Read more about the article Oldest Zoo In World Set Marks International Chameleon Day With Specimens Found In Man’s Luggage
Image shows a spiny-flanked chameleon (Trioceros laterispinis), undated photo. The Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, will celebrate the International Chameleon Day on May 9, 2024. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Oldest Zoo In World Set Marks International Chameleon Day With Specimens Found In Man’s Luggage

The oldest zoo in the world is set to celebrate International Chameleon Day by showing spectacular images of these incredible creatures that they're helping to conserve. Dozens of the specimens…

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Read more about the article Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles
Photo shows turtles found inside the baggage of a passenger at the airport in Hong Kong on April 1, 2024. The seized 63 turtles have a market value of HKD 819,000 (GBP 83,336). (Hong Kong Customs/AsiaWire)

Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles

Looking like giant Easter eggs wrapped up in tape, customs officials have seized 63 live turtles from a passenger arriving on a flight from Malaysia. The turtles, which have not…

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Read more about the article Bus Passenger Caught With Hundreds Of Snakes, Spiders, And One Centipede In Suitcases
Photo shows one of the snakes, undated. Passenger was arrested with 90 snakes, 236 spiders and a centipede hidden in suitcases on a bus traveling to San Justo, Buenos Aires. (Ministerio de Seguridad/Newsflash)

Bus Passenger Caught With Hundreds Of Snakes, Spiders, And One Centipede In Suitcases

A man who was caught travelling on a bus with 90 snakes, 236 spiders, and a centipede stuffed in two suitcases has been arrested. The animals were discovered in the…

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Read more about the article Female Traveller Caught Smuggling 11 Chameleons Concealed In Plastic Bags In Coat Pockets
Picture shows one of the reptiles, undated. A passenger illegally carried 11 live reptiles that were seized by customs in Huanggang, China. (China Customs/AsiaWire)

Female Traveller Caught Smuggling 11 Chameleons Concealed In Plastic Bags In Coat Pockets

Customs officials have caught a female traveller after she tried to smuggle 11 chameleons concealed in the pockets of her coat. CCTV footage from Huanggang Customs in China's eastern province…

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Read more about the article New Home For Rare Trafficked Reptiles
Image shows a gecko that was smuggled in May, 2023, undated photo. The Schoenbrunn Zoo, in the city of Vienna, Austria, will build a new home for the smuggled reptiles in the spring of 2024. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

New Home For Rare Trafficked Reptiles

A stash of rare chameleons trafficked into Austria has inspired a new enclosure for all smuggled reptiles in the country's Schoenbrunn Zoo. Keepers say they are rebuilding an enclosure to…

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Read more about the article Mummified Fertility Crocs Found In Ancient Egyptian Tomb
Photo shows ten crocodile mummies in an undisturbed tomb in Qubbat al-Hawa, Aswan, Egypt. They were discovered in 2019, undated photo. (Patricia Mora Riudavets/Newsflash)

Mummified Fertility Crocs Found In Ancient Egyptian Tomb

A 2,500-year-old tomb with ten mummified crocodiles unearthed near the Nile was probably a tribute to an ancient Egyptian fertility god, experts have revealed. Experts say the mummified reptiles were…

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Read more about the article New Lizard Species With Tail Longer Than Its Body
Photo shows a new species of lizard discovered in Otishi National Park in Peru, undated. This new species belongs to the genus Proctoporus (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae) whose greatest diversity is found in the Andean foothills and whose specimens are characterized by having a tail longer than the body. (SERNANP/Newsflash)

New Lizard Species With Tail Longer Than Its Body

A new species of lizard with a tail longer than its entire body has been discovered in Peru. The species- named 'Proctoporus titans' - was found in the Andes mountains…

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Read more about the article Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered
Image shows the Messel boa (Messelophis variatus) which is the world's first fossil record of a viviparous snake, undated photo. It was discovered by an Argentine-German research team. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered

A team of scientists has discovered what they say is the first evidence in the world – dating back 47 million years – of a snake giving birth to its…

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