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Florida Turtle Stuck in Plastic Bag Saved by Melbourne City Worker

Plastic bags and plastic pollution kills and maims hundreds of thousands of reptiles and other animals every year.

Man Wanted in Connection With Stealing Baby Hermann’s Tortoise in Canada

The Hermann’s tortoise is valued at around $520 and the store owner wants in back.

Dead Leatherback Turtle Found on New England Beach Died from Trio of Human Hazards

Leatherback sea turtles primarily eat jellyfish and plastic tends to look like jellyfish in the ocean.

Interesting Facts About Reptiles

There are still new and interesting facts to uncover about reptiles.

Save Terrapins!

November 2, 2015

Twin Western Hermann’s Tortoises Hatch at Garden State Tortoise and theTurtleRoom

The tortoise twins were successfully separated the second week of October

This Prehistoric Turtle Had a Nose Only a Mother Could Love

Arvinachelys goldeni, or Miss Piggy was discovered in southern Utah.

New Galapagos Tortoise Species Discovered and Described

There are two species of Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.

Philippine Authorities Arrest 3 for Possessing Threatened Turtles

The suspects allegedly had Palawan forest turtles, Asian leaf turtles and Southeast Asian box turtles in their possession.

Tortoise Appearance on Walking Dead

The hapless tortoise walks into the path of Enid

Russians Sentenced to 15 Months in Singapore for Smuggling Endangered Pond turtles

27 of the 206 pond turtles have since died.

Can You Keep a Radiated Tortoise with a Malagasy Tree Boa? No, You Can't

The Memphis Zoo tried to create a mixed species environment.

RIP: Capone, the Resident Alligator Snapping Turtle At the Cincinatti Zoo

Capone was a fan favorite at the zoo because he was so charismatic.

How Do You Collect Sea Turtle Poop? You Build a Giant “Nappy”

Australian researchers built a device out of a sun shirt, some velcro and a custom poop collector to collect poop samples.

Florida Woman Who Straddled Sea Turtle Last Summer Arrested

One of the women allegedly rode the turtle all the way to the water.

Researchers Discover Hawksbill Sea Turtles are Biofluorescent

Divers were shooting biofluorescent corals when a Hawksbill sea turtle swam into the light and revealed it too was biofluorescent.

Tourists Disrupt Sea Turtle Nestings in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Govt. upset that tourists disrupted sea turtle nesting with selfies and other bad behavior.

The World’s Fastest Tortoise? He Sprints at 0.28 Meters Per Second

Bertie smashed the previous record that stood for nearly 40 years.

Teen Girl Who Stomped Baby Gopher Tortoise To Death Again Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

Florida teen has been ruled incompetent to stand trial twice

The Oldest Sea Turtle Fossil is 25 Million Years Older Than Previous Fossil

Desmatochelys padillai is 120 million-years-old.

Shell-less Eunotosaurus africanus is Oldest Known Turtle to Date

Eunotosaurus africanus roamed the earth 260 million years ago during the Permian Period

Do You Want to Name an Injured Sea Turtle?

Tennessee Aquarium Hatches 5 Endangered Beal’s-eyed Turtles

Beal’s-eyed turtles in the wild have declined rapidly in the last 15 years.

40 Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption in Arizona

Video: Researchers Remove Plastic Drinking Straw From Sea Turtle’s Nostril

The world's oceans aren't a trash dump.

For the Sake of Reptiles and all Living Things, Put Litter in Its Place

Ecosurfers untangle a juvenile sea turtle from some floating garbage.

Researchers Find Two Albino Green Sea Turtle Hatchlings in Mozambique

Albino green sea turtles are not common, though several have surfaced around the world over the years.

Turtle Hospital of Florida Releases Aaron the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

More Than 4,000 Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles Rescued in the Philippines

Florida Man Cited For Possessing Two Hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Check Out this GoPro Sea Turtle Footage of the Great Barrier Reef

Video: SPCA Seeking Teenagers Who Brutally Abused Turtle

Tortoise Serves as Therapy Pet at Senior Care Facility

Tortoise and Dog are Best Friends

How Did Turtles Get Their Shells?

San Diego Zoo’s Galapagos Tortoise, Speed, Dies at 150+Years

Painted Turtle’s Shell Reattached with Epoxy and Zip Ties

Tortoise in England Outfitted with Hot Wheels to Aid in Walking

Social Media Reunites Lost Sulcata Tortoise With Owner in Michigan

Coastguardsmen Untangle Two Sea Turtles Caught in Fishing Line Off Central America

Scientists Try to Impregnate Last Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Known to Exist

Long Island, NY Sees Mass Die Off of Diamondback Terrapins

Tortoise That Lost Legs to Rat Bites Gets Wheels

Green Sea Turtle Photobombs Group Photo in the Philippines

Aussie Teen Helps Raise Funds for New Western Swamp Tortoise Breeding Facility

5 Tips to Make Everyday Earth Day For Herps

60 Captive Raised Myanmar Roofed Turtles Released

Western Pond Turtle Step Closer to Endangered Species Status

Leopard Tortoise with Severe Pyramiding Outfitted with 3D Shell

Florida Teen Charged With Felony Cruelty to Animals Not Yet Mentally Competent to Stand Trial

Study Says Ecopassages That Let Turtles Cross Under Roads Don’t Always Work

California’s Desert Tortoise Gains 11 Square Miles of Habitat

Sulcata Tortoise and Pit Bull Are Best of Friends

Man Faces 6 Months in Jail For Standing on Galapagos Tortoise

Skateboarding Sulcata Tortoise

20 Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoises Released on Madagascar

Rat Eradication Effort Pays Dividends For Galapagos Island Tortoises

Suspects in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist Acquitted

Scientists To Study Lesser Known Flatback Sea Turtle

Tortoise Found on Hawaii Man’s Driveway

Do you Wanna Build a. . . Snow Sea Turtle?

Vet Attaches Lego Wheels Onto Tortoise to Help it Walk

Video: Tortoise Helps Overturned Friend at Taiwan Zoo

Bad News For Australia’s White-Throated Snapping Turtle

Minneapolis May Lift Pet Reptile Ban

Hundreds of Juvenile Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles Stranded on Cape Cod

Turtles More Closely Related to Birds Than Lizards and Snakes, Researchers Say

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nests Down Dramatically in Gulf of Mexico

Woman Stabs Boyfriend After Boyfriend Allegedly Threatens Her Pet Turtle

Ancient Giant Tortoise Discovered in What is Now Madrid, Spain

50 Year Captive Breeding of Española Galapagos Tortoise Deemed a Success

USFWS Seeks Comment on CITES Protections for Four Native U.S. Turtles

This Tortoise has Eaten the Strangest Thing

8-Year-Old Chinese Boy Caught Smuggling His Pet Turtle at Airport

The Top 10 Reptiles Most Reliant on Zoo Breeding Programs for Survival

Turtles Can Talk to Each Other

Is it Art or Tortoise Abuse?

Two-Headed Turtle Thelma and Louise Dies

Florida Teens Who Tortured and Killed Baby Gopher Tortoise Arrested

The two girls recorded video of themselves torturing and then killing a juvenile gopher tortoise, a threatened species.

Two Teen Girls Set Endangered Gopher Tortoise on Fire

Florida Fish and Wildlife is working with the state attorney's office to consider charges.

Tortoise Takes Play out of Uruguay's Luis Suarez's Playbook and Bites His Opponent

A tortoise plays with a dog's ball, and the dog doesn't like it.

Leatherback Turtle Survives Billfish Impalement

The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.

Video: Tortoises versus Hares

In this Chinese version of Tortoise versus the Hare, it is unclear who won the race.

Where do Baby Hawaiian Sea Turtles Go?

NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Philippine Police Arrest Sea Turtle Poachers From China

Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.

Tortoise in England Needs Penis Surgery, Owner Turns to Crowd Funding to Defray Costs

Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.

Bones Found 160 Years Apart Reveals Huge Giant Sea Turtle

Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.

Wildlife Queensland Launches Campaign to Save Mary River Turtle Hatchlings

Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.

Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed

Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.

Florida Biologists Hope For Successful Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.

Massachusetts Amends Exotic Animal Regulations

Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.

Peru's Manú National Park World's Most Diverse for Reptiles and Amphibians

Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Turtle Soup Political Ad Blasts Politician For Looking Like a Cartoon Turtle

Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.

Utah Offering 40 Desert Tortoises For Adoption

The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.

U.S. and China Release Sea Turtles into Disputed South China Sea

Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.

Blanding's Turtle Conservation Work Honored in Illinois

The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.

Protections Sought for Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard and 6 Other Herps

Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.

Scientists Turn to GPS to Map Out Hotspots for Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific

It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.

Canada Designates 75 acres as protected Blanding's Turtle habitat

The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.
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