.
Desert tortoises cannot be released back into the wild once they are kept in captivity.
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.
The radiated tortoise has been missing since February 1
The vendor claimed that they were modified like GloFish when it is obvious they were painted.
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.
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.
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.
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.