Two invasive species, the American bullfrog and the brown tree snake, cost the world an estimated $16b between 1986 and 2020 by causing problems ranging from crop damage to power outages, according to a study
"We began breeding lizards 30 years ago," said Myyas Ahmed, the zoo’s general curator. "In the beginning we had a limited number, though now we have 53 lizards of multiple species, some of which are facing extinction.
Relying on donations for the roughly $300 a month needed to feed the snakes, Wilatha only keeps them until he feels they are ready to go back to the wild.
Mohamed Hamdy Boshta is now the owner of the Cairo Venom Company — a project housing 80,000 scorpions in various farms across Egypt as well as a range of snakes, also kept for their venom.
According to local media the crocodile had come out from Kali river and entered Kogilabana village in Karnataka.
Leatherback turtles are rare and protected animals. In Indonesia, these turtles have not been hunted and captured since 1987. Leatherback turtles are categorised as the 4th largest reptile in the world.
The treatment involves injecting carriers of genetic information into the brain to produce the protein, called hyper-interleukin-6, according to the university's website. The team is investigating if the treatment can be improved.
Justin Kobylka, a snake breeder in the US accidently bred a ball python with the shape of three smiley face emojis on its body and sold the designer reptile for $6,000 (Rs 4.3 lakh).
Video clip shows the monster reptile scaling a shelf of milk, knocking off cartons and causing onlookers to cry out in shock.
Frank Glaw, who was part of the international team of researchers that classified the new species and named it Brookesia nana said the body of the male specimen appeared to be just 13.5-millimeters-long (a little more than a 1/2-inch.)