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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.

Louisiana Pine Snake Listed As Threatened By USFWS

The Louisiana pine snake spends much of its life below the forest, underground.

Phoenix Herpetological Society Saves Baby Rattlesnake Stuck In Glue Trap

Glue traps don't discriminate. Whatever walks into the glue trap usually gets stuck.

Perth Zoo Issues Plea After Baby Loggerhead Turtle Poops Out Plastic

Zoo veterinarians treated a baby loggerhead turtle that had pooped out plastic debris it had ingested.

Researchers Discover Ancient Lizard With Four Eyes, But They're Not What You Think

The eyes weren't eyes in the traditional sense, used for seeing, but rather likely used to detect changes in such things as light.

Frogs Starting To Resist Chytrid Fungus, Study Says

Chytridiomycosis wiped out huge populations of Panamanian frogs in 2004.

Endangered Mojave Desert Tortoise May Stop Potential Road Project In Utah

Conservationists are hoping a proposed road doesn't even make it to the planning stages because it may negatively impact the Mojave desert tortoise.

Sea Turtles Use Their Flippers To Help Them Eat Jellyfish

An array of photographic and video proof details how sea turtles use their flippers to eat their prey.

Woman Tweets Video Of Her Hognose Snake Drinking Water And Internet Loves It

Twitter user Taylor Nicole Dean is a reptile lover and a video of her hognose snake drinking water went viral over the weekend.

New Species of Freshwater Turtle Discovered in Papua New Guinea

Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae

Water Snake Gets Too Close To Alligator Babies And Pays For It

The alligator didn't like that the banded water snake got too close.

Man Sentenced To Six Months House Arrest For Smuggling Five Monitor Lizards Into The US

All three species seized by the USFWS are protected under CITES.

New Hyloscirtus Frog Species Found In South America

The discovery of Hyloscirtus japreria makes it the 37th species of the Hyloscirtus genus.

Unique Feeding Behavior For A Snake; Tearing Its Food Apart Before Eating It

These Southeast Asian snakes dine on crustaceans in unique ways, unlike other snakes.

Bog Turtle One Step Closer To Becoming State Reptile Of New Jersey

The bog turtle, one of the smallest turtles in North America, may soon become the official state reptile of New Jersey.

Elongated Tortoise Stolen From Texas Zoo

An elongated tortoise is said to have been stolen from the Ellen Trout Zoo.

Rising Sea Levels Will Affect 90 Percent Of Coastal Freshwater Turtles, Study Says

Climate change may threaten coastal freshwater turtles.

Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Chalmers Loves His Reptiles!

The Aussie swimmer breeds beardies and blue tongues.

The Top 10 Reptiles Most Reliant on Zoo Breeding Programs for Survival

Sale Of IUCN Red List Species Of Turtles And Tortoises Continues In Indonesia

The critically endangered ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) was commonly found for sale in Indonesia.

Herp Vet In Australia Removes Slipper Eaten By Carpet Python

The snake will spend six to eight weeks recovering from surgery at the facility.

Buffalo Zoo’s Reptile House Closes For Renovation

A new bushmaster exhibit will be one of the highlights of the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center.

Scientists Discover New Species Of Reptile With A Powerful Jaw

Colobops noviportensis was a tiny little reptile with a massive and powerful jaw.

Georgia-based Amphibian Foundation Successfully Breeds Striped Newts

Event marks the first time the foundation had breeding success with the species.

Georgia Town Punked On Fakebook With Bogus Warning About Copperhead Snakes

Pranksters created a fake Facebook page representing the city of Calhoun, Georgia.

Siskiyou Mountains Salamander Needs Endangered Species Act Protection, Petition Says

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander is threatened by federal plans to accelerate logging in its native range.

Texas Is Closer To Banning Commercial Collection Of Turtles On Private Lands

Texas is a step closer to making it illegal to commercially collect chelonians on private lands.

Pollution In India Deforming Native Frogs

Researchers with Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College have discovered ornate narrow-mouthed frogs missing eyes, due to the effects of pollution.

Australian Dwarf-Crowned Snake And Skink Saved From Sticky Tape

These two reptiles got stuck and were saved by WIRES personnel.

Video: Boa Constrictor Born With Two Heads, Two Hearts

Snake breeder in Florida showcased on Nat Geo vet show.

Australian Scientists Field Trial Cane Toad Bait To Save Native Quolls

The cane toad was introduced to Australia to combat agricultural pests but has decimated native populations of quolls.

Cobra Handling Firefighter From Malaysia Dies From Cobra Bite

Abu Zarin Husin, a Malaysian firefighter who captured and released uncounted cobras has died of a cobra bite.

Idaho Officials Euthanize Snapping Turtle Which Was Allegedly Fed Dying Puppy

Threats of violence have been made against the school district, apparently for not firing the teacher.

50 Desert Tortoises Available For Adoption By Arizona Residents

Once in captivity, desert tortoises can no longer be released into the wild due to the potential for them to introduce disease to wild populations of tortoises.

Southern African Python Mothers Stay With Their Babies For About Two Weeks After They Hatch

The mother snakes also warm their bodies and return to the snake nest to warm their babies.

Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Found Safe

Huck was stolen February 21. He was found in a grassy area March 8.

Two New Frog Species Discovered In Sumatra

The tadpoles of the Sumatran cascade frogs have sucker-like bellies that enable them to stick to rocks in fast flowing streams.

Idaho Science Teacher Under Investigation For Feeding Puppy To Class Snapping Turtle

It is unclear if the dog was dead or alive, or what type of snapping turtle is kept at the school.

Missing San Diego Monitor Lizard Found Safe

Bubbles was found by a Los Angeles man who took the time out to search for him.

Minnesota Woman Celebrates 56 Years With Her Gopher Tortoise

George the gopher tortoise and Jeanna Smith have been together more than 50 years.

Two-headed Rat Snake Makes Debut At Cameron Park Zoo In Texas

Pancho and Lefty have been in quarantine for 18 months and are now on display at the Cameron Park Zoo.

Two Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Receive Electrochemotherapy Treatment For Fibropapillomatosis

Reptile Enclosure Maker Vision Products Plus Acquired By Adam’s Specialty Products

The Vision slider rack system is very popular with snake enthusiasts and breeders.

Video: Thief Walks Out Of Pet Store With 5 Baby Sulcata Tortoises

A thief in Wisconsin stole 5 baby sulcata tortoises from a Pet World.

Monitor Lizard Wanders Away From San Diego Reptile Store

Bubbles is a 6-year-old black-throated monitor who is also the store's mascot.

Bearded Dragon Is Internet Famous Thanks To Disaster Girl Meme

Petey is the reptile version of Disaster Girl.

Arizona Family’s Tortoise Escapes Yard, Gets Stolen By Three Men

Sheldon was stolen just outside his home in Glendale, Arizona.

Herpetologists Stumped By Faceless Toad Discovered In 2016

Herpetologist Jill Fleming is unsure what happened to the face of this toad she happened upon back in 2016. She Tweeted the photo February 28 asking for opinions. What do you think?

Venomous Cat Snake Spotted In UAE For First Time In Nearly 10 Years

The first documented instance of a cat snake in the UAE occurred in 2007

Researchers Study Green Anoles And How Stem Cells Promote Regrowth

The researchers hope to find out why the lizard has the capability to regenerate its tail.

Pet Turtle Helped Sandy Hook Elementary Students Heal

Shelley had been a mainstay since well before the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Florida High School Student Brings Coral Snake To School And Gets Bit

The snake was later destroyed.

Women Who Tried To Save Snapping Turtle But Ran It Over May Face Charges

Two women in Alabama posted a video to social media of them running over a snapping turtle.

Bill To Make Red Salamander Virginia’s State Amphibian Awaits Governor’s Signature

The red salamander may become the official salamander of Virginia.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Cedar Key Mole Skink

The USFWS was petitioned by the Center in 2012 to protect the reptile under the Endangered Species Act.

Researchers Discover Ancient Relative Of Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys haugrudi is closely related to modern turtles of the Trachemys genus.

Police In Australia Goes Beyond Call Of Duty To Save Lizard Stuck In Red Bull Can

Police officer removes lizard's head that got stuck in Red Bull can.

Gopher Tortoises Hatchlings To Be Released In South Carolina

Close to 100 gopher tortoise hatchlings will be released in South Carolina to bolster wild populations.

Gopher Tortoises Are Comprised Of 5 Genetically Diverse Groups, Study Says

More than 300 species rely on the network of tunnels the gopher tortoise creates.

Michigan Biologists In Need Of Volunteer Frog Counters

Help Michigan count frogs and toads this spring.

Texas Conservation Plan For The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard To Be Rewritten

The plan was controversial when it was released because oil and gas industry lobbyists formed the makeup of foundation that was supposed to implement the plan.

Popular Red-Footed Tortoise Stolen From Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World In Scotland

The 8-year-old tortoise was stolen right out of his enclosure on February 21.

Captive-Bred Northern Corroboree Frogs To Be Released In Semi-Wild Enclosures

They are the result of new breeding techniques and their release is a new approach to locating wild reintroduction sites.

Northern California Tortoise And Turtle Sanctuary Opens Adoption Center

The more popular species available for adoption include Russian, leopard, and sulcata tortoises, are well as box turtles.

Honolulu Zoo Now Home To Three Japanese Giant Salamanders

The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss.

Critically Endangered Cambodian Royal Turtle Nest Discovered

Conservationists with the Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS in the Southeast Asian country found 16 eggs in a nest of the critically endangered royal turtle.

Actress Elsa Pataky Handles A Snake In Her Bathroom Like A Pro

The Snakes On A Plane Star had no problem subduing the reptile and getting it safely in a box.

Video: Aussie Snake Catcher Removes Venomous Tiger Snake Stuck In Beer Can

Tiger snakes are highly venomous, large elapids from Australia.

Kingman, Arizona Unveils A Chuckwalla Sculpture

This sculpture is certain to generate discussion, like the Running Hare of Kingman.

Rhode Island Police Looking For Man Who Allegedly Left Turtle Frozen In Enclosure

A red-eared slider was found frozen in its enclosure. Luckily it survived.

Toad Eats Beetle Then Pukes It Out After Beetle Lets Loose Chemical Defense

The bombardier beetle has a novel defense when ingested, it lets loose a toxic chemical spray from its abdomen.

Connecticut Needs Folks To Count Frogs

Can you distinguish the call of a spring peeper? If so, the Connecticut chapters of FrogWatch USA needs you to help them count.

Research Says Some Lizards Ran On Hind Legs 110 Million Years Ago

The findings detail the oldest known group of lizard trackways, and they show that lizards were already using bipedal locomotion.

Tiger Snake Crawling On A Wire Garners More Than 2 Million Views

Tiger snakes are one of three venomous snake species on Tasmania.

50 Duvaucel’s Geckos Released On Island They Once Roamed

The Dvaucel's geckos were devastated by introduced mammals such as rats, cats and ferrets.

Chrissy Teigen Introduces Her Daughter To A Bearded Dragon

Time will tell if Teigen's daughter becomes a reptile lover.

Iranian Military Adviser Says The West Is Using Lizards To Spy On Its Nuclear Ambitions

Could reptiles be used to spy for the West?
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