Reptile News

On the Web
Apr 26, 2015

Talking Turtles

On the Web - This is an amazing article about conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, working with indigenous communities to preserve critically endangered river turtles.  During these conservation efforts, scientists made...

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On the Web
Apr 26, 2015

Hope for Cuban Crocs…From Sweden

On the Web - How can the country of Sweden help Cuba in their efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile?  Read this interesting article to find out.

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Facebook
Apr 25, 2015

USARK Lawsuit Update

Facebook - Here’s an update on the current status of the lawsuit against Fish & Wildlife Services filed by the United States Association of Reptile Keepers.

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On the Web
Apr 25, 2015

New Frog Species

On the Web - Here’s a cool news video featuring a new species of glass frog recently discovered in Costa Rica.  There’s something oddly familiar about that face!

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On the Web
Apr 25, 2015

Here We Go Again

On the Web - The state of Florida is planning a second “Python Challenge” in 2016, opening the Everglades to groups of competing hunters in search of the most and the biggest...

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Arachnoboards
Apr 24, 2015

New Tarantula Genus

Arachnoboards - See photos and habitat shots of a tarantula in Peru that is being described as a new genus including three possible species.

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On the Web
Apr 19, 2015

Patient Pet Walker

On the Web - Here’s a cool little story with some neat pictures featuring a Japanese man taking his large, gorgeous sulcata tortoise for walks in the city.

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On the Web
Apr 19, 2015

Encouraging Conservation Step

On the Web - A species of turtle once thought to be extinct gets a new shot at repopulation when a group of 60 captive raised Mayanmar roofed turtles were released into...

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On the Web
Apr 19, 2015

Trying to Save Sea Turtles

On the Web - An ocean conservation group, Oceana, is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to limit the number of sea turtles allowed to be caught in shrimpers’ nets.

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On the Web
Apr 18, 2015

Toddler Turtle Activity

On the Web - A very cool scientific study follows a group of young green sea turtles and discovers they are far more adventurous than first thought.

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On the Web
Apr 18, 2015

Pollution Causes Turtle Trouble

On the Web - Scientists connect the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) leaking into the environment with the interference of gender development in water turtles.

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2015

Brontosaurus is Back!

On the Web - A long-time favorite of dinosaur enthusiasts, the Brontosaurus, was considered to be a mistaken classification since the early 1900s.  New studies reveal that the Thunder Lizard is, in...

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2015

New Lizards

On the Web - Three new species of dwarf dragon lizards have been found in the Andean cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru.

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2015

Saving Pinocchio

On the Web - An interesting article about scientists working hard to save this endangered long-nosed lizard once thought to be extinct.

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2015

Fighting Amphibian Fungus

On the Web - This article takes a look at the many challenges scientists face as they search for ways to battle the devastating fungal disease known as Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2015

Don’t Throw Baby Torts into the Sea

On the Web - As incredible as it may seem, residents of Florida are being reminded to not try and put baby gopher tortoises into the ocean.  Apparently the little cuties are...

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Facebook
Apr 11, 2015

IHS Winner Announcement

Facebook - The International Herpetological Symposium taking place in San Antonio, Texas is pleased to announce the winners of their Junior Herper essay competition.  From the IHS Facebook page: The...

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On the Web
Apr 11, 2015

More Tuatara News

On the Web - Scientists in New Zealand are very excited to have found evidence of baby tuataras hatching out in the wild for what may be the first time in hundreds...

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On the Web
Apr 11, 2015

Venom, Poison, or Toxin?

On the Web - Always a favorite topic for reptile enthusiasts, here’s an article that breaks down the differences and similarities of these commonly confused terms.

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