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Vanished Without a Trace

Three reptile species go extinct in Australia Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink were downgraded from "critically endangered" to "extinct in the wild" in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) latest report. Three species of reptiles located in Australia on Christmas Island have recently been declared extinct! Scientists are still trying to determine the [...]

January 14th, 2018|Endangered Reptiles|

Iguanas on the Brink

Iguanas are found in Mexico, Central and South America, the Galápagos Islands, on some of the Caribbean islands, Fiji and Madagascar. "Today, many of the 44 species of iguanas are threatened with extinction, some with wild populations numbering less than 200 individuals." Says the International Iguana Foundation. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), iguanas are among the most [...]

December 30th, 2017|Iguanas, Marine Iguana|

The Key to Infection Resistance in Dragon’s Blood?

Scientists are Entering The Dragons Lair! What might sound like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie is reality for today's scientists who claim that the blood of Komodo dragons is filled with 48 proteins called antimicrobial peptides, an  infection defense produced by all living creatures, that one day may be used in drugs to protect humans. What's so special [...]

New Year’s Resolution: Finally Get Over My Fear Of Snakes!

"Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. It is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles and/or amphibians." You may be thinking to yourself , "abnormal fear?" The truth is that the fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias to have but many of those [...]

Reptiles are not Christmas Gifts

We get calls quite often from those who have pet reptiles, but can no longer care for them because it’s a snake that has gotten to large, or a bearded dragon who can no longer walk due to a lack of calcium in their diet. It’s simply heart breaking to see these beautiful animals in pain and without the proper [...]

Stunningly Deadly Top 5

If looks could kill, then the animals on this list would be twice as deadly as they already are, because today we're looking at the top five most stunning, drop-dead (get it?) gorgeous reptiles in the world. 5. The Rhino Viper A horned venomous viper species found in the forests and swamps of West and Central Africa. A large viper, [...]