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We're In The Spotlight Now With New Solar Lights

We are excited about new solar lights that one of our sponsors sent to us. We have installed 5 new lights around the facility for the safety of all the 4-legged and 2-legged inhabitants. So … to all you critters … Read More »

Heart Conditions of Wild turtles in temperature ranges

A lot of times we wonder, how do turtles and tortoises that are in cold to warm climates fare with health. A team of scientist studied some turtles in the wild. They found the conditions of the heart under certain … Read More »

Lonesome George and the future of Chelonoidis abingdoni

Lonesome George and the future of Chelonoidis abingdoni The death of lonesome George was a tragedy. However, scientist on the Darwin Research Team and International conservation affiliates may be able to revive the Chelonoidis abingdoni. Lonesome George was the last pure species of … Read More »

Red and Yellow Foot and Phylogeographies

Red and Yellow Foot and Phylogeographies   Red foot and yellow foot tortoises are both found in South America. Both a very popular species in animal keeping in captivity. Studies have been done that merely question the differences among them. … Read More »

Red Foot Tortoises Seeding the Amazon

This article is substantial of why preservation and conservation of even common species of tortoises needs to be looked at. In South America this study was done on Red Footed tortoises in Brazil. The red foot eating dropped fruits and … Read More »

Aldabra Tortoise The Second Largest Tortoise on Earth

Aldabra Tortoise The Second Largest Tortoise on Earth The Aldabra tortoise is the worlds second largest tortoise. Trailing behind the Galapagos tortoises. The Aldabra tortoise inhabits a chain of island in the western Indian Ocean Northeast of Madagascar. The aldabra atoll is a bunch of … Read More »

State of Texas Adopts Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles as State "Mascot"

Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles in Texas State The Kemp Ridley Seas turtle is one of 7 sea turtles in the world. It is a critically endangered along with the loggerhead, leatherback, green sea turtle, hawksbill, and flat back ridley, and … Read More »

Madagascar Tortoise Trafficking Rages Out of Control

Madagascar Tortoise Trafficking Rages Out of Control Madagascar has long always had issues with native wildlife. The trafficking and poaching has been a huge issue with the natural landscapes and animals on this large island. The ploughshare, Spider, and radiated … Read More »

Reintroduction of Sulcatas in Senegal

Reintroduction of Sulcatas in Senegal Tomas Diagne is a conservationists in Western Africa. His organization and efforts are accomplished in Senegal. What we don’t see or hear much of here in the United States. Is the very threatening and declining … Read More »

African leopard tortoise species diversification

African leopard tortoise species diversification Leopard Tortoises have been a very intrigueing species of tortoise found in Africa. Ranging from Northern Africa to the Republic of South Africa. The known classification dictates on 2 species. However the DNA differences show … Read More »

Classification of Chelonian Endangerment

Classification of Chelonian Endangerment This article links to a classification of all species of tortoises and turtles that are endangered, threatened, or becoming increasingly threatened. Too many species of tortoises and turtles are now becoming more and more endangered in … Read More »

Korean Government To Purchase Land Rights Gets "Axed" by Malagasy President.

  By Kelly Hull Madagascar has had many issues regarding the conservation of animals. The majority of its land is slashed and burned. Much of the real estate is sold for mineral rights, crop propagation and agriculture, and mined for the … Read More »

Wasted efforts? Do we put captive bred animals back into the wild?

Wasted efforts? Do we put captive bred animals back into the wild? What do we do when these animals are so critically endangered in their native lands. Does captive breeding and wild placement of these animals really help? In some … Read More »

Wild Captive population Metapopulation

Wild Captive population metapopulation http://ecodes2004.ar.tripod.com/pdfs/pedrono-wildcaptive.pdfRead More »