reptiles

Two grass snakes warming up after emerging from hibernation
One of the UK’s native reptiles has been renamed by scientists. 
A smooth snake in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Discover fascinating facts about the UK's rarest snake species, the smooth snake. 
Biologists in Cambodia have released over 150 Asian giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the Mekong River. 
Snake fungal disease has been found in wild grass snakes in the UK
Europe’s snakes could face a growing threat from killer pathogens. 
A green sea turtle, listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List
Marine turtles are being killed by tropical prawn trawls, which export to the UK, despite a method existing to reduce their capture 
A brown-backed form of the wall lizard
Citizen scientists are being called upon to report their sightings of wall lizards.
A hatchling
Find out more about these iconic species of the Galápagos Islands. 
Earless monitor lizard
A new report suggests that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is endangering rare reptiles by permitting imports into Europe.
Saltwater crocodile
One of the world's leading crocodile researchers has uncovered surprising facts about these reptiles.
Bearded dragon
Researchers have discovered that gender is a complicated issue for bearded dragons, with males becoming females at warmer temperatures during the incubation period. 
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