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4 Great Pet Turtles

4 Great Pet Turtles

With constant, quality care and dedication, your turtle can easily live more than 30 years. [...]
Luxury Handbag Company Founder Sentenced to 18 Months For Smuggling Python/Caiman Skin Bags

Luxury Handbag Company Founder Sentenced to 18 Months For Smuggling Python/Caiman Skin Bags

The founder was found guilty of illegally importing handbags and other merchandise that were made from the skins of protected pythons and caimans, acc [...]
Largest Fossil Snake Ever Named After Lord Shiva’s Mythical Snake

Largest Fossil Snake Ever Named After Lord Shiva’s Mythical Snake

The snake fossil, Vasuki indicus gen. et sp. nov. is named after the Hindu mythical snake Vāsuki that was always found around the neck of Lord Shiva. [...]
Reintroduced Desert Tortoises Emerge From Their Burrows In Headstart Success

Reintroduced Desert Tortoises Emerge From Their Burrows In Headstart Success

“Mortality of juvenile desert tortoises is dramatic, often approaching 100% in areas where ravens are overpopulated due to humans providing them food [...]
Gecko Species Of the <em>Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus</em> Group Discovered

Gecko Species Of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus Group Discovered

The species name, Cyrtodactylus thalang comes from the ancient name of Phuket Island, with Thalang meaning "cape." [...]
USFWS Reopens Public Comment Period On Western Pond Turtle Protections

USFWS Reopens Public Comment Period On Western Pond Turtle Protections

The western pond turtle is native to California and much of the West Coast of the United States. [...]
Captive Care For Leopard Geckos

Captive Care For Leopard Geckos

Although they are often described as a beginner species, leopard geckos require specifically tailored care to keep them healthy and thriving. [...]
Asian Lungworm Found In Burmese Pythons Affecting Florida Native Snakes

Asian Lungworm Found In Burmese Pythons Affecting Florida Native Snakes

Florida native snakes infected with the snake lungworm include black racers, eastern coachwhips, pygmy rattlesnakes, and Eastern Indigo snakes, among [...]
Gargoyle Gecko Stolen From UK Reptile Shop, Owner Wants It Back

Gargoyle Gecko Stolen From UK Reptile Shop, Owner Wants It Back

The CCTV footage shows the woman walk into the store without anything but then leave with the enclosure the geckos was in. [...]
The Reptile Talks: 1st Symposium To Be Held May 17-19 In Anaheim

The Reptile Talks: 1st Symposium To Be Held May 17-19 In Anaheim

The Reptile Talks seeks to promote inclusion and provide content that benefits the entire hobby; not just one segment or another. [...]
Chytrid Fungus May Have Chink In Its Armor

Chytrid Fungus May Have Chink In Its Armor

The researchers are currently studying how the BdDV-1 virus works, how it infects the fungus and how it gets into the cells of the fungus [...]
Researchers Record Two Red-tailed Coral Snakes Competing For Same Caecilian

Researchers Record Two Red-tailed Coral Snakes Competing For Same Caecilian

The predation event took place on a dirt road in Western Colombia's Valle del Cauca Department, a rainforest habitat in which both species are known t [...]
Ancient Frog Species Named After Kermit the Frog

Ancient Frog Species Named After Kermit the Frog

“Because this animal is a distant relative of today’s amphibians, and Kermit is a modern-day amphibian icon, it was the perfect name for it.” [...]
Two-headed Western Rat Snake Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries

Two-headed Western Rat Snake Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries

Tiger-lily underwent a successful surgery March 11. She won't be on display for the month until she fully recovers [...]
Why Dart Frog Poison Can Kill You So Quickly

Why Dart Frog Poison Can Kill You So Quickly

According to the researchers, the poison instantly cramps the body's muscles, makes the heart beat erratically and ultimately causes cardiac arrest. [...]
Extinct Big-headed Turtle Species Named After Stephen King Character Maturin

Extinct Big-headed Turtle Species Named After Stephen King Character Maturin

The remains of the fossil, which consisted part of its lower jaw, were found by gold miners at the “Taquaras” quarry in Porto Velho, Brazil. [...]
New Mud Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

New Mud Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

The researchers recommend the snake be called the Dak Krong mud snake, with the Vietnamese name is recommended to be “Rắn bồng đắk krông." [...]
USARK ALERT: Louisiana

USARK ALERT: Louisiana

 After hearing the concerns from herpetoculturists, the Commissioners voted to table the proposal (meaning it did not pass and will be heard at a late [...]
Ringed Caecilian Mothers Feed Their Offspring Milk

Ringed Caecilian Mothers Feed Their Offspring Milk

The hatchlings congregated around the tail of the mother. And it was at the tail that a milky secretion was discharged and vigorously eaten by the off [...]
Dwarf Gecko of the Genus Pseudogonatodes Discovered in South America

Dwarf Gecko of the Genus Pseudogonatodes Discovered in South America

The gecko lives in montane semideciduous forests in two localities in the Venezuelan Andes [...]
New Odorous Frog Species Discovered in China

New Odorous Frog Species Discovered in China

The proposed English name of the frog is the Leishan Odorous frog Odorrana leishanensis sp. nov [...]
Zilla QuickBuild Bioactive Terrarium Build

Zilla QuickBuild Bioactive Terrarium Build

The latest offering from Zilla are the QuickBuild kits, which can be assembled in about 10 to 15 minutes. [...]
Oldest Fossil Reptile From Permian Period Is a Forgery, Researchers Say

Oldest Fossil Reptile From Permian Period Is a Forgery, Researchers Say

The “oldest” fossil reptile discovered in the Italian Alps from the early Permian age has been deemed a forgery by researchers, according to a paper p [...]
16-Foot Long Ancient Chinese Dragon Discovered In China

16-Foot Long Ancient Chinese Dragon Discovered In China

The reptile was originally identified in 2003, but the more complete fossil has given scientists a better understanding of what it looked like 240 mil [...]
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