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.
Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s softshell turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.
In the aftermath of an accident, a reminder of how lucky we all are to live another day.
Scientists have rebuilt the population of Burmese roofed turtles to nearly 1,000 individuals and counting.
By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.
The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.
Coronavirus has prompted many scientists to make space in their homes for their lab animals.
Four reproductive tales from the animal kingdom, where sealing the deal doesn’t always turn out so great for one partner.