The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food.
Police and bystanders observed Yaqun Lu, from China poking and stomping on a sea turtle nest.
The hatchling snake was confirmed to be a southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus).
The release is part of a 10 year effort to reintroduce the species into the wild.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons.
The toad is a critically endangered species native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The internship is two weeks and includes free room and board at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort.
Frog eggs and tadpoles were found in elephant tracks in Myanmar.
Both salamanders were given ESA protections in 2014 but the federal government failed to follow through.
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The nuclear plant operator has a “biological opinion” from the fisheries service that allows the incidental take of sea turtles.
Sandy was stolen from an Upper West Side pet shop.
Once a desert tortoise is placed in captivity, it cannot be released back into the wild.
The blotched rat snake is a large-bodied snake of the genus Elaphe.
Parthenogenesis occurs when a female gives birth without having been impregnated by a male.
The grassland earless dragon is an endangered lizard native to Australia
The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a permanently aquatic salamander.
Tadpoles can regenerate their tails after loss via cells in their skin.
Teddy is now up for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society.
The Guajira giant glass frog is native to a remote mountain in Colombia.
The decline in Mojave desert tortoises is attributed to the increase in the raven population, according to the U.S. Marines.
The Asian water monitor was first reported loose in October 2017.
Peaches was taken from her temporary home May 6.
Scoot Reeves walking with his new wheelchair.
Fangs developed a series of times to give us some of the most venomous predators of the planet.
De Silva’s rough-sided snake's coloration resembles the soil in the habitat in which it lives.
The sea snakes were poking their heads in the sand looking for food.
"We found that more than 1,000 data-deficient amphibians are threatened with extinction, and nearly 500 are Endangered or Critically Endangered.
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Kadal is a Komodo dragon who came to the zoo in October.
Captive breeding efforts enabled 500 California red-legged frogs to be released back into Yosemite Valley.
Kernel was released after four months of rehabilitation. He had a fishhook lodged in his esophagus.
A three-eyed snake with all eyes fully functioning was found in Australia.
The Florida FWC hopes to raise $30,000 to develop a test for Virus X, which has killed hundreds of turtles in the last year.
Green sea turtle populations around Hawaii and U.S. Pacific islands are up markedly but hawksbill turtle populations are not.
TheTurtleRoom is now a tax-exempt conservation organization that works to ensure the survival of turtle and tortoise species around the world.
The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and northern California.
Zoo officials have been trying to breed China Girl since 2009.
The Asian parasite Raillietiella orientalis, has found its way, via the invasive Burmese python, into Florida-native snakes.
Three of the 10 lizards released were found in good condition.
The lizard is bimodally reproductive, which means it can give birth to live young and lay eggs.
Through gene editing, scientists were able to cause albinism in brown anole lizards.
The kangaroo rats can also reorient their body in mid-air to escape rattlesnake bites.
Common snapping turtles can be caught in unlimited amounts in the state of Maryland.
This man is wanted by police in Rockwood, Michigan for allegedly stealing a ball python from I Love My Pets.
The discovery is seen as a defense mechanism against predators.
The turtles have been dying in and near the St. Johns River since March 2018.
Amphibian owners are urged to prevent Bsal fungus from infecting wild populations.
Branch's stiletto snake has fangs that jut out the side of its mouth, researchers say.
More than 6,000 acres of Kemp's ridley nesting sites will be protected.
Students studying the reptile hope that their efforts pay off and the governor signs the house bill into law.
Students at Weston High School in Massachusetts captive breed and then release Blanding's turtles.
The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.
In addition to eating rodents such as rats, rat snakes also consume eggs.
Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.
Hyloscirtus hillisi is a dark mottled brown in coloration with tiny yellow spots found on its front and hind legs.
The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.
The protected land will total more than 200 hectares by the end of 2019.
Paul Mock was out lowering his dam's spillway when he happened upon the most unusual sight.
Asian house geckos run across water at about the same speed they run across land.
The northern Mexican garter snake and the narrow-headed garter snake were give Endangered Species Act protections in 2014.
A Central American coral snake consumed Cenaspis aenigma, a previously undescribed snake species.
Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater.
Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil- rich west Texas.
The snake is the third largest captured in the state.
10 Texas horned lizards were tagged for tracking. One has since buried itself for the winter.
The 10cm-long amphibian is named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.
The $60 class will offer the basics of handling a snake and a yoga flow class with a snake partner.
The frog is in danger of becoming extinct because the area in which it lives faces the highest rate of deforestation in the country.
Fence lizards have evolved to twitch and flee from fire ants over the course of the last 40 lizard generations.
The All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Honu Airbus A380 is one of three scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Honolulu.
Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.
The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.
North American hognose snakes go all out to sell their death act by opening their mouths and rolling their tongues in the dirt.
It is suspected that a Christmas tree caused the blaze.
Siren reticulata is two feet in length and has external gills and no hind legs.
Sehuencas water frogs are fully aquatic frogs that at one point were found in abundance in ponds, rivers and streams of montane cloud forests in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The elimination of rats, goats and rabbits helped the keel-scaled boa's population numbers to rebound.
Child services were notified that venomous snakes were kept in the home.
The Indian star tortoise is widely captive bred. There is no need for these animals to be taken from the wild.
These snakes are all specialists in that they specialize in eating invertebrates.
A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.
The big lizard is doing much better thanks to a non-surgical method of removing the toy car from its stomach.
The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog was declared an endangered species in 2014.
In Delhi, India, Wildlife SOS is saving reptiles through rescue and education.
It is unknown why the snake died, but experts say that chance of survival for two-headed snakes is slim.
The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.
The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.
Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.
Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood
Bamboo was captured after a homeowner spotted green iguanas running all over the street.
Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains.
Biologists with the Florida FWC Commission successfully hatched several Florida pine snakes from two separate clutches found in the wild.
The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate.