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Hatchlings raise hope for Cambodia's endangered 'Royal Turtle'

Phnom Penh - The birth of nine Cambodian royal turtle hatchlings has sparked hope for the future of a species on the brink of extinction, conservationists said Wednesday.

Environmentalists welcome end to turtle hunting in Canada

Toronto - Environmental groups have welcomed the decision by the regional government of Ontario to stop hunting the endangered snapping turtle.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: State media

Hanoi - A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover.

Chinese smuggling endangers rare Philippine turtles

Manila - Chinese demand for forest turtles is threatening an endangered species found only on one Philippine island, wildlife officials said Sunday.

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles

Hanoi - Vietnam's environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said Tuesday.

Turtle gets artificial legs

Kobe - A 200-pound female turtle in Japan has received artificial legs after being attacked by a shark. Yu, the loggerhead seat turtle, was brought to Suma Aqualife park by animal lovers and fitted with artificial limbs after the attack.

German town hunts for turtle after attack on 8-year-old boy

A town in southern Germany is alarmed after a young boy was attacked by a turtle that is believed to be one not native to the area. Currently, the turtle in question is being sought by both officials and residents.

Man tries to smuggle turtle onto airplane inside KFC sandwich

Beijing - A man in China was caught trying to smuggle his pet turtle onto an airplane by concealing the creature inside a sandwich from KFC. The incident occurred Monday morning inside Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

World's second-oldest animal dies at 270

A local paper in Giza, Egypt, has announced the death of a turtle considered to be the world's second-oldest animal at the age of 270.

Video: Japanese turtle Yu Chuan swims with prosthetic flippers

Tokyo - Fishermen discovered a sea turtle off the coast of Japan in 2008. The turtle named Yu, had lost both front flippers, possibly to a shark attack. A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo designed prosthetic flippers to help her swim better.

Turtle pair 'divorce' after 115 years together

Klagenfurt - A pair of giant turtles that have spent over a century together are now calling it splits. The duo recently have separated after a staggering 115 years of togetherness.

Toronto Zoo celebrates 5th Adopt-A-Pond appreciation day Special

Toronto - Toronto Zoo is not only a zoo, it is also one of Ontario's main sources of knowledge for nature conservancy activities. Last Saturday, Toronto Zoo hosted its fifth yearly event for people participating in the Adopt-A-Pond programme.

Photo of surfer riding endangered sea turtle sparks outrage

Honolulu - Pro surfer Jamie O'Brien created a firestorm of controversy and condemnation from residents of Hawaii, environmentalists and animal activists after a photograph was posted online showing the surfer 'riding' an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.

Long Island, NY's beautiful beach areas hit by animal abusers

Montauk - One or several animal abusers on Long Island, NY's beach areas killed a seagull by throwing a rock at it, injured a swan by shooting an arrow through it, and hammered a nail into a turtle's hard back.

UK angler catches 'giant creature' of decade-long fishermen tales

A man who was angling for carp in a Midlands, UK reservoir, instead caught the subject of a decade-long mystery for local fishing circles.

Toy Turtle Kills 9-Foot Alligator

Due to someone’s carelessness, a nine-foot male alligator was found dead. The alligator’s stomach contained plastic toys that led to its death.

Folkloric Asian Turtle, Thought To Be Extinct In The Wild, Found In Vietnam River

The ancient Swinhoe’s turtle, known for its 15th Century ascent from the depths to reclaim a magical sword has been sighted and photographed by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo researchers. There are only three known to be alive.

Op-Ed: Two Very Different Surgeries For Endangered Sea Turtles

'An unlucky day for a rare giant sea turtle believed to be an endangered Leatherback, which was caught on a beach near Gaza City, slaughtered and eaten by Palestinian fishermen who said its blood was an aphrodisiac, among other therapeutic qualities.'

Turtle Tries to Lay Eggs Near Ice Rink

A turtle attempted to to lay her eggs near the Central Park ice rink on Friday.

"Billie" the turtle wins Costa Rica sea race, Stephanie Coburtle finishes second

Billie the turtle wins the Great Turtle Race, the race organized to raise awareness about the endangered leather back turtles.

Turtle's broken shell fixed with fibreglass

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first fiberglass turtle. Shelley will be that turtle. Better than she was before. Better, stronger, faster

Google helps find Missing Russian Turtle (Tortoise)

Google search helps a family locate a missing a Russian Turtle.

Caesarian Section Performed on Multiply Pregnant Turtle

Worried about how lethargic their turtle Dabao had been, zookeepers at China's Chengdu City Zoo sent her for x-rays.

Turtle eaten by golden retriever lives

A palm-sized pet turtle and the golden retriever that gobbled it up survived the misadventure thanks to the quick actions of a 12-year-old girl, a veterinarian said.

Animal Smuggler Foiled In Thailand

Thailand seizes over 1,400 endangered turtles

Rare Indian turtles sold as sex stimulant rescued

About 2,000 rare freshwater turtles, whose meat is sold as an aphrodisiac on the black market, were rescued from poachers in a north Indian town on Monday after a tip-off from a resident, police said.

Save the [insert endangered animal here]

Turtles in the Caribbean are threatened -- we must save them -- and all of the other critters.
 

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20-year-old turtle with a GoPro
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A turtle suns himself  trying to stay warm on a cold morning.
A turtle suns himself, trying to stay warm on a cold morning.
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A close-up photo of a sea turtle
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A female African Spurred Tortoise at the Oakland Zoo  Oakland  California.
A female African Spurred Tortoise at the Oakland Zoo, Oakland, California.
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Green sea turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona.
Green sea turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona.
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This box turtle crossed through a game of lacrosse near a side street to the beach and  scurried  of...
This box turtle crossed through a game of lacrosse near a side street to the beach and "scurried" off into the brush to escape.
Common snapping turtles abitats are shallow ponds or streams. Some may inhabit brackish environments...
Common snapping turtles abitats are shallow ponds or streams. Some may inhabit brackish environments, such as estuaries.
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