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Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

The most critically endangered crocodile species in the world, the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) can climb steep hills, a behavior tha [...]
Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

The Galapagos tortoise is captive bred in many countries around the world to ensure the survival of these species, yet some smugglers tried to smuggle [...]
Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Discovered In Vietnamese Lake

Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Discovered In Vietnamese Lake

Sixteen months after the last known female Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died at the Suzhou Zoo in China, a female of this critic [...]
Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

A subterranean snake that was collected in the Philippines in 2006 and 2007 was misidentified in the field and spent more than 10 years in the Univers [...]
Baby Alligators Can Regrow Severed Tails, Study Says

Baby Alligators Can Regrow Severed Tails, Study Says

A study published in Scientific Reports says that baby American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) can regenerate up to 18 inches of their tails [...]
Photographer’s 2021 Calendar To Benefit Global Snakebite Initiative, RFDS

Photographer’s 2021 Calendar To Benefit Global Snakebite Initiative, RFDS

Australian herp photographer Ross McGibbon announced that his 2021 reptile calendar will benefit the Global Snakebite Initiative and Royal Flying Doct [...]
Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 decided against protecting the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) under the Endangered Species Act [...]
Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Someone stole the Buffalo Zoo's resident red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria), and the zoo is hoping that she will be returned safely. Red, as [...]
Arkansas To No Longer Issue Permits To Breed, Sell And Import Five Python Species

Arkansas To No Longer Issue Permits To Breed, Sell And Import Five Python Species

You are still able to possess these snakes in the state, per local regulation. [...]
53-Year Old Tortoise Whose Owner Died of COVID19 Gets Adopted

53-Year Old Tortoise Whose Owner Died of COVID19 Gets Adopted

Ms. Jennifer had celebrated her 53rd birthday when she was adopted. [...]
Malaysian Man Removes Sardine Can Stuck On Monitor Lizard's Nose

Malaysian Man Removes Sardine Can Stuck On Monitor Lizard's Nose

After four attempts the man was successful in removing the can from the lizard's nose. [...]
New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

The amphibian is known to exist in just three degraded forest patches. [...]
Researchers See Steady But Still Troublesome Decline In Reptile Poaching In Pakistan

Researchers See Steady But Still Troublesome Decline In Reptile Poaching In Pakistan

Poaching in the country is mostly undocumented and accurate data is difficult to acquire [...]
Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

The non-venomous wolf snake looks like the venomous common krait. [...]
Researchers Euthanize Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard With Massive Fecal Impaction

Researchers Euthanize Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard With Massive Fecal Impaction

The female lizard was found in Cocoa Beach, FL with a visibly distended abdomen. [...]
California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed on the federal endangered species list in 1967. [...]
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