Pig-Nosed Turtle / Fly River Turtle Facts, Pictures, Species Guide

Pig Nosed Turtle

Dwelling in the freshwater river systems of Northern Australia and southern New Guinea is a unique reptile. With its long snout and webbed flippers, the pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta–also known as the Fly River turtle–is one of the world’s most distinctive turtles. Sadly, this odd-looking animal is now endangered, mainly due to over-hunting.

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Florida Softshell Turtle Facts, Pictures, Complete Species Guide

Florida Softshell Turtle

The Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, is a distinctive turtle found in Florida and neighboring states. Like other members of the softshell turtle family, Trionychidae, the Florida softshell turtle has a leathery shell, rather than the hard shell found on most other turtle species.

On this page, you’ll find Florida softshell facts and pictures to help you identify and understand the life of this fascinating North American reptile.

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American Crocodile Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information

American Crocodile Facts

The American crocodile is a large crocodilian in the family Crocodylidae (the “true crocodile” family). It is found in coastal and aquatic habitats in the warmer waters of North, Central and South America, as well as on Caribbean islands. The species shares part of its range with the similarly-sized American alligator.

Like other crocodilians, the American crocodile is an ambush predator. Rather than actively pursuing its prey, it lurks under the water waiting for unsuspecting animals to come within reach of its powerful jaws.

In many parts of its range the American crocodile was once hunted almost to extinction for both its meat and its hide. The species is now protected under national and international laws. Although no longer endangered, the American crocodile is still rated as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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American Alligator Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information

American Alligator Facts

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is large predatory reptile found across the southeastern United States from North Carolina to the Rio Grande. This iconic American species is the state reptile of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. It inhabits hot wetlands and is present in the Florida Everglades and the Mississippi Delta regions of the United States.

This page contains facts, pictures and in-depth info on the American alligator. Be sure to watch the video of an adult male bellowing!

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Facts, Pictures & Info: Get The Lowdown On An Iconic American Reptile

western diamondback rattlesnake facts

The western diamondback rattlesnake is the second-largest rattlesnake, and the species responsible for the highest annual number of snake bites (but not fatalities) in the United States. This page contains western diamondback rattlesnake facts, pictures and in-depth information. Read on to get the full lowdown on this iconic American reptile…

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Black Mamba Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover The World’s Second-Longest Venomous Snake!

black mamba facts

The black mamba is the world’s second-longest venomous snake. It is found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, and is at home both in the trees and on the ground. The species is much-feared due to the potency of its venom and its large size.

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Mojave Desert Tortoise Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover The United States’ Largest Land Tortoise!

mojave desert tortoise facts

The Mojave desert tortoise is found in the United States’ Mojave Desert, as well as in other dry habitats in the southwestern United States. This rare reptile is seldom seen due to its burrowing lifestyle and the fact that it hibernates for up to nine months of the year.

As a result of habitat loss this desert reptile is becoming scarce. Its conservation status has been Vulnerable since the ‘80’s.

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Perentie Facts: Discover The Largest Lizard In Australia (And The Fourth-Largest Lizard In The World)

Perentie facts, pictures and information. The perentie is a species of monitor lizard native to Australia. It is Australia’s largest lizard, reaching lengths of over 2 metres.

This fearsome reptile is seldom encountered in the wild, as it inhabits remote areas well away from human habitation.

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