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The release is part of a “Head Start” coalition to save these rare turtles.
Scientists believe that baby turtles have the ability to communicate with each other before hatching, and can arrange to emerge from their eggs at the same time.
A report issued Monday, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle Conservation Coalition, lists the 25 most endangered turtle species from around the world â€“ some of which currently number less than five individuals.
Biologists from the UCLA Division of Life Sciences have reported the first quantitative evidence for an evolutionary link between habitat and body size in turtles and tortoises.
According to a new analysis by Conservation International (CI), freshwater turtles are in catastrophic decline.
Mankind most likely had a hand in the extinction of the giant animals known as "megafauna" according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
A boat captain says that he has seen BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive in the Gulf of Mexico.
British veterinarians said a pair of tortoises mauled in a dog attack have been outfitted with pink plaster casts to help their shells heal. Veterinarians at Amey Zoo near Hemel Hempstead, England, said the turtles were rescued from the dog by a member of the public June 4 and are expected to make full recoveries, albeit with slightly deformed shells, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The vets said two other tortoises were mauled by the dog, but one died soon after it was rescued by the...
Washington state officials say a family will be allowed to keep their pet, a rare western pond turtle, but the animal will be owned by the state of California. Barry Mason of Ridgefield and his wife Chae Yon said their family adopted the turtle when they encountered it as a baby 21 years ago while camping in Northern California.
A Pennsylvania woman said she is desperately searching for her runaway pet -- a 52-pound, 2-foot-long African sulcata tortoise. Simmer Dougherty, 48, whose pets and rescue animals include a lamb, a miniature horse, dogs, goats, chicks and ducks, said Nala the tortoise escaped from her yard Tuesday after the gate was left slightly ajar following a duck food delivery at her Chester County home, the Philadelphia Enquirer reported Tuesday. Dougherty said Nala, who is estimated to be between 5 and...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.