Galápagos tortoise found alive from species thought to be extinct for over 100 years

Scientists have found a giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands from a species thought to have gone extinct more than 100 years ago. Genetic tests match the single female tortoise to the species Chelonoidis phantasticus, Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment and Water confirmed Tuesday. A team of geneticists from Yale University compared samples from the female to the remains […]

Rare yellow turtle discovered in India

A rare yellow turtle was spotted in India on Sunday and the unusual creature is mesmerizing people across the world. Local residents in Balasore first spotted the turtle, according to Reuters. Video of the animal, which at first glance looks more like a lemon than a reptile, has gone viral online. The turtle was handed […]

Boat strikes cause deaths of 2 sea turtles off Sanibel Island

Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injured sea turtle in the water near Sanibel Causeway Saturday that had to be put down due to untreatable injuries. Another sea turtle was also found dead in the water off Sanibel due to boat-caused injuries. According to the LCSO Facebook post, marine units recovered a sea turtle […]