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Say Goodbye To The Lizard-Themed Carpet At El Paso International Airport

The airport will give away squares of the lizard carpet when it is replaced in May 2018.

Will Smith Handles Olive Python Like It's No Big Deal

Thanks to his daughter Willow, Will Smith has no problem handling the snake.

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.

California Native Snakes Displaced By Montecito Floods End Up On Santa Barbara Beaches

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network wants anyone who sees a snake on Santa Barbara beaches to call them.

Two New Amazon Treefrog Species Described, One Named After Stanley Kubrick

The devil's treefrog and Kubrick's treefrog were thought to be a single species, the Sarayacu treefrog.

Two-Headed Rat Snake That Was Almost Killed Will Live Out Its Life At Interpretive Center

The snake will live out its life at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore In Newport Beach, Calif.

This marks the 5th time since 1972, and the 4th since 2015, that a yellow-bellied sea snake washed up on a California beach.

Boa Constrictor Found With Broken Jaw Recovers And Is Awaiting Forever Home

Rocky Balboa is available for adoption.

Red-Bellied Black Snake Hitches Ride On Delivery Car

The venomous snake from New South Wales, Australia was later safely removed and ushered into the bushland.

Desert Tortoise In Midst Of Custody Dispute Gets Lost

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.

Nicole Richie Gives Her Bearded Dragon A Soak

Nicole Richie keeps a bearded dragon and dances while letting it soak.

Escaped Sulcata Tortoise In Arizona Returned To Owner

This sulcata tortoise was returned to its owner after a day gallivanting around the streets and canals of Mesa, Ariz.

Warming Planet Causes 99 Percent of Reine Island Sea Turtle Hatchlings To Be Female, Study Says

Female green sea turtles on Raine Island outnumber males by 116 to 1.

Sea Turtles From Texas And Florida Affected By Cold Weather That Is Hammering East Coast

When turtles become cold-stunned, they are too cold to swim and float on the surface, where they can become dehydrated.

New Lizard Species Discovered In Fossilized Dinosaur’s Belly

What species the lizard was has confounded scientists for more than 150 years.

Reptiles And Amphibians In Pharmaceutical Research

The natural world continues to be the major source of therapeutic leads, with a number of promising new reptile and amphibian-derived medications close to being approved.

Florida’s Invasive Burmese Pythons Spreading Disease To Native Snakes, Study Says

Burmese pythons introduced the Raillietiella orientalis parasite to native snakes in Florida.

Iguanas Falling From Trees In South Florida Due To Extreme Cold

As the weather hits the 30s and 40s in South Florida, invasive iguanas start falling from their perches.

Australian Reptile Park Houses Three Pythons Described As Rarest In The World

Some estimates put the population of the Oenpelli python at less than 10,000 individuals.

Black Warrior Waterdog Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

Also known as the Alabama mudpuppy, Necturus alabamnesis is in danger of extinction throughout its entire range.

Galápagos Tortoise Breeds In The Wild For First Time In More Than 100 Years

The Duncan Island giant tortoise is one of the smallest of the Galápagos tortoises.

New Species Of Night Frog Discovered In India’s Western Ghats

Nyctibatrachus mewasinghi, or Mewa Singh’s night frog, is a light brown in coloration and its belly is off white.

IUCN And Vietnamese Govt. Lauch Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Quang Ngai beaches on Ly Son Island have been breeding grounds in the past for green sea turtles), hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles.

Biggie The Aldabra Tortoise Celebrates 42 Years At Bristol Zoo

Biggie has been a resident at the zoo since 1975.

Corn Snake Is Now Longest Staying Resident At Scottish Animal Shelter

Snowflake has been at the Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Drumoak centre for more than four years.

Tortoise Who Almost Died After He Was Hit By Car Doing Much Better

Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day.

Could The Arroyo Toad Block Trump’s Border Wall?

There are an estimated 3,000 Arroyo toad's of breeding age left in the wild.

Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia

Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.

Four Rare Sand Lizards Settle In At The Wildwood Trust In The UK

The Wildwood Trust is home to four sand lizards, England's rarest lizard.

Airbnb Chastised For Airing Commercial Featuring Tourist Touching Hawaiian Sea Turtle

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.

PETA Asks Florida FWC To Investigate How Burmese Python Was Killed During Python Elimination Program

The activist group wants to know if the record-setting python was killed humanely.

Research Shows Hatchling Sea Turtles Are Proficient In Energy Conservation

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

New Turtle Species Described In Alabama

The intermediate musk turtle sits morphologically between the stripe neck musk turtle and the loggerhead musk turtle.

Video: Python In Australia Mistakes Running Shoe For Food

The python tried to eat a running shoe but it didn't get very far with it.

New Frog Species Discovered In India

Odorrana arunachalensis can be seen during the wet season and is adapted for a life in fast moving waters.

Snake Fungal Disease Could Spread Globally, Report Says

Snake fungal disease can kill snakes within a few days.

Four New Stegonotus New Guinea Ground Snakes Discovered And Described

Researchers studied the molecular and genetic data of 49 snakes of the Stegonotus genus and discovered four new snake species.

Researchers Discover Snail-Eating Turtle Species In Thai Food Market

Malayemys isan, a species new to science, was discovered in a Thai fish market.

Sea Turtle Entangled In $53 Million Floating Cocaine Bales Saved By U.S. Coast Guard

This sea turtle was entangled in bales of cocaine. It was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard Discovered In 2003 Finally Confirmed As Separate Subspecies

It is estimated that less than 200 Vietnamese crocodile lizards remain in the wild.

Endangered Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Nest Found In Cambodia

The Asian giant softshell turtle is currently listed as endangered by the IUCN as it has largely disappeared in much of its natural range.

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Gila Monsters in South Carolina

Benson must serve five years probation and pay nearly $5,000 in fines—$2,225 restitution to the Lacey Act Reward Account and $2,500 to the Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Theft Prevention Fund.

Florida Hires Iguana Trapper To Control The Green Iguana

The green iguana is an invasive species in Florida, first appearing in the state in the 1960s.

Snapping Turtle At Southern Vermont Natural History Museum In Need Of Bigger Enclosure

A GoFundMe has been launched for Basil the snapping turtle.

More Than 6,000 Indian Star Tortoises Seized From Wildlife Traffickers in 2017

Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.

Mom Offers $500 For Safe Return Of Little Girl’s Stolen Pet Lizard

10-year-old Skyla just wants her pet lizard back.

Spotted Turtle At Risk Of Disappearing In Rhode Island

A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.

Calabar Burrowing Python Has Thickest Skin Of Any Snake Species

The small python feeds on baby rodents and its skin may have evolved to resist bites from angry mothers.

Texas Tortoise From Houston Makes Its Way To Abilene

A Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist needed to rehome a Texas tortoise and was successful in doing so.

Pet Reptile Product Sales Reach $383 Million In 2016

Has the reptile hobby gone mainstream?

Asian Water Monitor Rescued From Canada House Fire

The Asian water monitor was bleeding from running around the house, suffers from smoke inhalation and was expoised to cold weather.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Gets 3D Printed Shell Brace

The loggerhead turtle had a gaping hole in its shell. 3D printer technology was used to create a brace to cover it.

Northern Mexican Gartersnake Found In Its Native Range After 100 Year Absence

The snake was found at Beal Lake in Mohave County, Ariz., a place where no northern Mexican gartersnake has been documented in 100 years.

Aussie Snake Wrangler Rescues Copperhead Stuck In Soda Can

This Australian copperhead (Austrelaps sp.) got its head stuck in a soda can discarded on the road.

Dozens Of Turtles And Tortoises Evacuated From Behler Chelonian Center Due To California Fires

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.

Three Australian Lizards Declared Extinct In The Wild

The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild.

Once Thought Extinct In The Wild, The Wyoming Toad Makes A Comeback

Breeding efforts around the nation have helped the Wyoming toad to make a comeback in the wild.

Hunter Captures 17-foot Burmese Python In Florida

The Burmese python is one of many invasive species in the state of Florida.

Genetically Female Bearded Dragons Grow A Hemipenes Then Lose Them Prior To Hatching

Genetically female Pogona vitticeps temporarily grow a hemipenes in the development stage and then lose it prior to hatching.

Anole Annals Announces Photo Contest Winners

Winners appear in the 2018 Anole Annals Calendar.

Year Round Frog Hunting May Become Reality In Michigan

Currently, the state bans the hunting of frogs between mid-November and late spring.

Researchers Discover Two New Anole Lizards In Southern Ecuador

Anolis hyacinthogularis ,has a blue dewlap, while Anolis lososi is named after famed anole researcher Jonathan Losos.

Database Of 74 Percent Of All Snake Species From 27 Countries Released

Researchers studied distribution patterns, collection records and frequency of occurrence from 147,515 contributions for a total of 886 snake species.

Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Box Turtles

Byron Paul Pitre was convicted, sentenced to three years probation, and fined $2,500.

Texas Biologist Hopes To Move Endangered Texas Tortoises To Abilene Zoo

The Texas tortoise is the only native tortoise in Texas.

Carpet Python In Seattle Missing Its Owner

Hopefully this python will find its way back to its owner.

Stranded Olive Ridley Turtle Found On Oregon Beach

The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.

Green Iguana Rescued By Kayak Fisherman Four Miles Off Key West, Florida

The lizard saw the kayak and made a beeline toward it and was saved.

Dog Gets Stuck In Sulcata Tortoise Burrow

It took firefighters about four hours to safely remove the dog from the burrow.

New Treefrog Species Discovered Near Brazil’s Abandoned Trans-Amazonian Highway

The jaguar snouted tree frog is so named because jaguars were also spotted in the area which the amphibian was discovered.

Global Warming May Have Negative Effects On Bearded Dragon Intelligence

Bearded dragons that were incubated at cooler temperatures were quicker to open door to access food than those incubated at warmer temperatures.

Snake Wranglers In Thailand Get A Surprise After Capturing Reticulated Python

After, the snake was captured, it proceeded to regurgitate its meal, a very large monitor lizard.

Researchers Find Peruvian Frog That Is Resistant To Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Gastrotheca excubitor employs bacterial defenses to fight off Bd and the chytrid fungus.

2017 Green Sea Turtle Nestings In Florida Break Record

Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.

Aussie Reptile Lover Recovers From Inland Taipan Snake Bite

Even though Nathan Chetcuti got bit, he plans to keep his inland Taipan snake.

Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.

Bd Infected Peruvian Frogs Still Haven’t Recovered From 10-Year-Old Die Off

Scientists speculate that Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is keeping frog populations low in Peru's Manu National Park.

California Seeks Information On Cascades Frog To Determine Potential Protection Status

The Cascades frog may be listed as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act.

Texas Agrees To Proposed Rule To Ban Unlimited Commercial Trapping Of Wild Turtles

It is hoped the unlimited collection of wild turtles is stopped or curtailed in Texas.

Scientists Hope To Populate Guam’s Forest Canopy With Drug-Laden Dead Mice To Kill Invasive Brown Tree Snakes

Researchers want to expand the drop zones of drug-laced mice to further control the brown tree snake population on Guam.

Ball Python Found In Lake Dallas, Texas Looking For Its Owner

Someone in Lake Dallas, Texas is missing a ball python.

Workers In The UK Discover A Fairly Healthy Looking Corn Snake In Sewer

The corn snake was discovered in a sewer in the town of Gwynedd, North West Wales.

Alligator Snapping Turtles Not Seen In Illinois in 30 Years Reappear In The Wild

The last time an alligator snapping turtle was seen in the wild in the state of Illinois was back in 1984.

Stranger Things Season 2’s The Pollywog Has Frog Genus Date Error

Dustin thinks Dart was of the Indirana genus, but the genus wasn't formally described until 1986 and frogs develop rear legs first.

Researchers Identify Gene That Gives Colombian Dart Frogs Their Black Coloration

More than 300 poison dart frogs in the jungles of Colombia's Chocó province were photographed and classified, with DNA collected from 90 individual frogs.

Corn Snake Lost In Rental Van For 5 Months Finally Reunited With Owner

Gavin Burnett was moving to a new city when Mushu escaped inside the moving van.

Penn State Researchers Use Glow Sticks To Capture Amphibians For Study

Research funding for herps is often limited, so the use of these lighting devices speeds up the research.

New FrogID App Helps Aussies Record And Catalog Frog Calls

FrogID will help Australia catalog the country's more than 230 frog species.

Man In Germany Locked Up To Sober Up After Police Find A Snake In His Pants

Police noticed a significant bulge in his trousers, which turned out to be a ball python.

Asian Water Monitor In Florida That Escaped His Enclosure Returned To Owner

Poseidon was out enjoying the Florida sun for more than three weeks.

Aussie Reptile Enthusiast Bitten By Inland Taipan Snake

Nathan Chetcuti, 19, was bit as he tried to put the snake back into its enclosure.

Trump Administration Sued For Denying Protections To Florida Keys Mole Skink

The little skink can only be found on a few islands in the Florida Keys.

Animal Services Seeks Owner Of Crocodile Monitor Found In Riverside CA, Backyard

This crocodile monitor is looking for its owner in Riverside, Calif.

46 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest That Was Pilfered By Monitor Lizard

The critically endangered reptiles were later released into the sea.

Jackson’s Climbing Salamander Rediscovered After 42 Years Missing

The Jackson’s climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa jacksoni) was discovered in 1975 and, until now, hasn't been seen since.

If No Action Taken, Invasive Toad Could Threaten Komodo Dragon

The invasive Asian common toad has left a trail of death and destruction as it hops from one Indonesian island to another.

Nampa University Home To Rare Crowned Treefrog And Undescribed New Species Seized in Hong Kong Shipment

The unidentified species will remain unidentified until the species is found and observed in the wild.

Florida Turtle Caught In Crab Trap Brought Back To Life via CPR

Troy Russo pushed the turtle's legs in and out to expel water and then performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Tortoise Stolen From California School Found 22 Miles Away At Golf Course

Bubba the tortoise has since been returned to the middle school he calls home.
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