Category: Turtles & Tortoises Information & News

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Turtle Hunting Banned In Alabama

Turtle Hunting Banned In Alabama

State saw a surge in turtle hunting permits as neighboring states banned the collection of wild turtles. [...]
Desert Tortoise Habitat Opens In El Mirage, California

Desert Tortoise Habitat Opens In El Mirage, California

Friends of El Mirage to educate off highway vehicle riders who ride at El Mirage [...]
Chinese Sea Turtle Poachers Await Trial On Philippine Island

Chinese Sea Turtle Poachers Await Trial On Philippine Island

Demand for sea turtle soup in China sends its turtle poachers to Palawan. [...]
Georgia To Regulate Freshwater Turtle Trade

Georgia To Regulate Freshwater Turtle Trade

Rules proposed in an effort to cap ownership of freshwater turtles. [...]
Green Sea Turtles Hatch In Delaware

Green Sea Turtles Hatch In Delaware

Three turtles (Chelonia mydas) from state's first known nest have hatched. [...]
Ornate Box Turtle Breeding And Hibernation

Ornate Box Turtle Breeding And Hibernation

Bonus content from the February 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Ornate & Engaging." [...]

October 2010 Editor's Note

Articles are not always pet endorsements. [...]
Desert Tortoise: Most Unusual Insurance Claim

Desert Tortoise: Most Unusual Insurance Claim

A desert tortoise had the most unusual insurance claim in May at Veterinary Pet Insurance. [...]
Turtlekeeper Wins Suit Against Federal Wildlife Authorities

Turtlekeeper Wins Suit Against Federal Wildlife Authorities

A turtlekeeper was awarded damages in his suit against federal wildlife authorities. [...]
Tortoise Poachers Apprehended In Madagascar

Tortoise Poachers Apprehended In Madagascar

Radiated tortoise poachers were apprehended in Madagascar thanks to a tip from a local citizen. [...]
Pollution May Be Linked To Sea Turtle Disease

Pollution May Be Linked To Sea Turtle Disease

A new study links pollution to a tumor-forming disease in green sea turtles. [...]
Turtles Cause Delays At Kennedy International Airport

Turtles Cause Delays At Kennedy International Airport

The Diamondback Terrapins cross runway to get to breeding grounds [...]

Japanese National Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Live Turtles And Tortoises

Man and accomplice smuggled 55 live turtles and tortoises into the United States [...]
UK Scientist Teaches Tortoise To Yawn, Wins IG Nobel Award

UK Scientist Teaches Tortoise To Yawn, Wins IG Nobel Award

Chelonoidis carbonaria used in study on the spatial, visual and social cognition in tortoises [...]
Most Popular Pet Turtles

Most Popular Pet Turtles

Bonus content from the February 2010 REPTILES magazine article "Waste Not." [...]
Russian Tortoise Breeding

Russian Tortoise Breeding

Bonus content from the May 2010 REPTILES magazine article "From Russia with Love." [...]
Mojave Max

Mojave Max

Popular tortoise and educator, Mojave Max, passes at 65. [...]
Baby Turtle Ban Still Buoyant

Baby Turtle Ban Still Buoyant

New legislation for the domestic sale of baby turtles measuring 4 inches or less is dead in the water. [...]
Year Of The Frog

Year Of The Frog

Find out how you can participate in 2008’s Year of the Frog. [...]
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