Category: Turtles & Tortoises Information & News

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66-Million-Year-Old Smooth-Shelled Turtle Fossil Discovered  In Canada

66-Million-Year-Old Smooth-Shelled Turtle Fossil Discovered In Canada

Leiochelys tokaryki, is a nearly complete skeleton that existed during the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) period. [...]
Saving Sea Turtles At Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Saving Sea Turtles At Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Sea turtles are seen as strong, brave, guardians of the Earth, but their tough shells and patient ways are fragile in the reality of the world. [...]
Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Confirmed to Be New Species

Fern has now been confirmed, nearly four years later, as the only known living species of Chelonoidis phantastica [...]
Zoo Atlanta Hatches Critically Endangered Bog Turtle

Zoo Atlanta Hatches Critically Endangered Bog Turtle

The bog turtle is listed as a critically endangered species by the IUCN. [...]
Albino Galapagos Tortoise Hatches At Switzerland’s Tropiquarium of Servion

Albino Galapagos Tortoise Hatches At Switzerland’s Tropiquarium of Servion

The albino hatchling was joined by a normal sibling, which is black in coloration [...]
Give Turtles A Break On World Turtle Day, New York DEC Says

Give Turtles A Break On World Turtle Day, New York DEC Says

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hopes awareness will help turtles safely cross the roads to their nesting grounds. [...]
Virginia Living Museum’s Two-Headed Turtle Dies

Virginia Living Museum’s Two-Headed Turtle Dies

The two-headed turtle was rescued in Suffolk, Virginia two years ago and was brought to the museum as a hatchling. [...]
Turtle Haulout Built In Baltimore Harbor

Turtle Haulout Built In Baltimore Harbor

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, along with Waterfront Partnership, National Aquarium, Clearwater Mills, LLC and Living Classroom Foundations creat [...]
Giant Malaysian Turtle Surrendered To Wisconsin Animal Rescue

Giant Malaysian Turtle Surrendered To Wisconsin Animal Rescue

“Our ultimate goal is to get him placed in a breeding program with an accredited facility so we can keep his species from going extinct." [...]
Six Western Swamp Tortoises Hatched At Australia’s Adelaide Zoo

Six Western Swamp Tortoises Hatched At Australia’s Adelaide Zoo

Threats to the Western swamp tortoise include land clearing for agriculture, pesticide and fertilizer use, housing development and fire. [...]
Seychelles Island Starts Aldabra Tortoise Census

Seychelles Island Starts Aldabra Tortoise Census

Conservationists on Fregate want to know the population numbers so they launched a four months long census April 6 . [...]
Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Two Galapagos Tortoises Hatch At The UK’s Crocodiles Of The World

Galapagos tortoises are the largest tortoise species in the world and can live more than 120 years. [...]
U. of Georgia Research Team Wins Tortoise Conservation Award

U. of Georgia Research Team Wins Tortoise Conservation Award

The team made huge contributions to the head-starting of the desert tortoise. [...]
No Fernandina Giant Tortoises Found After Extensive Search

No Fernandina Giant Tortoises Found After Extensive Search

While the initial hope to find another Fernandina giant tortoise, a second expedition is slated for later in 2022 that will use a helicopter. [...]
Kentucky Man Sentenced To 15 Months For Violating Lacey Act

Kentucky Man Sentenced To 15 Months For Violating Lacey Act

Christopher Cool had 246 Eastern box turtles in his possession with the intent to sell and ship the turtles outside Kentucky. [...]
ESA Protections For Sonoran Desert Tortoise Not Needed, USFWS Says

ESA Protections For Sonoran Desert Tortoise Not Needed, USFWS Says

The service says that the reptile still occupies most of its historical range with adult population estimates in the hundreds of thousands. [...]
California Bill Aims To Reduce Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

California Bill Aims To Reduce Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

The Safe Roads and Wildlife Protection Act would require The California Department of Transportation to identify barriers that inhibit wildlife moveme [...]
America COMPETES Act of 2022

America COMPETES Act of 2022

This bill gives supreme unilateral authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine what species can be imported into the U.S. [...]
Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

Florida FWC Executive Order Helps Relocate Gopher Tortoises

The gopher tortoise is a federally endangered species that is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). [...]
Former Texas Mayor’s Yellow-Footed Tortoise Returns Home After 38 Days Missing

Former Texas Mayor’s Yellow-Footed Tortoise Returns Home After 38 Days Missing

Diego, a yellow-footed tortoise that was rescued by Daniel Guerrero,the former mayor of San Marcos’ TX two years ago, somehow went missing October 26 [...]
Florida Rule Prohibits Diamondback Terrapin Collection, Safer Blue Crab Traps

Florida Rule Prohibits Diamondback Terrapin Collection, Safer Blue Crab Traps

The rule also requires recreational blue crabbers to install turtle excluder devices in their traps. [...]
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