- Longtime state parks employee named manager at Turtle River Updated: Nov-26-15 9:17 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A longtime North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department employee is the new manager at Turtle River State Park.
- Baby loggerhead sea turtle moves into National Aquarium Updated: Nov-25-15 11:02 am
BALTIMORE - The National Aquarium's newest resident fits in the palm of your hand.
- Maine scientists on lookout for snake fungus Updated: Nov-21-15 12:53 pm
BANGOR, Maine - A fungus that's threatening some snake population in the eastern United States has not yet been seen in Maine.
- Scientists: Fungus causes snake ailment, but reason elusive Updated: Nov-21-15 11:04 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A fungus has been identified as the cause of a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States, threatening some isolated snake populations such as the timber rattlesnakes found in western Vermont.
- How the Omaha zoo gets its animals Updated: Nov-21-15 11:02 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - When the zoo wants to buy an animal, like its three recently acquired giraffes, it uses a sort of animal matchmaker.
- 'Gator Squad' nab massive alligator on Richmond golf course Updated: Nov-19-15 8:04 am
RICHMOND, Texas - A massive alligator hanging out on a Richmond golf course has been caught by two local wranglers.
- Woman charged after officials seize 4 snakes from home Updated: Nov-19-15 4:48 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Officials say a Maine woman is facing charges after four snakes, including an albino Burmese python, were seized from her home and euthanized.
- Man cited for escape of cobra Updated: Nov-19-15 3:01 am
BUCKINGHAM, Florida - Wildlife officials have cited the owner of a 5-foot-long cobra that escaped from its home in southwest Florida.
- US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw Updated: Nov-18-15 1:16 pm
HAVANA - The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.
- US judge sends Mojave Desert wind farm project back to start Updated: Nov-08-15 4:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - A federal judge in Nevada has sent plans for a big wind farm in the Mojave Desert back to the drawing board, citing incomplete research about the dangers it posed to sensitive and threatened species.
- $5M fence project to protect panthers on Alligator Alley Updated: Nov-08-15 12:20 pm
NAPLES, Florida - State officials are spending more than $5 million on a fencing project designed to keep panthers and other large animals off Alligator Alley.
- Tiny sea turtle used to spread message about beach litter Updated: Nov-08-15 11:26 am
TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia - Ike Jr., a tiny loggerhead sea turtle that's just 6 weeks old, is the newest addition to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, the facility announced recently.
- Parkland to show secrets of lost Tequesta Updated: Nov-08-15 1:42 am
PARKLAND, Florida - In 1959, Bruce Blount was digging a canal along the Everglades' edge on land he'd inherited from his father when his equipment - legend isn't clear whether it was a bulldozer or dredging machine - sounded a loud "whack."
- Houston family searches for missing 80-pound pet tortoise Updated: Nov-05-15 6:08 pm
HOUSTON, Texas - A northwest Houston family is looking for its missing 80-pound tortoise.
- Endangered sea turtles sue over Broward beach practices Updated: Nov-05-15 3:02 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The plaintiffs are Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle and Leatherback Sea Turtle, and they're suing over what a lawyer calls disruptive beach practices in Broward County.
- Thousands of crocodiles go hungry at Honduras farm Updated: Nov-04-15 4:28 pm
SAN MANUEL CORTES, Honduras - A U.S. investigation into alleged money laundering for drug traffickers by one of Honduras' most powerful families has resulted in some unusual victims: thousands of hungry crocodiles.
- Snakes found frozen roadside in northern Wisconsin Updated: Nov-03-15 10:44 am
MERRILL, Wisconsin - Sheriff's deputies in northern Wisconsin are investigating a reptile mistreatment case.
- Virginia aquarium acquires 2 rare crocodiles Updated: Nov-03-15 7:47 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says it has acquired two rare crocodiles that were born and raised on a crocodile farm in Malaysia.
- Aquarium: dead 800-pound sea turtle entangled in marine gear Updated: Nov-01-15 3:40 pm
QUINCY, Mass - Marine biologists conducting a necropsy on an 800 pound sea turtle say the endangered creature had injuries consistent with entanglement in marine gear.
- Komodo dragon takes up residence at Albuquerque BioPark zoo Updated: Oct-31-15 1:19 pm
ALBUQERUQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque BioPark zoo's female Komodo dragon has a male counterpart in a program promoting breeding among the shrinking population.
- Turkey Point's canals may be too hot and salty for crocs Updated: Oct-30-15 6:34 am
MIAMI - Wildlife officials say the hotter and saltier cooling canals around Turkey Point nuclear power plant are becoming increasingly inhospitable to nesting crocodiles.
- Australian coroner warns boats aren't safe from crocodiles Updated: Oct-30-15 5:29 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The extraordinary death of a fisherman snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile prompted a coroner on Friday to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.
- Baby alligator stolen from Florida wildlife center Updated: Oct-29-15 3:50 pm
JUPITER, Florida - Officials at a wildlife center in Jupiter say someone has stolen one of their baby alligators.
- Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs Updated: Oct-28-15 2:03 pm
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - A coastal Georgia man caught stealing 84 sea turtle eggs while he was on probation for an earlier conviction of the same crime was sentenced Wednesday to return to federal prison - for roughly one week for each egg he took.