- What's your spirit animal? Gisele Bundchen's is a sea turtle Updated: May-27-16 11:04 am
BOSTON - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says her spirit animal is a sea turtle, and she's throwing her celebrity behind a United Nations effort to save those and other creatures.
- Flipping Free: Sea turtle released on South Carolina coast Updated: May-27-16 7:45 am
ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina - A sea turtle named Norris will be able to enjoy the holiday weekend in its natural home.
- Gisele Bundchen to fight illegal animal trafficking Updated: May-25-16 6:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Gisele Bundchen is fighting for sea turtles.
- Man bitten by cobra charged with owning illegal animals Updated: May-25-16 3:59 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - An Orange County man who was bitten by a king cobra earlier this month has been charged by authorities with owning illegal animals.
- Alligator captured near Dallas school Updated: May-25-16 2:27 pm
DALLAS - A 7-foot-long alligator has been captured in a field near a Dallas school.
- Zoo Miami's 18-year-old Komodo dragon 'Khaos' dies Updated: May-25-16 5:30 am
MIAMI - Zoo Miami officials say an 18-year-old Komodo dragon named Khaos has died.
- Citizens' advisory board backs plan for rattlesnake island Updated: May-24-16 8:21 pm
BELCHERTOWN, Massachusetts - A citizens' advisory board that makes recommendations to Massachusetts officials has voted in favor of establishing a timber rattlesnake colony on an uninhabited island.
- Authorities in southwest Wisconsin stand down on huge snake Updated: May-23-16 7:24 pm
LANCASTER, Wisconsin - Authorities in Grant County of southwestern Wisconsin were on the lookout for a fugitive - a huge snake - but now they're standing down.
- Snake Rodeo: Not roundup but killing of snakes on lake Updated: May-23-16 4:46 am
LAKE PROVIDENCE, Louisiana - Participants in the annual East Carroll Snake Rodeo don't round up the snakes on Lake Providence: they go out in boats and shoot them.
- Alligator removed from YMCA swimming pool in Beaufort County Updated: May-21-16 1:43 pm
BEAUFORT, South Carolina - Beaufort firefighters removed a 3-foot-long alligator from a YMCA swimming pool.
- Texas pet store owner sues Delta Air Lines over dead lizards Updated: May-20-16 1:15 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - A West Texas pet store owner has sued Delta Air Lines over the 2014 deaths of 10 sungazer lizards being transported from South Africa.
- Haus the hero dog goes home after snake bite treatment Updated: May-20-16 1:11 am
TAMPA, Florida - Haus the hero dog has gone home.
- Volunteers help find Kemp's ridley nests on Texas coast Updated: May-19-16 6:03 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - People on turtle patrol have counted dozens of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests on Padre Island National Seashore in South Texas.
- Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible Updated: May-19-16 2:56 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Burmese python might have to step aside: It's possible the animal is no longer Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they more of the man-eating reptiles could still be out there, although no one can say for sure.
- Wife: Man bitten by snake at store was flower shopping Updated: May-19-16 12:10 pm
DENVER, North Carolina - The wife of a North Carolina man bitten by a poisonous snake at a home improvement store says her husband was shopping for flowers to surprise her when he was stricken.
- Sweet tooth: Florida alligator caught swiping watermelon Updated: May-17-16 7:07 pm
Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb.
- Girls outperform boys in test of tech-engineering literacy Updated: May-17-16 5:50 pm
Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may even be a little better, a study released Tuesday suggests.
- Sea turtle nesting underway along Southern Atlantic beaches Updated: May-16-16 2:59 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year neared or surpassed record numbers.
- Hero dog bitten saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake Updated: May-13-16 5:16 pm
TAMPA, Florida - When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down even when the snake bit him three times.
- Scientist: Dolphins, turtles suffering, we are next Updated: May-12-16 7:09 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Dolphins and sea turtles are sounding the alarm, but Moby Solangi wonders if we are listening.
- Officer familiarizes students with Indiana reptiles Updated: May-12-16 5:05 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - Ophidiophobia is one of Americans' most common fears.
- Gator foot proves to be unlucky charm for Florida driver Updated: May-11-16 10:51 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Hanging an alligator foot from a dashboard apparently is not a good luck charm.
- Couple gets 6 months in prison for smuggling sea turtle eggs Updated: May-09-16 10:10 pm
SAN DIEGO - A Southern California couple convicted of smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico has been sentenced to six months in prison.
- Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumb Updated: May-09-16 7:37 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Authorities say a Florida man was bitten by an alligator after he mistook it for dead.
- Thousands of sea turtles get sucked into Florida power plant Updated: May-08-16 5:58 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - More than one protected sea turtle a day, on average, has been sucked into a St. Lucie County nuclear power plant property in the nearly a decade it has taken for the federal government to approve pipe grate that could prevent the problem.