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Dozens of endangered turtles disappear from Japan zoo

Apo - More than 60 endangered turtles have disappeared from a zoo in Japan's southernmost province in a suspected theft, officials said Thursday.

More than 100 baby turtles reported stolen on Galapagos islands

Quito - A total of 123 baby giant turtles have been stolen from a breeding facility in the Galapagos islands, a lawmaker from Ecuador's prized archipelago in the Pacific told AFP."They were all taken at once, 123 in all.

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

Mexico - More than 300 sea turtles from an endangered species were found dead on a beach in southern Mexico, trapped in a banned type of fishing net, environmental authorities said.

Hundreds of dead sea turtles found floating off El Salvador

Sansalvador - Hundreds of dead sea turtles have been found floating off El Salvador's Pacific coast, leaving officials scratching their heads as to what caused the massacre.

Turtles' vulnerable start to life on Philippine coast

Morong - Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.

Study claims half the world's sea turtles have eaten plastic

A new study was released and it claims that half of the planet's sea turtles have eaten some form of plastic at some point in their lives.

Diseased discards from fishermen harming turtle population

A new report warns that fishermen discards are increasing the prevalence of turtle disease in Turks and Caicos. This is due to the practice that concentrates up the numbers of infected animals.

Amazing feats of the magnetic turtles

Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home, according to a new study. This navigational feat is achieved over great distances and across choppy waters.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' skyrockets back to the top

"Guardians of the Galaxy" rocketed back to the top spot at the box office as it is proving to be a force to be reckoned with and simply enjoy.

'Ninja Turtles' shocks, surprises and wins big

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" shell-shocked the movie world and grabbed a healthy $65 million, which crushed expectations.

'Ninja Turtles' seeks to stomp on 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

UPDATE: "Ninja Turtles" is indeed stomping on "Guardians of the Galaxy" and will win the weekend. Its Friday haul of $25 million will send it to an easy win, and will crush the early projections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Two-Headed Turtle

"Jungle" Jack Hanna shows off Mary Kate & Ashley, the two-headed turtle, nice name, it suits the turtle.

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.

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.

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Diamondback Terrapin Adult Mother Turtle
Diamondback Terrapin Adult Mother Turtle
This charming turtle is a red-eared slider.
This charming turtle is a red-eared slider.
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Turtles in the tropical garden at Madrid s Atocha railway station.
Turtles in the tropical garden at Madrid's Atocha railway station.
The ribs of whales are similar to other mammal ribs.
The ribs of whales are similar to other mammal ribs.
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Terrapin turtle.
Terrapin turtle.
Eunotosaurus  the earliest known turtle.
Eunotosaurus, the earliest known turtle.
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World largest collection of snakes, spiders and amphibians destroyed in fire.
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