It’s “Dirty Dancing” — with an alligator! In a bayou homage to the famed movie, renowned alligator whisperer Lance Lacrosse hoisted his reptilian partner out of the water and over…

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Gopher tortoise found defaced with spray paint

by Herp News on October 20, 2014

A gopher tortoise was found spray-painted with graffiti and now Florida Fish and Wildlife is asking the public's help to track down whoever did it. Donna Gray told Local 6 she found the tortoise Monday morning at Riverside Park in Oviedo. She was led to the animal by her dog. “I'm a big animal lover, so I don't like to see something defaced,” said Gray. Using a red marker and neon green spray …

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Reptile group says public comments omitted in proposal to lawmakers in Charleston, WV

October 20, 2014

The Legislative Rule Making Committee will be discussing a proposal from the Dangerous Wild Animal Board. Go to Source

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Turtle twerks its big fat shell off in hilarious video

October 20, 2014

This reptile isn't afraid to shake what its momma gave it. Go to Source

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This Twerking Turtle Must Be Stopped

October 20, 2014

A turtle has been caught on film twerking to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle,' and here's why that's a problem for turtle communities worldwide. Go to Source

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Lizard Stowaways Revise Principle of Ecology

October 20, 2014

The movement of lizards around the Caribbean is forcing an accounting for human activity in even the most basic ecological models — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Go to Source

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With death of rhino, only six northern white rhinos left on the planet

October 20, 2014

Rhino conservation suffered another tragic setback this weekend with the sudden death of Suni, a male northern white rhinoceros at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Suni’s passing means there are only six northern white rhinos left in the world, and only one breeding male. ‘Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete [...]

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Walking the walk: zoo kicks off campaign for orangutans and sustainable palm oil

October 20, 2014

If you see people wearing orange this October, it might not be for Halloween, but for orangutans. Chester Zoo’s conservation campaign, Go Orange for Orangutans, kicks off this month for its second year. The campaign aims to raise money, and awareness, for orangutans in Borneo, which have become hugely impacted by deforestation often linked to [...]

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Dogs used to help find elusive lizards

October 20, 2014

South Australian researchers hunting down a tiny lizard previously thought to be extinct have taken a new approach – and it has gone to the dogs. Go to Source

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Creatures abound at ReptiDay

October 18, 2014

ReptiDay, a one-day reptile and exotic animal convention organized by Herpetorama Inc., featured 26 vendors showcasing a variety of reptiles and other exotic pets. Go to Source

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