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Florida’s 2020 Burmese Python Challenge Dates Announced

The Burmese python is well established in the Florida Everglades.

Blue-Spotted Tree Monitors Hatch At UK’s Bristol Zoo Gardens

This marks the first time the zoo has successfully hatched the species.

Giant Tortoises Have Good Memories

Tortoises were able to select specific colored balls nine years after they were trained to bite it.

Florida High School Students First To Dissect Synthetic Frogs

J.W. Mitchell High School in Florida posted on Twitter, a classroom of students dissecting a synthetic frog.

Australians Develop Roadmap To Stop Decline Of Its Reptiles

It is hoped that a plan will help to protect the country's native lizards and snakes.

Philippine Researchers Employ Lasers And Cameras To Better Study Sea Turtles

The researchers use non-invasive techniques to measure and identify sea turtles.

Check Out the Drone Video Of Thousands Of Sea Turtles Heading To Nesting Sites in Costa Rica

The sea turtle drone footage is absolutely incredible.

Two Men In Japan Face Reptile Smuggling Charges

Perentie monitor lizards are the fourth largest Varanus lizard in the world and are known for their beautiful skin pattern.

North Carolina Aquarium Needs Your Help Naming Baby Loggerhead Turtles

The two baby loggerheads will be released next year.

100 Million Year Old Snake With Legs Was Bigger Than Previously Thought

A very well preserved fossil of Najash rionegrina, enabled paleontologists to reassess the timeline of limbs on snakes.

Russian Legless Lizard Born At National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The Russian legless lizard was born this year after three years of attempts to successfully breed the species. It is not on display at the aquarium.

Interactive Map of World's Turtle Communities Created To Help Save Turtle Species

The Chinese Big-headed Turtle is an endangered species, one of 49 turtle species living within the Irrawaddy-Salween-Mekong Turtle Region. Scientists have newly identified this region as a high conservation priority.

Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle Hatches At Chatanooga Zoo

The Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle faces threats from the illegal pet trade.

Texas-based Sea Turtle Advocacy Nominated For Best Non-Profit Organization

Turtle Island Restoration Network is a finalist for the best non-profit organization award from Galveston.com

Researchers Discover New Population of Hellbender Salamanders In Pennsylvania

The hellbender salamander does well in Pennsylvania due to the state's clean water, rocky stream bottoms and abundance of crayfish.

Túngara Frogs Mating Calls Also Attract Predators

The little frog has to deal with a double-edged sword just to find a mate.

Romer’s Treefrog Rediscovered In Hong Kong

The tiny frog is the smallest amphibian in the Hong Kong Territories.

64 Turtles Stolen From Okinawa Zoo

Both species are listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource

Newly Discovered Hybrid Ranavirus Moves Rapidly Through Wood Frog Tadpoles

The study found that the RCV-Z2 ranaviruses can quickly infect amphibian populations

First Case Of Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed In California

The California kingsnake infected with snake fungal disease was euthanized.

Florida FWC, SFWMD Have Removed More Than 3,600 Burmese Pythons From Everglades

Tom Rahill and the Swamp Apes Team removed the SFWMD's 1,000 snake, a 9 feet, five inch specimen.

Australia’s FrogID Week Runs November 8-17. Help Find Frogs!

"We need as many frog calls recorded this year as possible in order to build our database and compare year-on-year information."

Juvenile Terrapins Released On Maryland Island

The turtles were rehabilitated before they were released.

Lizards Feed On Different Insects With a 2 Degree Change In Temperature

The change in diet caused these lizards to become less healthy.

Greater Sea Snake Populations Larger Than Thought, Thanks To Citizen Scientist Snorkeling Grandmas

Seven snorkeling grandmothers helped researchers discovered a healthy population of greater sea snakes near a popular swimming beach.

Invasive Cane Toads In Australia Are Prey To Australian Water Rats

Australian water rats have learned how to kill and eat invasive cane toads without getting poisoned.

Northern California Woman Indicted For Illegally Exporting Turtles To Hong Kong

The woman did not have the permits to export the reptiles nor did she declare them to a U.S. official, the indictment claims.

Six Dravidogecko Species Discovered In Western Ghats Of India

The six gecko species were living in plain sight, thought to be a single species.

Congolese Giant Toad Mimics Gaboon Viper, New Study Says

The amphibian is known to live in 11 locations that are also home to the venomous snake, and the coloration and patterns they share are uncanny.

Seeking Support For New Research Investigating Color Change In Green Anoles

In this experimental study, there will be two main hypotheses tested.

University Of Florida Provost Records Coral Snake Getting Stung While Trying To Eat Rat Snake

The coral snake was trying to eat the rat snake when a wasp decided to disrupt it.

Two Arrested For Poaching More Than 4000 Wild Turtles In Florida

The investigation concluded that the poachers took more than 4,000 turtles from the wild illegally and sold them over a six month period

Research Shows Chytrid Fungus Survives In Warm Tropical Lowlands

Lab studies have shown the fungus cannot survive in temperatures above 29 degrees celsius, but researchers found the fungus surviving in frogs living in temperatures that surpass that threshold.

Habitat Protections For Black Pine Snake Under Review

The habitat of the black pine snake has been under consideration for protections for years.

21 People Infected By Salmonella Via Pet Turtles, CDC Says

Red-eared slider turtles, like all reptiles, carry Salmonella.

California Fish And Wildlife Recommends Protections For Yellow-Legged Frog

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended endangered species act protections for five populations of yellow-legged frogs.

Baby Sea Turtle Found With 104 Pieces of Marine Plastics In Its Stomach

The baby loggerhead starved to death after ingesting so much plastic pollution.

Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 Komodo dragons left in the wild, all in Indonesia's Komodo Island National Park.

Wild Glass Frog Trade Should Be Stopped, South American States Say

Glass frog populations have been decimated in the wild by the wildlife trade, scientists say.

Florida Fish And Wildlife Wants Help In Controlling Tegu Population

The Argentine black and white tegu is established in Florida. The FWC wants your help in controlling its population.

A Loggerhead Sea Turtle As Florida City Mayor? Why Not!

Elizabeth 'Sea Turtle' Drayer is running for mayor of Clearwater, FL.

Several Hundred Reptiles And Amphibians Removed From California Reptile Rescue

The county received complaints of a foul odor emanating from the facility.

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released Near Farnborough, England

Some of the sand lizards were outfitted with radio transmitters to track their movements.

Trump Admin Fails To Protect Florida Keys Mole Skink, Lawsuit Claims

The Florida Keys mole skink lives on a small geographic location in the Florida Keys.

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Taunt A Snake

The snake gets his revenge for being mistreated.

Think Twice Before Using Glue Or Sticky Traps, You Might Catch A Reptile

If you use glue traps and an animal such as a snake or lizard gets stuck in it, you can use nearly any oil used for cooking to help free the animal.

Researchers Discover Two New Salamander Species Thought To Be World’s Largest

The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) a new and much larger species of salamander.

Chattanooga Zoo Hatches Out Three Komodo dragons

The Komodo dragons might have been born via parthenogenesis.

Corn Snake Stuck In Hide Freed By Firefighters

It took some doing, but this corn snake was freed by firefighters.

University Of Northern Colorado Snake Expert Helps Convict Man Who Injected Venom Into Child

The 51-year-old man awaits sentencing.

Sea Turtle Speared In Florida Recovering At Turtle Hospital

Splinter is in recovery after the 3-foot long spear was removed from her body.

Conservationists Sue USFWS For Denying Sonoran Desert Tortoise ESA Protections

The USFWS changed its mind on putting the tortoise on the Endangered Species Act list.

Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Neonate Found In New Jersey

It is hoped the baby snake will feed and has a normal digestive system.

Secretive Ringneck Snake Photographed At Copper Breaks State Park In Texas

The ringneck snake can be found throughout much of North America.

Cuban Treefrogs Ride Out Hurricane Dorian In Florida Man’s Windchimes

The man released the amphibians after he found them.

Bindi Irwin Shares Video With Her Late Dad On Father’s Day

Bindi was just 7-years-old when her dad died.

An Albino Anole Is The First Gene-Edited Reptile

Scientists decided to create albino anoles because removing the tyrosinase albinism gene would not be lethal to the reptile.

YouTube Star Tana Mongeau, Musician H.E.R. Bring Snakes To MTV Video Music Awards

These celebrities donned snakes at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards but received some backlash.

Shawnee National Forest's Snake Road To Close In Illinois September 1

35 snake species can be found on Snake Road in the Shawnee National Forest.

Researchers Save 14 Loa Water Frogs From Probable Death

The critically endangered frogs were in a stream that was drying up.

Kim Kardashian Letting Her 6-year-old Daughter Hold A Corn Snake Sparks Backlash

Kim Kardashian posted a video of her daughter holding a snake on Instagram.

Ringneck Snake Doesn’t Get Past TSA At Newark Airport

The ringneck snake was found slithering around the TSA checkpoint at Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

Under new Trump administration rules, the green sea turtle would no longer be protected.

Man Attaches Wheels to Help Tortoise Hatchling With Spinal Deformity Move About

Helix is now moving about thanks to Techdeck toy skateboard wheels.

4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

The captive breeding program produced a pair of four-eyed turtles and two Beal's four-eyed turtles.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Seeks Bra Hooks To Stitch Up Turtle Shells

The rescue has been seeing as many as 40 injured turtles a week during the last month.

Stolen NYC Bearded Dragon Found Safe

Sandy was taken in May from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hitches Ride To Canada, Gets Returned To Georgia

The Cope's gray treefrog is a species of least concern.

Woman Bitten By Pit Viper In Thailand Treated With Antivenin From Toronto Zoo

The woman received initial treatment in Thailand but her symptoms re-emerged.

California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

Back in 2014, biologists Mark Mendelsohn and Katy Delaney released more than 850 tadpoles into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Hikari to Bring Its Popular Hikari Herptile Foods To US Market

Hikari's Herptile line of prepared foods offer complete nutrition requirements, the company says.

Man Straps GoPro Onto Turtle And Gets Some Cool Footage

The GoPro footage is straight from the perspective of a red-eared slider.

24 Texas Horned Lizards Hatch At San Antonio Zoo

The 24 hatchling Texas horned lizards are part of a breeding program launched at the zoo two years ago.

Dead Sea Turtle Found In Florida Entangled In Fishing Line And Plastic Trash

“Another reminder to leave only your footprints when visiting the beach!”

Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food.

Woman Arrested In Florida For Harassing Sea Turtle Nest

Police and bystanders observed Yaqun Lu, from China poking and stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Snake Stowaway Lands In Hawaii Where Snakes Are Illegal

The hatchling snake was confirmed to be a southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus).

15 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Florida’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

The release is part of a 10 year effort to reintroduce the species into the wild.

Asian Water Dragon Born Via Parthenogenesis At Washington’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons.

Detroit Zoological Society Releases Close To 8,000 Puerto Rican Crested Toad Tadpoles

The toad is a critically endangered species native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Want To Intern In The Maldives To Help Sea Turtles? Read On!

The internship is two weeks and includes free room and board at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort.

Asian Elephant Tracks Are Ideal Breeding Sites For Frogs

Frog eggs and tadpoles were found in elephant tracks in Myanmar.

Two Central Texas Salamanders Need Federal Protection, Lawsuit Says

Both salamanders were given ESA protections in 2014 but the federal government failed to follow through.

Turtle Island Restoration Network May Sue Florida Power & Light Co. For Incidental Taking of Sea Turtles

The nuclear plant operator has a “biological opinion” from the fisheries service that allows the incidental take of sea turtles.

Family Of Bearded Dragon Stolen From New York Pet Shop Offers $1,000 Reward For Its Safe Return

Sandy was stolen from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Arizona Game and Fish Desert Tortoises Up For Adoption

Once a desert tortoise is placed in captivity, it cannot be released back into the wild.

New Rat Snake Species Discovered In Eurasia

The blotched rat snake is a large-bodied snake of the genus Elaphe.

Two Anaconda Born Via Parthenogenesis At New England Aquarium

Parthenogenesis occurs when a female gives birth without having been impregnated by a male.

Australia’s Grassland Earless Lizard Is Actually Four Distinct Species

The grassland earless dragon is an endangered lizard native to Australia

USFWS Proposes Neuse River Waterdog Salamander For ESA Protections

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a permanently aquatic salamander.

Tadpole Tail Regeneration Cells Discovered

Tadpoles can regenerate their tails after loss via cells in their skin.

Stray Russian Tortoise Gets Damaged Shell Fixed By San Diego Veterinarian

Teddy is now up for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society.

New Glass Frog Species Discovered And Described

The Guajira giant glass frog is native to a remote mountain in Colombia.

US Marines Control Raven Populations To Save California Desert Tortoises

The decline in Mojave desert tortoises is attributed to the increase in the raven population, according to the U.S. Marines.

After A Year Of Trying, An Asian Water Monitor Finally Caught In Florida

The Asian water monitor was first reported loose in October 2017.

Exotic Rescue In Florida Wants Savannah Monitor Returned

Peaches was taken from her temporary home May 6.

Florida Box Turtle Walks Again With Help From Custom Wheelchair

Scoot Reeves walking with his new wheelchair.

Fang Facts of Vipers, Elapids, and Colubrids

Fangs developed a series of times to give us some of the most venomous predators of the planet.
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