Reptile News

On the Web
Sep 1, 2014

First for Canada

On the Web - Canada’s first ever captive bred Burmese star tortoise hatched out at the Toronto Zoo.  What a cutie!

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On the Web
Sep 1, 2014

Crocs in the Sea

On the Web - Here’s an interesting article about the evolution and extinction of crocodilian species living in the world’s oceans.

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On the Web
Sep 1, 2014

Pacman Hunting Prowess

On the Web - An interesting article about the mechanics behind the ability of South American horned frogs to capture large prey.

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On the Web
Sep 1, 2014

Unexpected Consequences

On the Web - An invasive grass reduces American toad populations because the grass is an ideal habitat for wolf spiders, causing them to increase in number and prey more heavily on...

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On the Web
Aug 31, 2014

Army Protection

On the Web - Nesting Olive Ridley sea turtles are being protected by the Nicaraguan army to prevent egg poaching.

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On the Web
Aug 30, 2014

Celebrate Mountain Chicken Day

On the Web - Not poultry, but a rare frog from Dominica, is being celebrated by the Mid Anglia Herpetological & Invertebrate Club by raffling off an original, beautiful frog painting.  Tickets...

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On the Web
Aug 30, 2014

An Arizona Wildlife Crisis

On the Web - Captive desert tortoises are being surrendered in record numbers, overwhelming beleaguered Arizona rescue centers.  In addition to captive tortoises that can’t be released into the wild, people are...

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Facebook
Aug 28, 2014

Turtles in Trouble

Facebook - USARK shares an important article about the growing trade of endangered turtles as food in China and other countries.

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On the Web
Aug 25, 2014

Giant Sea Turtle Invades Sydney

On the Web - A huge, inflatable sea turtle named Alphie floats into Sydney Harbor as part of the festivities launching a new undersea art exhibition at the Sydney Aquarium.

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On the Web
Aug 25, 2014

Egg Thief Caught

On the Web - A man in Florida was caught and arrested with nearly three hundred sea turtle eggs stolen from their beach nests.

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On the Web
Aug 24, 2014

Anaconda Miracle Birth

On the Web - At the West Midland Safari Park in the UK, a green anaconda has given birth to three live and five stillborn babies through parthenogenesis (virgin birth).

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On the Web
Aug 24, 2014

Tail Regeneration—How To

On the Web - Researchers have discovered the genetic components that allow certain lizard species to regenerate lost tails.  Such information could lead to significant developments in human healthcare.

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Facebook
Aug 22, 2014

Twin Passing

Facebook - A cute two-headed Texas river cooter hatched at the San Antonio zoo, named Thelma and Louise, passed away earlier this summer at only thirteen months old.

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On the Web
Aug 22, 2014

Escape from a Crocodile

On the Web - A dramatic video showing crowds on a bridge above trying to distract a huge crocodile as it chases after a young man swimming for his life.

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On the Web
Aug 21, 2014

Giant Debut

On the Web - A beautiful pair of mature Aldabra tortoises are making their debut in a new exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.

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On the Web
Aug 18, 2014

Pine Snakes and Roads

On the Web - Doctoral students did a study on roadside ecology, including how the roads impact the habitat and lives of northern pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus).

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On the Web
Aug 18, 2014

Struggling but Surviving

On the Web - An interesting article about how rare frogs are surviving through difficult drought conditions in California.

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On the Web
Aug 17, 2014

Deadly Beauty

On the Web - Meet the beautiful and amazing boomslang snake.  Once thought completely harmless to humans, it was discovered in the late 1950’s to have one of the deadliest venoms in...

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On the Web
Aug 17, 2014

Hung like a Turtle?

On the Web - Here’s a fascinating and eye-opening look at the anatomy of the male sex organ in Chelonian species (turtles and tortoises).  It’s far more impressive than one would expect...

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