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Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

The Santa Lucia Mountains slender salamander and the arboreal salamander have been exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. [...]
Two-headed Blue-tongued Skink Celebrates 2nd Birthday In Australia

Two-headed Blue-tongued Skink Celebrates 2nd Birthday In Australia

Blue-tongued skinks are one of the more popular lizards for intermediate to advanced reptile keepers. [...]
Red-Footed Tortoise Care And Breeding Information

Red-Footed Tortoise Care And Breeding Information

Keeping red-footed tortoises is a privilege and an enjoyable experience for keepers who are prepared for their requirements. [...]
<em>Tetrapodophis amplectus</em> Is A Lizard And Not A Snake, Researchers Say

Tetrapodophis amplectus Is A Lizard And Not A Snake, Researchers Say

"We find that Tetrapodophis shows aquatic adaptations and there is no evidence to support constricting behavior or macrostomy." [...]
Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed For Alligator Snapping Turtle

Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed For Alligator Snapping Turtle

Overharvesting for the meat trade has led to severe population declines of the alligator snapping turtle. [...]
Video: Eastern Kingsnake Eats Timber Rattlesnake In Georgia

Video: Eastern Kingsnake Eats Timber Rattlesnake In Georgia

Johnson shared her video with the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. [...]
Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Efforts In Illinois Bolstered By $260,000 State Grant

Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Efforts In Illinois Bolstered By $260,000 State Grant

Northern Illinois University received a $260,000 grant to help with Blanding's turtle conservation efforts. [...]
Escaped Rat Snake Found In Junk Drawer

Escaped Rat Snake Found In Junk Drawer

The staff at the center looked high and low, to no avail until yesterday when the snake was found in the center's hardware drawer. [...]
10 Komodo Dragons Hatch at San Antonio Zoo

10 Komodo Dragons Hatch at San Antonio Zoo

Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world and are native to Indonesia. [...]
CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

Local and state agencies with the state of California as well as the federal government have announced a joint conservation effort to recover the blun [...]
New Western Himalayas Snake Species Discovered Via Instagram Post

New Western Himalayas Snake Species Discovered Via Instagram Post

A master’s degree student at India’s Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar) spent much of 2020 uploading photos to Instagram of reptiles and amphibians [...]
Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

A new paper out of Australia shows the dire consequences of habitat fragmentation and urbanization, as snakes that are cut off in their ecosystems ten [...]
One Sentence In 1944 Autobiography Leads To Rediscovery Of Montane Skink

One Sentence In 1944 Autobiography Leads To Rediscovery Of Montane Skink

A skink that has not been seen in the wild in Mozambique since 1918 has been rediscovered by Extinct or Just Shy, a project funded by the Rufford Foun [...]
Iguana Who Lost Front Legs Due To Being Hogtied Now Eating On His Own

Iguana Who Lost Front Legs Due To Being Hogtied Now Eating On His Own

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail, NC earlier this month took in a green iguana (Iguana iguana) that was found abandoned with its front le [...]
27 Captive Bred Aldabra Tortoises Released On Seychelles’ Desroches Island

27 Captive Bred Aldabra Tortoises Released On Seychelles’ Desroches Island

The  Island Conservation Society on the Seychelles Islands announced it has released 27 Aldabra giant tortoises (Geochelone gigantea) on the wild side [...]
Caring For The African Dwarf Frog

Caring For The African Dwarf Frog

When people hear the word frog, they picture a giant green frog with bulgy eyes hopping through the grass. Or perhaps perched upon a tree branch croa [...]
Marines Work To Protect Sea Turtle Nests On Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines Work To Protect Sea Turtle Nests On Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Scientists with Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Marines are working together to ensure this year's green sea turtle nesting season goes off without [...]
Florida’s Sunken Gardens Alligator Snapping Turtle, Mac, Passes Away

Florida’s Sunken Gardens Alligator Snapping Turtle, Mac, Passes Away

Mac, the popular alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) that has greeted visitors for more than 50 years at the Sunken Gardens in St. Pete [...]
New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

Researchers have discovered a new gecko species that is so agile it was named after action star Jackie Chan. Jackie’s day gecko (Cnemaspis jackieii [...]
Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the protection of 447 miles of streams in Arizona and New Mexico for the narrow-headed garter snake ( [...]
15 Galapagos Tortoises Slaughtered On Isabela Island

15 Galapagos Tortoises Slaughtered On Isabela Island

The Galapagos Conservancy has reported that 15 giant Galapagos tortoises were slaughtered in the wild on Isabela Island earlier this month. According [...]

More Than 90 Rattlesnakes Rescued From Under Woman’s House In California

A woman in Sonoma County California called the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue with a bit of a dilemma. More than 90 rattlesnakes had taken refuge undern [...]
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