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Louisiana Man Charged With Illegally Trading Box Turtles

Terrapene carolina is a protected species in Louisiana.

Endangered Mexican Salamander Being Captive Bred By Nuns

It is estimated that there are only 100 Lake Pátzcuaro salamanders left in the wild.

Desert Tortoise Will Be Harmed If Nevada Public Lands Bill Becomes Law, Conservation Groups Say

Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.

Video: Florida Python Hunters Save Alligator From Coils of Burmese Python

The alligator was saved from the coils of the snake just in time.

Bog Turtle Is Official State Reptile Of New Jersey!

The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America.

Aussie Authorities Expand Cane Toad Sausage Trials

Scientists in Australia hope that sausages made of cane toad meat and laced with a noxious chemical will help save northern Quoll populations.

5 Facts About The Reticulated Python

The reticulated python is the longest snake species in the world.

Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught And Released In Oklahoma

Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.

5 New Snail Eating Snake Species Discovered In South America

The five snakes are all snail eaters and hail from South America.

More Than 11,000 Endangered Puerto Rican Crested Toad Toadlets Released

The Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center has kept 15 of the tadpoles for future breeding efforts.

Frogs Discovered In Amber Are Oldest Evidence They Occupied Wet Tropical Forests

Electrorana limoae is one of four known fossils to exist that scientists say is direct evidence that the amphibians lived in wet tropical forests.

New Mud Turtle Species Discovered In Western Mexico

Kinosternon vogti sp. nov shares the genus with 12 other turtle species.

Endangered Gopher Tortoise Lays Eggs In Florida Woman’s Front Yard

If all goes well, gopher tortoise hatchlings will emerge from the nest in late summer.

Bearded Dragon Stowaway Arrives In California Couple’s Bicycle Order

Hopefully the bearded dragon's owner will be found.

State Of Nebraska Looking For Volunteers To Help Shore Up Turtle Fencing

There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.

Texas Deputy Safely Removes Threatened Indigo Snake From Bathroom

Texas indigo snakes are a protected species in the state.

Sea Turtle Found In Thailand With Stomach Full Of Plastic Dies

Plastic bags are often mistaken for jellies by sea turtles.

Texas Man Recovering From Severed Rattlesnake Head Bite

The man had just decapitated the snake in his yard when he was bitten.

The Blue-Tongue Skink’s Tongue Is Blue To Ward Off Predators, Study Says

The blue-tongue skink's blue tongue is its last line of defense when trying to ward off predators.

Sacramento Police Seek Man Who Stole Rare Albino Tegu Lizard

The owner offered a $1,000 no questions asked reward for his pet reptile.

Human Cancer Treatments Successfully Treat Fibropapillomatosis In Sea Turtles

Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.

5-Foot Ball Python Found Near Hawaii Landfill

The pet snake was transported to the Honolulu Department of Agriculture’s Quarantine Branch.

Wanted Man Faces 20 Years In Prison If Guilty For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Bearded Dragon

Girlfriend told authorities Dennis killed Nola in a jealous rage.

Poison Dart Frog Coloration Conceals As Well As Warns

The bright coloration of the dyeing dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) also acts as camouflage.

Family Feeding Sailfin Lizards For 10 Years Spurs Authorities To Push For Critical Habitat Near Their Home

The Philippine sailfin lizard is listed as vunerable by the IUCN.

Idaho Biology Teacher Who Allegedly Fed Puppy To Snapping Turtle Charged With Animal Cruelty

The charge stems from a March 2018 incident that caused worldwide condemnation of the teacher.

More Than 100 Freshwater Turtles Found Dead Along Florida’s St. Johns River

Softshell turtles are dying in Florida's St. Johns River system.

Video: Fossil Discovered In The Early 2000s Is Of Oldest Known Lizard, Researchers Say

Megachirella wachtleri is considered the mother of all lizards.

Russian Tortoise Lost For Seven Months Returned To Owner

Jill wandered away from a backyard party in October 2017.

Two Sixth Graders Raise $290 To Help Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Effort In Illinois

The “turtle champions” helped the reptiles by recycling nearly a ton of scrap metal that they sold for $290

Lake County Fire Rescue In Florida Opens Venom Bank, Educates Folks On Snake Species

Venom 2 will get antivenin to those in need much faster.

Giant Chinese Salamander, Now Viewed As 5 Species Level Lineages, Faces Extinction

The Chinese giant salamander is five species level lineages and not just a single species, a new study says.

Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Trafficking 48 Armadillo Girdled Lizards

The armadillo girdled lizard is known to roll into a ball as a defensive mechanism against predators.

Los Angeles Zoo Hatches More Than 2,000 Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs

The recovery plan for the endangered species was launched in 2014 and seems to be on track.

Cuban Brown Anole No Longer Evolving, Scientists Say

The brown anole has essentially stopped evolving because it may not need to.

Researchers Witness Cannibalistic Tendencies In Aegean Wall Lizard

This may be the first documented case of an Aegean wall lizard feeding on its own species.

Bearded Dragon Looking For Its Owner At University Of Wisconsin, Madison

The bearded dragon may have escaped its enclosure or was left behind.

Florida’s Python Elimination Program Removes 1,000 Snakes In 15 Months

The Burmese python has gained a foothold in the Everglades.

Family Who Claimed Man Was Bitten By Rattlesnake That Fell In His Kayak Changes Story

It is unclear why the family changed their story, but at least the man is doing better.

Oklahoma Man Hit By Car And Cited By Police For Trying To Save A Turtle

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.

Wisconsin DNR Seeks Citizen Help ID’ing Turtle Crossing Hotspots

The data will be used to help make it safer for turtles to cross roads in the state.

Florida Man Arrested For Possession Of Endangered Gopher Tortoises Intended To Eat Them

The two gopher tortoises were returned to their burrows.

Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed In Indiana

Species that tested positive for SFD in the state include the northern water snake, racer, milk snake, and queen snake.

Man Who Shot And Killed Sulcata Tortoise Reaches Settlement With Owner

Merlin the sulcata tortoise was just 16 years old when he was shot and killed.

Florida Woman Rescues Injured Turtle On Road, Which Promptly Lays Eggs In Her Car

The turtle was given antibiotics and will soon be released back into the wild.

New Guinea Lizards Have Lime Green Blood And Toxic Bile

These green-blooded reptiles have high levels of green bile pigment and are resistant to bile pigment toxicity.

Florida Man Arrested In Case Of Gopher Tortoise Painted Red

A 37-year-old man was arrested for littering and possession of a gopher tortoise.

Turtle And Tortoise Adoption Event In Southern California Takes Place May 19

The club will educate attendees of the event on how to keep chelonians.

Florida Woman Finds Gopher Tortoise Someone Painted Blue

Paint on a tortoise's shell can cause significant health issues.

Texas Residents Encouraged To Fill Out Texas Invasive Brown Anole Survey

The invasive brown anole competes with native green anoles for food and brown anoles are also known to eat young green anoles.

Snake Makes Minor League Debut At San Antonio Missions Baseball Game

The snake was swarmed almost immediately after it took to the field.

New Jersey Fourth Graders Testify In Favor Of Bog Turtle For State Reptile

The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species and also one of its rarest.

Origin Of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Came From Asian Amphibians, New Study Says

Researchers determined that based on DNA data, the fungus came out of Asia between 50 and 120 years ago.

Politician In South Carolina Gets Flack For Shooting Snakes Ad

According to the South Carolina Fish and Wildlife Service, finding an eastern diamondback rattlesnake in Fair Play is highly unlikely.

Alabama Man Fights For His Life After Coral Snake Bite

Jeffrey Phillips apparently thought the snake he picked up was a kingsnake.

Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Zoo Seeks Funds For Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit

The Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, PA hopes to build a walk-thru Aldabra tortoise exhibit and is soliciting donations to help build it.

South Carolina Aquarium Will Livestream The Release of Two Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

The two sea turtles spent nearly a year in rehabilitation.

Ranavirus Confirmed In Canadian Reptile For First Time

The virus has been detected in reptiles in the United States, but not in Canada, until now.

Woman In Hawaii Captures Invasive Iguana On Video, Which Goes Viral On Social Media

Iguanas are not native to Hawaii and are believed to be established in certain areas on Oahu and Maui islands.

Endangered Species Protection Sought For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil rich west Texas.

Hawaii Conservation Police Seek Info On Sea Turtle Killer

The green sea turtle is protected by state and federal law in Hawaii.

Man Rolls Down Car Window To Save Squirrel Tree Frog From Certain Death

Conservation biologist David Steen is always working, even when he is going to work.

Momma Possum Fends Off Carpet Python That Tried To Eat Her Baby

The carpet python had to give up its meal thanks to a relentless attack from momma possum.

North Carolina Police Officer Escorts Snapping Turtle Across The Road

Cpl. B.M. Glover, helping a snapping turtle across a two lane road in the town

UK Sand Lizard Population Bolstered With Release Of 21 Captive-Bred Lizards

The sand lizard is listed as threatened in the UK and protected under UK law.

Spartanburg Science Center Looking For Its Missing Sulcata Tortoise

Imhotep is an important part of the center's educational programming.

Microplastics May Have Negative Impact On Loggerhead Turtle Nests, Study Says

The presence of plastic pollution may negatively impact the incubation environments of loggerhead eggs.

Experimental Drug Derived From Rattlesnake Venom Shows Promise In Pancreatic and Lung Cancer Patients

A drug that uses crotoxin from the South American rattlesnake has shown promise to kill pancreatic and lung cancers.

UK Zoo Successfully Hatches Endangered Spider Tortoise

The spider tortoise hatchling is the first to be successfully hatched at a British zoo.

Australian Poacher Caught With Largest Seizure of Native Reptiles

It is illegal to export for commercial use any live Australian wildlife under any circumstances.

Thieves Steal Red-eared Slider From Mitchell Lake Audubon Center In Texas

Rocket was stolen right out of her outdoor enclosure by a group of teens.

Aussie Vet Saves Scrub Python Whose Face Got Damaged

The scrub python had severely damaged its face.

Lemur Leaf Frog: 100th Most Endangered Frog On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Amphibians

The Lemur leaf frog's (Hylomantis lemur) Conservation Attention is listed as good.

Frog Hotels In Australia? Crikey!

A woman who experienced an influx of White's treefrogs in her bathroom area built a frog hotel to keep them in one place.

Pet Corn Snake Named Anna Cornda Rescued By Firefighters In England

Anna Cornda didn't get very far before he was rescued by firefighters.

Shasta Salamander Is Three Species, Researchers Say

A UC Berkeley study has determined that the Shasta salamander is three distinct species.

Uroplatus pietschmanni: No. 61 On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Although captive breeding of Uroplatus pietschmanni takes place, output is considered too low.

Boa Constrictor Found Sick And Disoriented In Florida Nursed Back To Health

Snake Gyllenhal had an upper respiratory infection, mouth rot, and an injury to his tail that exposed vertebrae.

Ploughshare Tortoise Listed 11th With Flat-tailed And Spider Tortoise On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Experts believe the ploughshare tortoise will become extinct within the next 40 to 50 years.

Missouri Wildfire Leads To Dump Site Of 163 Dead Turtles

If you have any information regarding the illegal poaching of these turtles, the department is offering a $1,000 reward leading to an arrest in this case.

Dozens Of Longneck and Broad Shell Turtles Die In Australian Pond Retaining Wall Mishap

A city council in Wodonga, Australia drew down water in a pond that inadvertently caused the death of nearly 25 broad-shelled and long-necked turtles.

California’s Desert Tortoise Populations To Be Strengthened By Military Head Start Program

Desert tortoises will continue to be captive bred at the Air Force base where they have been since 2002.

Paroedura lohatsara, Endemic To Madagascar, Listed 34th on ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Paroedura lohatsara is found on a single mountain range in Madagascar.

More Than 10,000 Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoises Seized From Home In Madagascar

Even though the radiated tortoise is captive bred, the critically endangered species is still poached from the wild.

Florida Gopher Tortoise Found Covered In Red Paint And Concrete

The Florida FWC is offering a reward for information on who may have painted the tortoise.

African Clawed Frog Embryos Can Fully Regenerate Their Eyes After Injury

Eye tissue removed from a African clawed frog tadpole was regenerated within 3 to 5 days.

Pronk's Day Gecko Listed At 46 On The EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Also known as the marbled gecko, the Pronk's day gecko grows to 11 cm in length and is known to inhabit just one locality on Madagascar.

Two Men Arrested For Poaching 80-Year-Old Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator snapping turtles are protected in the state of Oklahoma, Killing, possession and trapping of this species is prohibited.

Sulcata Tortoise With Broken Shell Gets Treated Via San Diego’s Spirit Fund

The tortoise fell off a 10-foot wall and landed on his shell, cracking it in several places.

Tagged Burmese Python Leads Florida Researchers To Largest Breeding Aggregation

The Conservancy uses telemetry to locate other Burmese pythons, and in this instance, Argo found the largest breeding aggregation of Burmese pythons.

Madagascan Big-headed Turtle Listed 1st On EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

The Madagascan big-headed turtle is the last surviving species in it genus.

Recent Sighting Puts Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Population To Four Individuals

Yangtze giant softshell turtles are critically endangered with just four known animals left.

Southern Black Racer Interrupts Alabama National Guard's Sniper Training

The snake crawled across the barrel of Pfc. William Snyder's sniper rifle.

Utica Zoo Looking For Volunteer Frog Watchers

As a volunteer of FrogWatch USA, you can help count and ID frog calls.

Zoological Society of London Releases EDGE Reptiles List Of Endangered Species

The list highlights the plight of 100 of the most vulnerable crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, snakes, and lizards

Fisherman Catches Moment Frog Escapes From The Mouth Of A Largemouth Bass

The frog makes its escape after the angler shakes the bass a bit over the side of the boat.

Pine Barrens Treefrog May Become New Jersey's State Amphibian

Designating the frog as the state amphibian would help the state pursue conservation efforts for the species and its habitat.

New Hampshire Fish and Game To Study Blanding’s Turtles

The Blanding's turtle can grow up to nine inches in length and has a life span of more than 70 years in captivity and in the wild.

New Species Of Cave Dwelling Frog Discovered In Thailand

Siamophryne troglodytes is a new species placed in an entirely new genus.
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