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As climate change progresses, it threatens to push species out of their current habitats and into unfamiliar territories.
Several turtle and tortoise species that are on the verge of extinction are getting a second chance for survival with the help of the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is committing all of its resources and expertise to take direct responsibility to save the planet’s most endangered Testudines.
The mating habits of marine turtle may help to protect them against the effects of climate change, according to new research led by the University of Exeter.
According to campaigners, millions of Southeast Asian box turtles are being wiped out from parts of Indonesia, where they are butchered for their meat or sent to pet shops in the US and Europe.
By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilo t NORFOLK One is furry. Two are leathery. Three have shells. And four are scaly. Yet they're all babies. There's a baby boomlet at the Virginia Zoo. Ten baby animals were born in the past couple of months.
The Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola) is found from the Trans-Pecos region of Texas and southeastern Arizona south into Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Its habitat is arid, open prairie areas. They can live 25 years or longer. The colors of the mature desert box turtle are lighter and more muted than the colors of the young. Most, but not all, male turtles have red irises. Other characteristics of males include concave plastrons, thicker tails with the cloacae nearer the tip, and...
The Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina major) is the largest subspecies of box turtle in North America. It is found along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from the state of Louisiana to the state of Florida. It commonly intergrades with other subspecies of box turtle within its range. Its habitat is around estuaries and swampy regions, near shallow bodies of water. The Gulf Coast Box Turtle is dark brown or black in color, with yellow striping or blotching. The stripes or blotching can vary...
The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina, is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. This species is native to an eastern part of the United States. Occasionally, it is referred to as the Common Box Turtle to distinguish it from the other five subspecies of eastern box turtles. Eastern box turtles have a high, dome-like shell and a hinged frontal plate that allows total shell closure. The shell can be of variable coloration, but is...
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