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300 pet turtles take refuge in Atocha railway station, Madrid

Madrid - Anyone traveling through Madrid's main Atocha railway station in the last twenty years will remember the beautiful, tropical garden in the station's main concourse. What they might not know is that around 300 turtles have happily taken refuge there.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Why do female Sea Turtles return to their place of birth?

Scientists studying Loggerhead turtles have offered an explanation as to why male and female turtles adopt different strategies for mating. The females always return to their island of birth, however males will mate at multiple locations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Health risks from contact with captive sea turtles

A new report has raised concerns about tourists coming into contact with captured sea turtles, such as those found at holiday attractions like aquariums. The risks relate to toxins and pathogens.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Giant tortoise 'Lonesome George' dies at the age of 100

Galapagos tortoise--Lonesome George died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 100. Believed to be the last of his kind, George reportedly died of unknown causes at his home in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 7 comments

Turtle with carved initials turns up 47 years later

A turtle, found by a 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy almost five decades ago, was rediscovered alive and well last week by the boy's father.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Turtle Brigade Snarls Flights at New York's Kennedy Intl Airport

It would seem bizarre that turtles would be able to block a runway at New York's huge Kennedy Airport. But it happened Wednesday as a group of about 100 diamondback terrapin turtles closed a runway down for nearly an hour.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 2 comments

Live animals sold in key rings in China, animal groups outraged

Drawing protests from numerous animal rights organizations, street merchants in China are selling live animals sealed in clear plastic bags as ornamental key rings.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Snakes and turtles make us nervous in Toronto Special

One swallow may not make a summer, but snakes and turtles certainly make a spring, if you are in Toronto. Spring in Toronto is very short, so get out and enjoy it while it lasts.
Digital Journal Report by Bart B. Van Bockstaele - 16 comments

Woman has yard full of snapping turtles

Earlier this summer, Betty Kratzke noticed that something was disturbing the ground near the flowers lining her driveway. Solving the mystery this week, it turned out that baby snapping turtles started crawling around her yard.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Glow Sticks May Lure Sea Turtles to Death

A new study says that glow sticks that we tend to use for Halloween may be tempting sea turtles to their deaths.
In the Media by Tea Lulic - 2 comments

Poachers Caught With Over 200 Endangered Turtles

A second Chinese trawler was seized this week by Malaysian authorites for allegedly poaching endangered turtles and other animals off it's costal waters.
In the Media by kaleigh2u - 5 comments

Sea turtles returned to Gulf of Mexico

Nearly 90 sea turtles rescued after a cold snap left them comatose have been returned to the Gulf of Mexico. Jeff George, curator at Sea Turtle Inc., a nonprofit turtle rescue group on South Padre Island, said 42 of the endangered juvenile green turtles w
In the Media by RobotGod

The Two-Headed Turtle

"Jungle" Jack Hanna shows off Mary Kate & Ashley, the two-headed turtle, nice name, it suits the turtle.
In the Media by Aaron Robson - 3 comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie, the game

The new NT video game uses the same dark and dangerous environments and adventurous themes featured in the new NT CGI film being developed by Imagi Animation Studios and Mirage Licensing.
In the Media by Aaron Robson

All but Ageless, Turtles Face Their Biggest Threat: Humans

Turtles live long life with practically ageless organs, calm and sedate lives, their biggest threat is however, the human.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

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Diamondback Terrapin Adult Mother Turtle
Diamondback Terrapin Adult Mother Turtle
World largest collection of snakes  spiders and amphibians destroyed in fire.
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World largest collection of snakes, spiders and amphibians destroyed in fire.
Terrapin turtle.
Terrapin turtle.
Turtles in the tropical garden at Madrid s Atocha railway station.
Turtles in the tropical garden at Madrid's Atocha railway station.
Turtle climbs out of the water while the other turtles continue to swim around
Turtle climbs out of the water while the other turtles continue to swim around

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