• Scales and Tales: One aviary that can use your old Christmas tree

    WTOP told you about how your old cut Christmas tree could be used at some of the aviaries in Maryland state parks. WTOP got a look inside one of those aviaries to meet some of the creatures that would enjoy your old tree in their enclosures.

  • Loggerhead hatchlings on display at Virginia Aquarium

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Four loggerhead turtle hatchlings will be on display before taking on a role in Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s conservation efforts. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1lmYvLr ) that each year,…

  • Deadly disease threatens world’s amphibians

    The threat of the Ebola virus has generated concern across the globe. Among wildlife ecologists, another deadly virus is raising worldwide alarm: the ranavirus.

  • Md. wildlife officials urge public not to buy pet turtles

    If you have childhood memories of running though your house, posing like a ninja and yelling \”Turtle Power!\” then you\’re probably thrilled that your heroes Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo are back in a live action picture. But Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials are worried that the new movie could trigger a pet turtle market that could threaten children\’s health and the health of native turtle species.