Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Galápagos Airport

The tortoises were found on Sunday wrapped in plastic inside a red suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador. A police officer has been taken into custody, the authorities said.

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The World’s Rarest Turtle Has a Shot at Escaping Extinction

Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s softshell turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.

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For Those We Can’t Always Protect

In the aftermath of an accident, a reminder of how lucky we all are to live another day.

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A Turtle With a Permanent Smile Was Brought Back From Extinction

Scientists have rebuilt the population of Burmese roofed turtles to nearly 1,000 individuals and counting.

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She Doesn’t Make Animals Cry, but She Collects Their Tears

By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.

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Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look

The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.

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5 Rules for Rooming With Lab Animals During Coronavirus

Coronavirus has prompted many scientists to make space in their homes for their lab animals.

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As Mating Rituals Go, Valentine’s Day Isn’t So Bad

Four reproductive tales from the animal kingdom, where sealing the deal doesn’t always turn out so great for one partner.

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