Critically Endangered Spider Tortoise Hatches at the Smithsonians National Zoo

Tomorrow is World Turtle day. The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating a conservation milestone; for the first time, a rare spider tortoise has hatched...

Good news: Stunning ‘extinct’ toad rises again in Ecuador

The Azuay Stubfoot-Toad hadn't been seen since 2002 and was presumed by some researchers to be extinct in the wild due to chytrid, a...

State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts Receive $37.2 Million Boost Through Service...

Funding to 20 states will help collaborative efforts to conserve America’s most imperiled species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is awarding $37.2 million...

Five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the National Zoo’s Reptile...

Five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center between July 29 and Aug. 7. The eggs were laid by...

Meet Peru’s new fleshbelly frog

Researchers have found a new species in the cloud forests of the Peruvian Andes. New species has 'striking' markings on its abdomen. It was found in...

Lizard see, lizard do: scientists discover surprising behavior in reptiles

Imitation can be obnoxious. For those with siblings, imitating your brother’s or sister’s every word was a surefire way to steadily drive them toward...

Conserving Amphibians

What the Amphibians are Telling Us and Why We Should Listen. We’ve all heard the news – worldwide, amphibians including frogs, toads and salamanders, are...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines ESA Protection Warranted for Two...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted for the northern Mexican...

Comment Period Extended for Proposal to Revise the ESA Listing of...

Reclassification into 11 Distinct Population Segments will provide more tailored conservation efforts globally, all green sea turtle populations will continue to be protected under...

Inbreeding in Captive Reptile Populations

DISCLAIMER: Some of the images depicted in this article are provoking great discussion and argument, for the fact that none of them have been PROVEN...