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6 Mugger Crocs and 6 Gharials Coming to Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

6 Mugger Crocs and 6 Gharials Coming to Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

The sanctuary is expected to launch a sponsorship program to help defray the costs of renovation of the enclosures in which the reptiles will live. [...]

Leucistic Alligator Hatched at Gatorland Orlando

Of the roughly 5 million American alligators in the wild and in captivity, there are about 15 American alligators that are leucistic [...]
USARK Newsletter: Reptile Conservation with CrocFest

USARK Newsletter: Reptile Conservation with CrocFest

Like many reptiles, crocodilians are misunderstood but get vital help from a few dedicated people. [...]

Fort Worth Zoo Hatches Four Gharials

The gharials were about 100 grams in weight when they hatched two months ago and are currently about 150 to 200 grams today. [...]

Ancient Long-Necked Marine Reptiles Suffered Decapitation From Predators

Even though the evolution of long necks with this species had downsides, other marine reptile species also had long necks, and continued on that evolu [...]
American Crocodile Lays Viable Eggs via Facultative Parthenogenesis

American Crocodile Lays Viable Eggs via Facultative Parthenogenesis

This marks the first known occurrence of facultative parthenogenesis in an American crocodile. [...]

Sand Sculpture Gator Frightens Even Florida Police

Somebody built a very realistic alligator sculpture out of sand in Florida and even fooled the police for a short minute. [...]

Zoo Miami’s Two Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Sedated To Determine If They Ate Plastic Bottle

Last week, Zoo Miami's pair of endangered Cuban crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) were sedated after a report from patrons that a plastic bottle fell [...]
A Trip To The 2022 Pomona Reptile Super Show

A Trip To The 2022 Pomona Reptile Super Show

All in all a great show with plenty of herps and accessories. [...]
How Did My Reptile Get Its Scientific Name?

How Did My Reptile Get Its Scientific Name?

Scientific names are the easiest names to use but the hardest to learn. [...]
Crocodile Put On No Fly List At Navy Air Station Key West

Crocodile Put On No Fly List At Navy Air Station Key West

American crocodiles are widely found in coastal areas and prefer waters with salinity. Sometimes they are found on US Navy airport runways. [...]
Interview With Herpetologist and Author Dick Bartlett

Interview With Herpetologist and Author Dick Bartlett

In the 1990s, during the heyday of printed herp care publications in the U.S., Dick’s name was a staple on the bookshelves and in magazines. Together [...]
Bearded Dragon Most Popular Pet Reptile, Followed By Ball Python And Leopard Gecko, Data Shows

Bearded Dragon Most Popular Pet Reptile, Followed By Ball Python And Leopard Gecko, Data Shows

The bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is the most popular herp kept by reptile keepers, according to a study based off Google Trends research publishe [...]
New Lizard Species Discovered In Fossilized Dinosaur’s Belly

New Lizard Species Discovered In Fossilized Dinosaur’s Belly

What species the lizard was has confounded scientists for more than 150 years. [...]
Reptiles And Amphibians In Pharmaceutical Research

Reptiles And Amphibians In Pharmaceutical Research

The natural world continues to be the major source of therapeutic leads, with a number of promising new reptile and amphibian-derived medications clos [...]

Snake Stolen From Oregon Pet Store

A to Z Pets in Portland, Oregon recently suffered a loss when a man stole one of owner Christin Bjugan’s rarest reptiles. The man is seen on sur [...]
Petco To Hold Nationwide Reptile Rally July 19

Petco To Hold Nationwide Reptile Rally July 19

Event will enable customers to learn about keeping reptiles s pets. [...]
USARK Update: June 6, 2014

USARK Update: June 6, 2014

Update on reptile legislation throughout the United States. [...]
Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Feeder Mice

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Feeder Mice

Always wash your hands after handling your reptiles and their food. [...]
Monkey Brains Hardwired To Fear Snakes

Monkey Brains Hardwired To Fear Snakes

Macaque monkeys have evolved to detect the threat of snakes. [...]
How Do Frogs Fall? DePauw University Research Highlights How Frogs Fall Safely

How Do Frogs Fall? DePauw University Research Highlights How Frogs Fall Safely

Study uses arboreal frogs and terrestrial frogs to determine what frog parachutes more efficiently. [...]

Virginia Aquarium False Gharial Dies

Grover, a 28-year-old 13-foot false gharial (also known as a gavial) had been living at the aquarium for the last four years [...]
Coral Snake Antivenin In Short Supply

Coral Snake Antivenin In Short Supply

Coral snakes can be found from central North Carolina to eastern Louisiana, mainland Florida and the Upper Florida Keys. [...]
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