Reptile News

On the Web
Mar 1, 2015

Deadly Fungus Reaches Madagascar

On the Web - The chytridiomycosis pandemic responsible for decimating amphibian populations around the world has now been found in the bio-rich lands of Madagascar.

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On the Web
Mar 1, 2015

Wildlife Smugglers Caught

On the Web - Four men were caught trying to smuggle more than 150 animals out of Australia, crammed into hollowed-out books, cigarette packets, and various luggage bits.  Some of the poor...

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On the Web
Feb 28, 2015

Tortoise Abuse Means Jail Time

On the Web - A man was arrested and may get up to six months jail time for standing on the back of an ancient Galapagos tortoise.  He was caught after uploading...

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On the Web
Feb 28, 2015

Clues on Climate Change

On the Web - Scientists are studying fossil remains of turtles from the days when Wyoming was a tropical paradise, hoping to find clues about our modern shifts in climate patterns.

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On the Web
Feb 27, 2015

Lizard Venom and Drugs

On the Web - This is an interesting article discussing new developments and understanding of venom used in different lizard species and how it may apply to modern medicine.

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On the Web
Feb 27, 2015

Tiny Predators in a Healthy Ecosystem

On the Web - Scientists are discovering that even the smallest of predators, like dragonflies and other insects, may be critical to the overall health of an ecosystem and the amphibians that...

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On the Web
Feb 25, 2015

Live on Reddit–Brian Barczyk, AMA

On the Web - RIGHT NOW, Brian Barczyk is live on Reddit with an “Ask Me Anything” event.  Learn more about his ambitious plans to bring genuine, entertaining wildlife filming back into...

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On the Web
Feb 22, 2015

Snakes on a Farm

On the Web - Here’s a local article about Jim Harrison and the Kentucky Reptile Zoo.  A note from Jim Harrison about this article: “Some of the information is wrong like the...

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On the Web
Feb 22, 2015

Size Matters

On the Web - Read about an interesting study that suggests size differences in sexually dimorphic amphibians lowers the risk of extinction during adverse climate changes.

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On the Web
Feb 21, 2015

Convicted of Attempted Murder

On the Web - Remember the story from three years ago about Mark Haas being shot and robbed while making a large transaction for snakes in a public parking lot?  The man...

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On the Web
Feb 21, 2015

Lucky Little Turtles

On the Web - Twenty-two baby diamondback terrapin turtles seized by US Fish & Wildlife were among a larger group likely bound for China and the soup market.  These lucky babies are...

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On the Web
Feb 19, 2015

Good News for Green Turtles

On the Web - Two major foraging grounds for the vulnerable green sea turtle have been identified in the Mediterranean and are being recommended as Marine Protected Areas to help preserve the...

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On the Web
Feb 15, 2015

Awesome Sea Rescue

On the Web - A world champion kite surfer rode into dangerous waters to rescue a sea turtle tangled in plastic.  Read his story and check out the remarkable pictures!

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On the Web
Feb 15, 2015

New Frog Species

On the Web - Check out this bright yellow cutie that was discovered in the Andes Mountains of central Peru.

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Facebook
Feb 14, 2015

Special SBTV Sneak Peek

Facebook - Brian Barczyk, of SnakeBytesTV, gives us a special peek at an amazing up-and-coming project.

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On the Web
Feb 14, 2015

Venom Mystery Solved

On the Web - Scientists have unlocked the unusual mechanics behind the venom of the redtail coral snake (Micrurus mipartitus).

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On the Web
Feb 8, 2015

World’s Oldest Animal?

On the Web - Here’s a cool news story about an Aldabra tortoise living on the island of St Helena that is believed to be 183 years old, and quite possibly the...

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