Millennium was stolen in July from the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, New York.
Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Drone footage revealed that sea turtle density during peak nesting season was about 2,086 reptiles per square kilometer.
Two parties met in court January 4 in an effort to determine if the tortoise’s owner will get information regarding the reptile’s whereabouts.
This sulcata tortoise was returned to its owner after a day gallivanting around the streets and canals of Mesa, Ariz.
Female green sea turtles on Raine Island outnumber males by 116 to 1.
When turtles become cold-stunned, they are too cold to swim and float on the surface, where they can become dehydrated.
The Duncan Island giant tortoise is one of the smallest of the Galápagos tortoises.
Quang Ngai beaches on Ly Son Island have been breeding grounds in the past for green sea turtles), hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles.
Biggie has been a resident at the zoo since 1975.
Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day.
Tourists depicted in an Airbnb ad are shown touching a green turtle and got a magical experience, while Airbnb got chastised and was forced to pull the ad.
Researchers had expected the disoriented turtles to expend more energy than those collected from the nests, but found that the hatchlings were very proficient in determining when to take a rest
The intermediate musk turtle sits morphologically between the stripe neck musk turtle and the loggerhead musk turtle.
Malayemys isan, a species new to science, was discovered in a Thai fish market.
This sea turtle was entangled in bales of cocaine. It was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Asian giant softshell turtle is currently listed as endangered by the IUCN as it has largely disappeared in much of its natural range.
A GoFundMe has been launched for Basil the snapping turtle.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist needed to rehome a Texas tortoise and was successful in doing so.
Has the reptile hobby gone mainstream?
The loggerhead turtle had a gaping hole in its shell. 3D printer technology was used to create a brace to cover it.
Ploughshare tortoises, a Galapagos tortoise, baby pig-nosed turtles, radiated tortoises and golden coin turtles were just a few of the species evacuated due to the California fires.
Byron Paul Pitre was convicted, sentenced to three years probation, and fined $2,500.
The Texas tortoise is the only native tortoise in Texas.
The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.
It took firefighters about four hours to safely remove the dog from the burrow.
Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.
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.