Turtles

Field Herp Forum
Jul 28, 2014

Hawaiian Herps

Field Herp Forum - Although the green sea turtles were the only native Hawaiian herp photographed, a number of other established species were seen and pictured during a member’s visit to Oahu. ...

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 28, 2014

Terrific Terrapin

TortoiseForum.org - Terry Kilgore shows off a beautiful terrapin hatchling and how much she has grown over the last year, with high hopes of being part of the “gold crown”...

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Jul 27, 2014

Box Turtles are Fussy and Gross

YouTube - Here’s an amusing video that takes a realistic look at what is involved in keeping a box turtle as a pet.  The commitment involved in caring for one...

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 25, 2014

Gold Crown Terrapin

TortoiseForum.org - Here are some great pictures from Terry Kilgore showing off the handsome male terrapin being called the Gold Crown.

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 23, 2014

Caught on Video

TortoiseForum.org - Here’s an awesome video of an albino red-ear slider laboring to lay her clutch of eggs.  The keeper had to be extra sneaky to catch the skittish girl...

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 22, 2014

Exciting Breeding Project

TortoiseForum.org - Here’s a cool video from theTurtleRoom showing a pair of Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle) doing their best to make more of these rare turtles.

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On the Web
Jul 21, 2014

New Study on Turtle Disease

On the Web - A new study casts doubt on long-held suspicions that persistent organic pollutants in the environment make green sea turtles more susceptible to the virus that causes large tumors...

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On the Web
Jul 20, 2014

Turtle Gratitude

On the Web - After being freed from a dangerous entanglement, a sea turtle seems to make a conscious decision to return and express thanks to its rescuer.  Enjoy this heartwarming video.

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Jul 19, 2014

Turtle Dogs

YouTube - Watch this cool story about a group of dogs playing a significant role in conservation efforts for the ornate box turtle.

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Facebook
Jul 19, 2014

Getting to Know Tank

Facebook - We’ve had many items about an incredible snapping turtle named Tank that is as much a part of his family as many dogs are.  Now you can get...

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On the Web
Jul 19, 2014

Fool Me Twice

On the Web - A neat little video news story about a young sea turtle named Voldemort that has been rescued twice in as many weeks for having been caught on a...

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Facebook
Jul 18, 2014

The Tiniest of Turtles

Facebook - Gerard Siatkowski’s teeny albino turtle hatchling will melt the hardest hearts.

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Ball-Pythons.net
Jul 18, 2014

Cute Snapper

Ball-Pythons.net - Check out this adorable, albino snapping turtle from Mike Fedzen.

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 17, 2014

Clever Terrapins

TortoiseForum.org - These young diamondback terrapins quickly figure out a new bridge joining a brackish tank to a fresh water tank.  See some nice pictures and a great video of...

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 15, 2014

Mr. Halloween

TortoiseForum.org - Check out the awesome colors and pattern on this handsome three-toed box turtle.

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Ball-Pythons.net
Jul 15, 2014

Albino Turtle Collection

Ball-Pythons.net - Mike Fedzen shows off a variety of the albino turtles in his impressive collection.

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 14, 2014

Hatchling Cuties

TortoiseForum.org - Gerard Saitkowski is excited to show off some of his latest turtle hatchlings, Emydura subglobosa (red-bellied short-necked turtles), including a gorgeous little albino.

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On the Web
Jul 13, 2014

Turtles on the Runway

On the Web - Scientists work hard to figure out why large groups of diamondback terrapins are drawn to one of the runways at Kennedy Airport in New York.

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

Sea Turtle Gets Wings

On the Web - A green sea turtle in Israel received a very specialized prosthetic using design elements from an F-22 jet fighter after losing both left flippers.

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TortoiseForum.org
Jul 11, 2014

Why did the Soft-Shell Cross the Road?

TortoiseForum.org - The world may never know, but we do get some great pictures of a beautiful Florida soft-shell turtle rescued from the road it was attempting to walk across.

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