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malaysia seizes 330 tortoises from madagascar - bangkok post




malaysian authorities said monday that they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit , in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled into the country. deputy customs director abdull wahid sulong said that 325 indian star tortoises and five ...



presstv-el salvador zoo showcases rare aged tortoises




the el salvador national zoo has presented two rare tortoises recently added to their guest animals.both reptiles are 15-year-old male african spurred tortoises that have been donated to the zoo by salvadoran arauca breeding farm. the animals’ age and size had made them unsuitable subjects for rep...



study of relocated desert tortoises reveals a surprise




female desert tortoises adjusted well to relocation, but the males did not, a study has found. credit: university of wisconsin - milwaukeeresults of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in california has unveiled a mystery: when moved only a short distance from their habitat,...



california tortoises died trying to reproduce during drought




this feb. 16, 2017 photo provided by the u.s. geological survey shows the remains of a desert tortoise near joshua tree national park in california's southern desert. scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near the park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water...



an 'evolutionary gamble' may be killing joshua tree's mother tortoises




wildlife biologists say an alarming number of female desert tortoise carcasses found earlier this year just outside the southern edge of joshua tree national park may be the result of mothers fighting extinction by exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs, even under stress. u.s. geological sur...