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Florida FWC Seeks Input On Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines

Florida FWC Seeks Input On Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines

The gopher tortoise is a federally endangered species that is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. [...]
5 Facts About the Burmese Python

5 Facts About the Burmese Python

The python is known as the gentle giant in the reptile hobby for its reportedly calmer demeanor than that of the other large constricting snakes. [...]
Keeping and Breeding Red-eyed Treefrogs

Keeping and Breeding Red-eyed Treefrogs

Red-eyed treefrogs are fairly easy to house – lucky you! These animals do not get exceptionally large but do require a bit of room as adults. [...]
Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Scientists have confirmed at least two cases of adult Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) snakes eating young Burmese pythons. [...]
Nearly 2,000 Northern Leopard Frog Tadpoles Released In British Columbia

Nearly 2,000 Northern Leopard Frog Tadpoles Released In British Columbia

The northern leopard frog in Canada has suffered declines in its populations since the 1970s and 1980s due to such factors as pesticide use and the dr [...]
Rescued Savannah Monitor Finds Home At Zoo Atlanta

Rescued Savannah Monitor Finds Home At Zoo Atlanta

Savannah monitors are also known as Bosc's monitors and are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are a ground-dwelling species. [...]
1st in 75 Years, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Hatch On Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands

1st in 75 Years, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Hatch On Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings have been seen on Lousiana’s Chandeleur Islands, marking the first time in 75 years the reptile has been observed [...]
A Trip To The 2022 Pomona Reptile Super Show

A Trip To The 2022 Pomona Reptile Super Show

All in all a great show with plenty of herps and accessories. [...]
Rattlesnake Researcher William Martin Dies After Timber Rattlesnake Bite

Rattlesnake Researcher William Martin Dies After Timber Rattlesnake Bite

Martin, a rattlesnake researcher who, at the age of 13, documented the first instance of timber rattlesnakes in the Bull Run Mountains. [...]
Missing Chuckwalla In England Found Six Weeks Later

Missing Chuckwalla In England Found Six Weeks Later

A lizard in England described as a chuckwalla that the keeper says was lost six weeks ago was found at a car park near an airport in Guernsey. [...]
Poison Dart Frogs And Toxicity

Poison Dart Frogs And Toxicity

Despite their name, poison dart frogs are known to be non-toxic when kept as pets, as they are all largely captive-bred. [...]
Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

In addition to Santiago, the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is found on Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Baltra, and S [...]
Leucistic Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling Found In Cape Hatteras

Leucistic Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling Found In Cape Hatteras

The turtle has some pigmentation and its eyes are brown, rather than the red that is seen in albino animals. [...]
Reintroducing Texas Horned Lizards Into The Wild

Reintroducing Texas Horned Lizards Into The Wild

Once abundant in much of the Southwest, the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) has disappeared from much of its range in Texas. [...]
How Did My Reptile Get Its Scientific Name?

How Did My Reptile Get Its Scientific Name?

Scientific names are the easiest names to use but the hardest to learn. [...]
Sulcata Tortoise Stops Train Service In England

Sulcata Tortoise Stops Train Service In England

The tortoise was found to have been clipped by a train, which caused damage to its shell but he is ok. [...]
Expert Tips for Happy and Healthy Aquatic Turtles

Expert Tips for Happy and Healthy Aquatic Turtles

“Do the right thing for your animal and your earth. Research, prepare and practice responsible stewardship by keeping captive-bred turtles.” [...]
Bullsnake Eats Golf Balls, Gets Stuck In Chicken Coop

Bullsnake Eats Golf Balls, Gets Stuck In Chicken Coop

The hapless snake had to be helped by two folks from the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center. [...]
Salmonella Sickens 15 People in 11 States Due to Undersized Turtle Purchases, CDC Says

Salmonella Sickens 15 People in 11 States Due to Undersized Turtle Purchases, CDC Says

Those considering the purchase of a turtle should do so from a reputable pet store or turtle breeder and not from street or swap meet vendors or othe [...]
200 Arizona Desert Tortoises Need Homes

200 Arizona Desert Tortoises Need Homes

Most of the Sonoran desert tortoises were seized by folks who were illegally breeding them. [...]
3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

The new species are from black-bellied salamanders Desmognathus quadramaculatus that were once thought to be a single species. [...]
Conservancy of Southwest Florida Celebrates 40 Years Of Sea Turtle Research

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Celebrates 40 Years Of Sea Turtle Research

The conservancy has documented around 8,200 nests in 40 years and has assisted more than 380,000 sea turtle hatchlings to get to their ocean homes. [...]
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