Archive For The “Wildlife” Category

Sea Snake Warnings On Phuket Beaches

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Sea Snake Warnings On Phuket Beaches

On Monday (Sept 3), local resident Khomsan Phansangiam took a video clip after finding a sea snake on Nai Yang Beach. He said, “I found the sea snake between 3-4pm on Nai Yang Beach in an area near the path beside Phuket International Airport. I didn’t know what to do and want tourists be warned…

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New Zealand Urges Tourists To Avoid Riding Elephants

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New Zealand Urges Tourists To Avoid Riding Elephants

New Zealand travellers are being told to steer clear of elephant riding due to the severe abuse the animals face. Intrepid Travel co-founder Geoff Manchester released shocking footage on Sunday – which happens to be World Elephant Day – to show tourists the dark side of elephant riding in Thailand. “A female elephant will be…

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Ducks On The Menu When Huge Python Spends Night In Noodle Shop

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Ducks On The Menu When Huge Python Spends Night In Noodle Shop

That feeling when you get so big, one duck isn’t enough. Animal rescue workers in the southern province of Krabi said it took them hours to subdue the largest python they’ve encountered this year after it was discovered on Friday snacking on a noodle shop’s ducks. The 6-metre python, which weighed a whopping 51 kilograms,…

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Thailand Celebrates National Elephant Day

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Thailand Celebrates National Elephant Day

Thailand celebrated the National Elephant Day yesterday with various elephant camps and zoos across the country holding activities to promote elephant protection. Some elephant parks also held Buddhist rituals where the animals are thoroughly scrubbed and showered before monks are invited to perform ceremonies to wipe away bad luck and wish for good luck for…

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Wild Tiger Population In Thailand Increases

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Wild Tiger Population In Thailand Increases

Thailand has been successful in its effort to increase wild tiger population, especially in Huay Kha Khang wildlife sanctuary, the National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department (DNP) deputy director-general Pinsak Suraswadi, said yesterday. Disclosure of the increasing tigers living in the wild was made as the country joined the world to mark the UN…

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Snakes Alive! Husband And Wife Arrested Taking More Than A Ton Of Serpents To Laos

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Snakes Alive! Husband And Wife Arrested Taking More Than A Ton Of Serpents To Laos

Police in Bung Karn province on the Laotian border said they had arrested a husband and wife who were transporting snakes to Laos. Officers’ suspicions were aroused by a van parked with its engine on for a long time. Inside they found 1,362 kilograms worth of protected snake species. There were 209 cobras and 162…

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Killer Elephant Being Hunted In Five Provinces

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Killer Elephant Being Hunted In Five Provinces

Dozens of local officials in five provinces are hunting a wandering wild male elephant that has killed four people, in order to chase it back into the forest. People in Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Sa Kaew provinces have warned about the elephant but said he should be easy to spot because he has…

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Python Reveals Its Last Meal After Capture !

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Python Reveals Its Last Meal After Capture !

It is often said that Thais can eat anything but even the locals were in for a shock yesterday when they found what a python had swallowed. Following a successful snake catching at a Samut Songkram house the foundation staff of Sawang Benjatham were amazed to see the python regurgitate its meal in the back…

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Golden Triangle Is ‘Ground Zero’ For Wildlife Trafficking: WWF

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Golden Triangle Is ‘Ground Zero’ For Wildlife Trafficking: WWF

Tigers,elephants, bears and pangolins are four of the most widely traded species in the Golden Triangle border area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF )released yesterday. Rhinos, serow, helmeted hornbill, gaur, leopards and turtles round out the list of endangered species that are openly sold…

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Wild Elephant Chompoo Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Stream

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Wild Elephant Chompoo Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Stream

The wild male elephant which was rescued from Khlong Chompoo in the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park in Phitsanulok’s Noen Maprang district and brought to the elephant hospital in Lampang for treatment has died, wildlife officials have confirmed. The elephant, which has been named “Chompoo”, was swept away by flash flood and fell into Khlong…

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