Tag: Turtles

Chinese National Gets 38 Month In Prison For Financing Turtle Smuggling Ring

Chinese National Gets 38 Month In Prison For Financing Turtle Smuggling Ring

Kang Juntao, 25 and a resident of Hangzhou City, China pleaded guilty to financing a smuggling ring that smuggled about 1,500 protected turtles out of [...]
Houston Zoo Hatches Four Painted Terrapins

Houston Zoo Hatches Four Painted Terrapins

The Houston Zoo announced last week that it has successfully hatched four painted terrapin turtles (Batagur borneoensis), the first time the zoo has h [...]
Scientist Hatches Turtles From Eggs Of Road-killed Mama Turtle

Scientist Hatches Turtles From Eggs Of Road-killed Mama Turtle

A scientist in Ann Arbor, MI was driving home in early June 2021, and pulled over to help a turtle cross the road when upon going to retrieve the rept [...]
Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Working With The Rare Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

The Japanese government thought so highly of the unique and beautiful Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica) that the turtle was design [...]
New Limits In Effect On Native Herp Possession In South Carolina

New Limits In Effect On Native Herp Possession In South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has announced new limits on the possession, collection and transfer of the state's native reptiles and amphibians. The la [...]
Once Functionally Extinct Burmese Roofed Turtle Now Number More Than 1,000

Once Functionally Extinct Burmese Roofed Turtle Now Number More Than 1,000

The Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata), a river turtle native to Burma, now known as Myanmar and other rivers in Asia was thought to be extinc [...]
Florida FWC Traps 100-Pound Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle

Florida FWC Traps 100-Pound Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle

Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute were checking traps last week that were set for the Suwannee alligator snapping turtle [...]
Florida Residents Should Be On The Lookout For Nesting Turtles And Turtle Nests

Florida Residents Should Be On The Lookout For Nesting Turtles And Turtle Nests

If you live in the state of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants you to know that it is turtle nesting season. The FWC [...]
Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens [...]
How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

Whether you’re a first-time reptile owner or an experienced keeper, one pet that can cause a lot of trouble is hognose snakes. These adorable snak [...]
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