- Alligator snapping turtle study: is it endangered? Updated: Jul-01-15 3:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says federal protection may be needed for alligator snapping turtles: hard-biting, spike-shelled reptiles that can reach 200 pounds.
- Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards Updated: Jul-01-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.
- Man admits he conspired to traffic threatened turtle species Updated: Jun-30-15 2:57 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A New Jersey man has admitted he kept turtles considered threatened under state law at his home and shipped them to buyers by tying the animals live in tube socks and packing them in boxes.
- Park bans swimming after father, son bitten by alligator Updated: Jun-30-15 3:16 am
WALLISVILLE, Texas - Officials at a park near Houston say swimming will not be allowed after a 13-year-old boy and his father were attacked by an alligator at a lake.
- Boy, father attacked by alligator at lake outside Houston Updated: Jun-29-15 9:50 am
WALLISVILLE, Texas - A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston.
- Man faces sentencing or possessing turtles, birds Updated: Jun-29-15 3:05 am
ATTICA, New York - A western New York man faces sentencing for illegally possessing more than 100 turtles, a screech owl and several other birds.
- New England Aquarium to open new sea turtle hospital exhibit Updated: Jun-27-15 1:59 pm
BOSTON - The New England Aquarium is opening a new exhibit next week that highlights how it takes care of injured sea turtles.
- Owner surfaces to claim wandering Oregon lizard Updated: Jun-26-15 9:02 pm
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - An Oregon Humane Society spokeswoman says the owner of a friendly bearded dragon found sunning in a suburban Portland public golf course parking lot has turned up.
- Rescuers guided 2 around rattlesnake in mine near Lake Mead Updated: Jun-26-15 7:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - A National Park Service official says rescuers guided two cousins around a rattlesnake and out of a mine shaft near Lake Mead after they reported they feared they would be bitten.
- 1 of 7 stolen pythons returned to Ohio pet rescue Updated: Jun-25-15 4:58 am
AKRON, Ohio - One of seven rare pythons stolen from an Ohio pet rescue is back at the shop.
- Ohio puts more tigers, bears, exotic snakes under lockdown Updated: Jun-23-15 8:44 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio is again cracking down on exotic animals, telling owners who don't yet have permits for their tigers, snakes and other wild creatures to put them under quarantine until the state can decide whether they should be removed.
- Missing pet tortoise found couple miles away in Pennsylvania Updated: Jun-23-15 10:55 am
BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania - A pet tortoise that was either stolen or escaped from its backyard pen in central Pennsylvania has been found.
- Student finds rare fossil on expedition with UA Updated: Jun-23-15 8:28 am
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Middle school student Aiden Taylor was excited to start his summer at a dusty camp in the heat of rural Greene County hunting for dinosaur bones.
- Smithsonian institute studies loggerhead shrike's decline Updated: Jun-22-15 10:59 am
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia - Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are studying the loggerhead shrike to determine why the songbird's population is declining.
- Endangered turtles halt excavation in New Hampshire Updated: Jun-22-15 4:41 am
MILFORD, New Hampshire - Officials say a town-owned property excavation in southern New Hampshire has stopped after concerned citizens reported seeing endangered turtles nesting on the property.
- Rattlesnake reports in Missoula area increase Updated: Jun-21-15 2:13 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has received several reports of rattlesnakes in the Missoula area.
- State asks Keys residents for help collecting reptile data Updated: Jun-21-15 3:23 am
KEY WEST, Florida - Wildlife officials are asking residents and visitors in the Florida Keys to report their sightings of native reptiles and amphibians.
- Speed the 150-year-old tortoise dies at San Diego Zoo Updated: Jun-20-15 6:02 pm
SAN DIEGO - One of San Diego's oldest residents has died.
- Global raids lead to 600 seizures of wildlife contraband Updated: Jun-18-15 8:55 am
BANGKOK - A series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband - from several tons of ivory and rhino horns to whale ribs and sea horses, authorities said Thursday.
- Native American convicted for possessing turtles, birds Updated: Jun-18-15 3:09 am
ATTICA, New York - A Native American man has been found guilty of 190 counts of violating New York environmental law for possessing more than 100 turtles and several birds, including a red-tailed hawk and a screech owl.
- US returns 7 smuggled snakes to Brazilian government Updated: Jun-17-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it's returned to Brazil seven boa constrictors seized in a case of wildlife smuggling.
- Alligator with arrow in side euthanized after capture Updated: Jun-17-15 12:29 pm
SUNRISE, Florida - An alligator found in a South Florida neighborhood with an arrow in its side has been euthanized.
- Huge sea turtle on slow road to recovery after injuries Updated: Jun-17-15 3:07 am
SANIBEL ISLAND, Florida - A wildlife rehabilitation clinic is draining its bank account to care for an injured, 132-pound loggerhead sea turtle that was gashed by a boat propeller.
- Thieves break into Ohio pet rescue, swipe 7 rare pythons Updated: Jun-16-15 6:29 am
AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend.
- Kentucky Reptile Zoo adds rare snake to collection Updated: Jun-15-15 6:38 am
SLADE, Kentucky - The Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Powell County has added a rare snake to its collection.