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4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

From beginning pet owners to experienced reptile keepers, geckos make great companions. [...]
Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

The lizard, which is known to occupy several islands off Florida's Nature Coast, was first petitioned for protections in 2012. [...]
13-Foot King Cobra Caught And Released In India

13-Foot King Cobra Caught And Released In India

The king cobra is not a member of the Naja genus, which all other cobras are, but rather has its own genus, Ophiophagus, Greek for “snake eating.” [...]
New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

Philoria knowlesi is known to breed in the spring and early summer, using bogs, banks of headwater streams and seepages as breeding grounds. [...]
Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

"Leaving Floridians’ livelihoods, businesses, hobbies and pets open to wide interpretation. . . is scary to all permit holders, especially those of us [...]
Rattlesnake Handler at Texas Rattlesnake Roundup Dies of Snake Bite

Rattlesnake Handler at Texas Rattlesnake Roundup Dies of Snake Bite

This particular festival was showcasing about 18 live rattlesnakes and had about 100 lbs of snake meat to cook for festival goers, according to news r [...]
21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

Climate change is described as a looming threat to reptiles, as the changes reduce thermally viable windows for foraging, among other things. [...]
26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

Eastern indigo snakes are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. [...]
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. [...]
Striped Mud Turtle Care And Breeding

Striped Mud Turtle Care And Breeding

The striped mud turtle is a small aquatic turtle that generally does not reach more than four inches (10cm) in straight carapace length (SCL). [...]
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. [...]
Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Tourists on the Exhuma Islands in the Bahamas are causing Bahamian rock iguanas (Cyclura sp.) to suffer from unusually high bold sugar due to the feed [...]
Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Van Nostrand, 55, was also ordered to immediately pay a fine of $100,000. That money will be paid directly to the Lacey Act Reward Fund. [...]
Ball Python Found On Walmart Shelf In Indiana Adopted

Ball Python Found On Walmart Shelf In Indiana Adopted

The seemingly healthy snake was found at the store April 19 and brought to the City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control. [...]
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." [...]
California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

The Temblor legless lizard is 4 to 7 inches in length from snout to vent with smooth shiny scales and a blunt tail. [...]
May June 2022

May June 2022

The May June 2022 issue of REPTILES includes an interview with Norman Greenhawk, Care for the black-headed python, the 3 Chameleons, Herping Tioman Is [...]
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 . [...]
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 [...]
Vietnamese Rat Snake Found In California Man’s Couch

Vietnamese Rat Snake Found In California Man’s Couch

Vietnamese blue beauty rat snakes are of the family Colubridae and are a semi-arboreal species native to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. [...]
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. [...]
Dixie Valley Toad Emergency Listed As Endangered By USFWS

Dixie Valley Toad Emergency Listed As Endangered By USFWS

The toad is the smallest toad within the western toad species complex. [...]
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