The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.
Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.
The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.
The All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Honu Airbus A380 is one of three scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Honolulu.
Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.
The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.
The Indian star tortoise is widely captive bred. There is no need for these animals to be taken from the wild.
A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.
The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.
The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.
Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.
Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
The leatherback turtle is the largest of all turtles in the sea or on land.
The tortoises are in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance.
Ethel went missing last week after she wandered through an open front gate.
Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.
These are just few examples of the important work of dedicated conservationists who refuse to allow reptiles and amphibians to go extinct.
The eastern box turtle appears to be healing up nicely and will hopefully be released soon.
Folks who no longer can care for a sulcata tortoise, or any animal, should turn them into a rescue. They should never be released into the wild.
Currently turtle trappers in Arkansas can take an unlimited number of 14 turtle species in the state.
Roshi has been in Biz Stone's care for more than 15 years.
These green and loggerhead sea turtles wait out the stormy weather at the Brevard Zoo.
Thieves made off with the critically endangered tortoises early this month.
A goldspotted eel was removed from a sea turtle that was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Legos were fashioned into a wheelchair to help him move about until he is healed enough to be released.
Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.
All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.
The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.
Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.
Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.
The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.
Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.
A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.
Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.
There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.
The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.
Flash was luckily found in seemingly great shape.
One of four chelonians stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo has been recovered.
One of the stolen tortoises requires daily medical care.
Prior to the ban, residents could harvest an unlimited number of four turtle species on private property, including spiny softshell turtles.
The shell-less turtle, named Eorhynchochelys sinensis was found in China.
Spanish police have shut down what it says is the largest illegal turtle and tortoise farm in Europe.
While a couple admitted removing the turtles from the beach, authorities continue to investigate the incident.
Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.
Wood turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN.
The golden coin turtle often end up as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Gopher tortoises and their burrows are protected by Florida state law.
Some in the affluent town of Pinellas want sea turtle nests gone.
The Aldabra tortoise can weigh up to 500 pounds, making them one of the biggest tortoises in the world.
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the rarest sea turtles and are critically endangered.
The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande rehomed hundreds of tortoises each year.
Rescue volunteers will visit the Shasta Fairgrounds staging area to thank firefighters and hand out "Thank You" buttons for their service.
The turtle was found in his tank, alive and well.
Most of the dead sea turtles washing up on southwest Florida beaches are mature adults.
Proceeds from the sale of the special Nevada desert tortoise license plate will benefit conservation efforts of the species.
The vet repaired the turtle's shell with fiberglass and expected the fiberglass to eventually fall off.
A biologist's video showing the removal of a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose has helped to spur change.
Plastic and other debris that ends up in the ocean is killing animals.
Kemp's ridley sea turtles are one of the rarest sea turtle species.
The approximate lifespan of a loggerhead sea turtle is close to 70 years, though some have been known to live longer.
Injured sea turtles need to time before they are released back into the ocean and sea turtle rehabilitation center at Australia's Charles Darwin University provides that time.
Judith Patience has kept Tommy for 35 years and was worried about his welfare when she passes.
Champ survived an attack when it was just an inch square.
Hopefully Buddy will be returned home real soon.
It is speculated that more desert tortoises can be found in captivity than in the wild.
The majority of turtles harvested in Arkansas from 2014 to 2016 were of breeding age.
Karenia brevis, also known as the Florida red tide organism can kill sea turtles.
Sea turtle nests are protected by Florida state and federal law.
The Seychelles often gifts Aldabra giant tortoises to friendly countries as part of the country's diplomatic efforts.
Terrapene carolina is a protected species in Louisiana.
Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.
The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America.
Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.
Kinosternon vogti sp. nov shares the genus with 12 other turtle species.
If all goes well, gopher tortoise hatchlings will emerge from the nest in late summer.
There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.
Plastic bags are often mistaken for jellies by sea turtles.
Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.
The charge stems from a March 2018 incident that caused worldwide condemnation of the teacher.
Softshell turtles are dying in Florida's St. Johns River system.
Jill wandered away from a backyard party in October 2017.
The “turtle champions” helped the reptiles by recycling nearly a ton of scrap metal that they sold for $290
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says drivers should not attempt to move a turtle off the road in heavy traffic if no shoulder to park.
The data will be used to help make it safer for turtles to cross roads in the state.
The two gopher tortoises were returned to their burrows.
Merlin the sulcata tortoise was just 16 years old when he was shot and killed.
The turtle was given antibiotics and will soon be released back into the wild.
A 37-year-old man was arrested for littering and possession of a gopher tortoise.
The club will educate attendees of the event on how to keep chelonians.
Paint on a tortoise's shell can cause significant health issues.
The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species and also one of its rarest.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, PA hopes to build a walk-thru Aldabra tortoise exhibit and is soliciting donations to help build it.
The two sea turtles spent nearly a year in rehabilitation.
The virus has been detected in reptiles in the United States, but not in Canada, until now.
The green sea turtle is protected by state and federal law in Hawaii.