Category: Turtle & Tortoise Breeding

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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. [...]
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 [...]
Houston Zoo Hatches Four Painted Terrapins

Houston Zoo Hatches Four Painted Terrapins

The Houston Zoo announced last week that it has successfully hatched four painted terrapin turtles (Batagur borneoensis), the first time the zoo has h [...]
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 [...]
4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

The captive breeding program produced a pair of four-eyed turtles and two Beal's four-eyed turtles. [...]
Galapagos Tortoise Conservation: Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary

Galapagos Tortoise Conservation: Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary

Tortoises at Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary include both hybridized and pure sub species of the Galapagos tortoise, including G.e. guntheri and C. Port [...]
Auckland Zoo Successfully Hatches First Galapagos Tortoise In New Zealand

Auckland Zoo Successfully Hatches First Galapagos Tortoise In New Zealand

After a four month incubation time, the first Galapagos tortoise hatched December 30, 2017. [...]
Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

Drone footage revealed that sea turtle density during peak nesting season was about 2,086 reptiles per square kilometer. [...]
Galápagos Tortoise Breeds In The Wild For First Time In More Than 100 Years

Galápagos Tortoise Breeds In The Wild For First Time In More Than 100 Years

The Duncan Island giant tortoise is one of the smallest of the Galápagos tortoises. [...]
Captive Breeding Brings The Burmese Star Tortoise Back From The Brink Of Extinction

Captive Breeding Brings The Burmese Star Tortoise Back From The Brink Of Extinction

The Burmese star tortoise is a critically endangered tortoise that saw its numbers dwindle to just a few hundred individuals in the 1990s. [...]
30 Western Swamp Tortoises, Australia’s Most Critically Endangered Reptile, Released Into Wild

30 Western Swamp Tortoises, Australia’s Most Critically Endangered Reptile, Released Into Wild

More than 1,040 western swamp tortoises have been successfully bred as part of Western Shield, a breeding program to bolster the wild populations of t [...]
Northern River Terrapins in India's Sundarbans National Tiger Sanctuary

Northern River Terrapins in India's Sundarbans National Tiger Sanctuary

The Sundarbans, located between India and Bangladesh, because of a physical environment that includes saltwater crocodiles, numerous insects and a lar [...]
Zoo Knoxville Successfully Hatches a Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Zoo Knoxville Successfully Hatches a Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Zoo Knoxville first successfully hatched a black-breasted leaf turtle back in 2005. [...]
Aussie Teen Helps Raise Funds for New Western Swamp Tortoise Breeding Facility

Aussie Teen Helps Raise Funds for New Western Swamp Tortoise Breeding Facility

Andrew Triglavcanin, a 13-year-old from Perth, Australia has raised $400 for a new breeding facility for the western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbr [...]
Keeping The Radiated Tortoise

Keeping The Radiated Tortoise

Captive breeding makes the critically endangered radiated tortoise available to enthusiasts. There is no vertebrate group facing greater survi [...]
Bog Turtle Breeding

Bog Turtle Breeding

The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is a small and charismatic species. Captive bred animals are easy to care for and easy to breed. This spe [...]
Asian Box Turtle Care Tips And Breeding Notes

Asian Box Turtle Care Tips And Breeding Notes

Cuora amboinensis is not shy, and this turtle typically makes a very entertaining and active pet. [...]
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