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Archive for July, 2013


   Jul 31

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on July 31, 2013 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) Buy […]

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   Jul 31

Balkan lynx conservation unifies neighboring countries

By Herp News They still call the Balkans “the Powder Keg of Europe.” For good reason too: bloody ethnic and religious conflicts in the past decades have left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced. As recently as 2001, the army in Macedonia was fighting with ethnic Albanians, many of them from Kosovo. However, in […]

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   Jul 31

Gaboon viper, dozens of other snakes found in burning home

When firefighters entered a burning home in northern Utah, they found a roomful of snakes, some venomous. From ABC News: Among the snakes that were found were some of the most deadly, including five albino western diamondbacks and a Gaboon viper. “The Gaboon viper is considered one of the most dangerous snakes in the world,” […]

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   Jul 31

Selecting a reptile species to breed

The availability of captive-bred reptile and amphibian species to work with today is almost endless, with new color phases and morphs being discovered or created all the time. Back when I was a hobbyist in the 80s and 90s, only a few species were being produced in captivity, primarily native colubrid snakes along with a […]

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   Jul 31

Finger lickin' tortoise denied boarding in China

By Herp News A tortoise was denied boarding at an airport in China after its owner's attempt to sneak it through security checks in a KFC burger failed, state media said Wednesday. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 […]

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   Jul 31

Reptile neglect reports disturb Humane Society

By Herp News The head of the Ottawa Humane Society says he's disturbed by reports alleging reptile neglect at an Ottawa big box pet store, and said he wants reptile owners to know his organization is equipped to come to the aid of exotic pets. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) […]

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   Jul 31

Pet store under fire for treatment of reptiles

By Herp News Reptile owners, handlers and some former PetSmart employees say they are shocked by how the animals are treated at large pet stores, saying the animals appear to be poorly cared for and malnourished. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by […]

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   Jul 30

Meet Thor’s shrew: scientist discover new mammal with a superior spine

By Herp News In 1917, Joel Asaph Allen examined an innocuous species of shrew from the Congo Basin and made a remarkable discovery: the shrew’s spine was unlike any seen before. Interlocking lumbar vertebrae made the species’ spine four times strong than any other vertebrate on Earth adjusted for its size. The small mammal had […]

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   Jul 30

Lizard in mid-day meal, 78 students hospitalized

By Herp News Bhilwara, July 30 — A lizard in the mid-day meal led to 78 students of an upper primary school in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district being hospitalized on Tuesday. The students complained of stomach ache, cramps and vomiting after consuming the meal.The incident happened less than two weeks after 23 students died after being […]

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   Jul 30

Lizard in mid-day meal in Jaipur, 76 children fall ill

By Herp News 76 students of a government school in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district on Tuesday fell ill after consuming their mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found. The children of the higher prima… Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super […]

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   Jul 30

Lizard in mid-day meal in Jaipur, 79 children fall ill

By Herp News 79 children fell ill after a lizard was found in their mid-day meal at a government school in Bhilwara district, about 250 km from here, on Tuesday. 187 children of the upper primary gove… Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In […]

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   Jul 30

Lizard in midday meal in Rajasthan, 76 children fall ill

By Herp News At least 76 students of a government school in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district today fell ill after consuming their midday meal in which a dead lizard was found.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 100-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra (773) […]

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   Jul 30

Dead lizard in mid-day meal; 76 children fall ill

By Herp News The Headmaster of the school and mid-day meal in-charge were immediately suspended. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla (405) Buy new: $7.02 $6.88 23 used & new from $5.87 Recreate a reptile’s desert habitat with attractive, 100% […]

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   Jul 30

Poisonous vs venomous: Dr. Michael Hutchens sets the record straight

In a new interview with National Geographic, Dr. Michael Hutchens discusses the hazards of working in areas where there are dangerous species of invertebrates and vertebrates, both on land and water — and how to protect yourself. During the interview, he tackles a topic that comes up constantly on kingsnake.com: the misuse of the terms […]

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   Jul 30

Pet store under fire for treatment of reptiles

By Herp News Reptile owners, handlers and some former PetSmart employees say they are shocked by how the animals are treated at large pet stores, saying the animals appear to be poorly cared for and malnourished. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by […]

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   Jul 30

Population of newly discovered lemur in Madagascar down to last 50 individuals (photo)

By Herp News Researchers have discovered a new — and critically endangered — species of lemur on the island of Madagascar. The primate is formally described in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (615) Tetra 77157 TetraColor Tropical Flakes, 0.42-Ounce, 85 ml by Tetra (615) Buy […]

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   Jul 29

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Announces Release of Second Quarter 2013 Reports for Closed-End Funds (NDP, NTG, TPZ …

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., the adviser of NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP, TYG, TYN and TYY announced today the release of second quarter 2013 reports for each of these funds. The reports are available online at www.tortoiseadvisors.com. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, […]

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   Jul 29

Early exposure to insecticides gives amphibians higher tolerance later

By Herp News Amphibians exposed to insecticides early in life — even those not yet hatched — have a higher tolerance to those same insecticides later in life, according to a recent study. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) […]

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   Jul 29

It's turtle-nesting season in Florida

By Herp News MIAMI (AP) — It's turtle-nesting season in Florida, when sea turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings head for the water. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (80) Oxbow Critical Care Pet Supplement, 1-Pound by Oxbow (80) Buy new: $22.99 $22.21 9 used & new from $19.41 Critical Care is […]

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   Jul 29

Herp Video of the Week: Soft Shelled Turtle!

Check out this video “Soft Shelled Turtle,” submitted by kingsnake.com user freymann. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo […]

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   Jul 28

2-headed turtle at San Antonio Zoo so popular the critter gets her own Facebook page

By Herp News A two-headed turtle born last month at the San Antonio Zoo has become so popular that she has her own Facebook page. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: $38.49 $34.49 […]

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   Jul 28

2-headed turtle at Texas zoo gets Facebook page

By Herp News SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle born last month at the San Antonio Zoo has become so popular that she has her own Facebook page. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 […]

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   Jul 28

Saskatchewan scientists work to protect rarely seen blood-spurting lizard

By Herp News REGINA – Here's something you don't see every day — a lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: $38.49 $34.49 Temperature Control Range […]

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   Jul 26

Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian national parks

By Herp News Pesticides commonly used in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland. Researchers have demonstrated the contamination of Pacific Tree Fogs in remote mountain areas, including national parks; supporting past research on the potential transport of pesticides by the […]

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   Jul 26

Dog saves New Hampshire from being eaten by python

So, a python apparently capable of eating a T. rex got out of its cage at a Dartmouth frat house this week, and to hear the national media tell it, we’re just lucky Western civilization survived. Oh, wait. Rather read the real story? Try this from the Hanover, NH, Valley News: A small dog known […]

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   Jul 26

Reptile moves from N.M. to Colorado reserve

By Herp News An alligator-like reptile found roaming a New Mexico neighborhood has been sent to a reserve in southern Colorado. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy new: $54.95 We source our mealworms […]

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   Jul 25

Reptile found in Santa Fe sent to Colorado reserve

By Herp News SANTA FE, N.M.—An alligator-like scaly reptile found roaming a Santa Fe neighborhood has been sent to a reserve in southern Colorado. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians by Fluker’s (236) Buy new: $9.99 $7.79 16 used & new from $6.71 Lifelike, […]

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   Jul 25

Saskatchewan scientists work to protect rare, blood-squirting lizard

By Herp News Here's something you don't see every day — a lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) Buy new: $19.99 $11.99 2 used & […]

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   Jul 25

Efforts renewed to protect lizard that shoots blood from eyes

By Herp News Parks Canada is renewing their efforts to protect the greater short-horned lizard, a small toad-looking animal that is capable of shooting blood from it's eyes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.32 $17.29 42 […]

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   Jul 25

How YouTube has put the world’s only poisonous primates at risk

By Herp News It all started with a video: in 2009 a Russian man uploaded a video of himself tickling his exotic pet (a pygmy slow loris) from Vietnam onto the hugely popular site YouTube. Since then the video has been viewed over half a million times. But a new study in the open source […]

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   Jul 25

Cheetah don’t overheat during hunts

By Herp News A new study published in Biology Letters finds that contrary to popular opinion, cheetah don’t overheat during hunts. But their body temperature rises after successful hunts due to stress than another predator may seize their prey. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 […]

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   Jul 25

Three Students Receive Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships

By Herp News Lars Hanson of Olathe, Kan., Kaitlin Long of Manhattan, Kan. and Clara Porter of Warsaw, Mo. are the recipients of the inaugural Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships. The scho Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: […]

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   Jul 25

Rescued Florida sea turtle headed for Las Vegas casino "retirement"

By Herp News MIAMI (Reuters) – An ailing 320-pound, green sea turtle, believed to be about 50 years old, was packed in a customized FedEx crate to be shipped to Las Vegas on Thursday to give it a better home at a luxury casino. The turtle, named OD, after a dive charter boat that rescued […]

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   Jul 25

Booming cashmere trade eating up habitat for snow leopards, saiga, and wild yak

By Herp News Snow leopards, wild yaks and other iconic wildlife on the world’s highest mountains and great steppes are becoming “fashion victims” of the surging global trade in cashmere, new research has revealed. Scientists found wildlife being driven to the margins of survival by the “striking but unintended consequences” of huge increases in the […]

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   Jul 25

Scientists work to save lizard

From Yahoo News Canada: A group of biologists working in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park are trying to save one of Canada’s rarest and perhaps strangest creatures — the greater short-horned lizard. This lizard, which can be found anywhere between New Mexico and southwestern Alberta, has a rather unique and strange defense mechanism. It shoots its […]

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   Jul 25

Scientists work to save

From Yahoo News Canada: A group of biologists working in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park are trying to save one of Canada’s rarest and perhaps strangest creatures — the greater short-horned lizard. This lizard, which can be found anywhere between New Mexico and southwestern Alberta, has a rather unique and strange defense mechanism. It shoots its […]

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   Jul 24

The Evolution of The Turtle Launches KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Signature Terrapin

By Herp News KOHLER, Wis., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The  KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate  story begins with turtles. And not just any run-of-the-mill turtle – a complex blend of chocolate; smoky, burnt caramel … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by […]

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   Jul 24

Frankie Tortoise Tails – The Mythical Ram

Frankie’sYear of The Ramcontinues. I see a lot of discussion about sulcata ramming. Both male and female sulcata ram. When they want to. Seen it. Keepers with younger sulcata from hatchlings to a few years old really don’t notice ramming. When a sulcata is young ramming looks like hiding and sounds like hissing. As a […]

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   Jul 24

Zoos call on governments to take urgent action against illegal wildlife trade (photos)

By Herp News In a single night in March, a band of heavily-armed, horse-riding poachers slaughtered 89 elephants in southern Chad, thirty of which were pregnant females. The carnage was the worst poaching incident of the year, but even this slaughter paled in comparison to the 300 elephants killed in a Cameroon park in 2012. […]

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   Jul 24

Australian logger: finding dead koalas ‘a daily thing’

By Herp News Revelations of koalas suffering graphic injuries and death in Victorian timber plantations are evidence of a long-standing failure to properly protect the iconic Australian marsupials, according to a leading conservation organization. Footage on Monday night’s 7.30 report showed koalas, including babies, lying dead on the floor of a cleared forest. One koala […]

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