Reptile News

On the Web
Sep 21, 2014

Two-Headed Tort

On the Web - Here’s a brief article, with video, about a two-headed tortoise that hatched out recently in Denmark.

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On the Web
Sep 20, 2014

Smuggling Threatens Lizard

On the Web - An article that takes a look at the impact international smuggling has on the little-known Lanthanotus borneensis or the earless monitor lizard.

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On the Web
Sep 20, 2014

Adapt or Die

On the Web - A study shows that some tropical reptiles are likely to adapt very quickly to climate changes, rather than go extinct as is widely expected.

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On the Web
Sep 14, 2014

For Love of Lizard

On the Web - This is a heartwarming story of an autistic boy whose life was dramatically affected by the gift of a pet gecko.

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On the Web
Sep 14, 2014

Conservation Canines

On the Web - A specially trained scent dog is used to sniff out endangered salamanders in New Mexico in order to safely relocate them away from upcoming road construction.

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On the Web
Sep 14, 2014

More Turtle Violence

On the Web - More controversy erupts in social media after a group of people post a video of themselves involved in a sickening display of cruelty, sawing off the head of...

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On the Web
Sep 13, 2014

Almost 200 Years Old?

On the Web - Given his documented history, this old Aldabra tortoise named Jonathan is at least 180 years old, and perhaps much older.  Read his story and see lots of pictures...

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On the Web
Sep 13, 2014

Space Sex Geckos Died

On the Web - Russian scientists sent a group of geckos into orbit to study the effects of weightlessness on reproduction and development.  Unfortunately, most likely due to equipment malfunction, all the...

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On the Web
Sep 11, 2014

Croc University Goes to Canada

On the Web - A local Toronto news show gets an inside peek at Shawn Heflick and Croc University.  Don’t miss your chance to see these guys live and in person at...

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On the Web
Sep 7, 2014

Meet Jim Harrison – Professional Snake Milker

On the Web - Here’s a great article about Jim Harrison and his wife, Kristen Wiley, and their work extracting venom from one of the world’s largest collection of hot snakes at...

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On the Web
Sep 7, 2014

Never Too Old

On the Web - Enjoy this video news story about a 100 year old Galapagos tortoise that is moving from San Diego to Toledo.

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On the Web
Sep 7, 2014

Reptile Apartement: Gila Monster Killed

On the Web - This is a very interesting article about how community outrage can bring abusive criminals to justice, from two teenagers torturing and killing a tortoise to this man who...

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On the Web
Sep 6, 2014

Vivid New Frog

On the Web - Read about the discovery of a new species of frog in Malaysia and how it was first confused with and then distinguished from a similar frog in Sumatra.

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On the Web
Sep 6, 2014

Flexible Nature

On the Web - A very interesting article about scientists documenting the fact that certain frog species adjust the speed of their life cycle based on whether or not they are under...

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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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