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.
The two girls recorded video of themselves torturing and then killing a juvenile gopher tortoise, a threatened species.
Florida Fish and Wildlife is working with the state attorney's office to consider charges.
A tortoise plays with a dog's ball, and the dog doesn't like it.
The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.
In this Chinese version of Tortoise versus the Hare, it is unclear who won the race.
NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.
Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.
Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.
Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.
Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.
Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.
Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.
Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.
Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.
The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.
Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.
The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.
Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.