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140 Sand Lizards Released Into The Wild In The UK

The wild sand lizard population in England got a boost when the Marwell Zoo and Forestry England, in conjunction with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), which led the project, released 140 captive bred (Lacerta agilis) into Forestry England land…

204 Texas Horned Lizards Released Into The Wild

The Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, along with the Texas Horned Lizard Coalition announced the release of 204 Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)  that were hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo. “The Fort Worth Zoo…

Smoking Colorado River Toad Poison Is Now A Thing

The poison of the Colorado River toad is a schedule 1 drug, and people have been licking the toads for more than 100 years, apparently to achieve a hallucinogenic effect. Now, actually smoking the toad toxin has become a thing,…

Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

The iconic Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world and native only to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, has been reclassified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species,…

Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Researchers in Peru surveyed an area from the Río Huallaga Basin from 2011 to 2018 and discovered a new wood lizard species of the genus Enyalioides that sports a variety of colorations based on the sex. Males can be brownish…

Missing Nile Monitor From Canada Reptile Zoo Found

Markhor, a 3 1/2 foot, 3 pound nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) that went missing in June from Little Rays Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, has been found, inside the zoo. The nile monitor was thought to…

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140 Sand Lizards Released Into The Wild In The UK

The wild sand lizard population in England got a boost when the Marwell Zoo and Forestry England, in conjunction with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC), which led the project, released 140 captive bred (Lacerta agilis) into Forestry England land…

204 Texas Horned Lizards Released Into The Wild

The Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, along with the Texas Horned Lizard Coalition announced the release of 204 Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)  that were hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo. “The Fort Worth Zoo…

Smoking Colorado River Toad Poison Is Now A Thing

The poison of the Colorado River toad is a schedule 1 drug, and people have been licking the toads for more than 100 years, apparently to achieve a hallucinogenic effect. Now, actually smoking the toad toxin has become a thing,…

Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

The iconic Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world and native only to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, has been reclassified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species,…

Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Researchers in Peru surveyed an area from the Río Huallaga Basin from 2011 to 2018 and discovered a new wood lizard species of the genus Enyalioides that sports a variety of colorations based on the sex. Males can be brownish…

Missing Nile Monitor From Canada Reptile Zoo Found

Markhor, a 3 1/2 foot, 3 pound nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) that went missing in June from Little Rays Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, has been found, inside the zoo. The nile monitor was thought to…

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