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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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Villagers Try To Rescue Young Elephant Stuck In Canal

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Villagers Try To Rescue Young Elephant Stuck In Canal

Local villagers tried hard on Tuesday to rescue a young wild elephant that had become stuck in mud in a canal after apparently being caught up in a flash flood in Phitsanulok’s Noen Maprang district. The animal, believed to be a male, is thought to be from Thung Salang Luang National Park, where it may…

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Oh Joy, New Species Of Venomous Snake Discovered In North Thailand

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Oh Joy, New Species Of Venomous Snake Discovered In North Thailand

  A species of poisonous snake never before found in Thailand has been discovered living in the nation’s northern Nan province. The Brown Spotted Pit Viper or for those who want to be really scientific the “protobothrops mucrosquamatus” is usually found in China and Taiwan. The snake was discovered in the wild in Nan when…

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Cambodian Man Helps Thais Capture Python……By Biting Its Tail !

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Cambodian Man Helps Thais Capture Python……By Biting Its Tail !

A Cambodian man volunteered to help out Thai rescuers catch a python — using the bizarre method of biting the serpent’s tail — after the Thais had spent three hours yanking on the snake that went hiding in a car’s engine without success. Early yesterday morning, rescuers in Samut Prakarn responded to a call from…

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Humans Must Learn To Live With Wild Elephants Expert Warns

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Humans Must Learn To Live With Wild Elephants Expert Warns

Forest preservation measures and a better understanding of animal behaviour will help find a sustainable solution to the problem of crop destruction by wild elephants, according to wildlife experts. There have been several reports in the past month of wild elephants encroaching on farmland near the forest, especially in the Eastern Region, destroying crops and…

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Runners In Narrow Escape As They Try To Take “Selfies” With Wild Elephant

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Runners In Narrow Escape As They Try To Take “Selfies” With Wild Elephant

Two runners, who tried to take a selfie with a wild elephant in Khao Yai National Park, had to sprint for their lives after it turned on them and chased them. Their encounter was captured by a Facebook user, Kamron Petprayoon, who was taking photos of the male elephant after spotting him on a roadside…

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Bull Elephant Cruelly Slaughtered For Its Tusks By Poachers

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Bull Elephant Cruelly Slaughtered For Its Tusks By Poachers

Forestry rangers are now combing the Nam Nao national park hunting for poachers after a bull elephant was killed and its tusks gouged out from the dying elephant. The brutal killing pattern of the elephant by the poachers was revealed by the head of the Nakhon Ratchasima-based Conservation Office 7 Mr Thakorn Lomstaporn yesterday. He…

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Elephant Foundation Creator Resigns Her Position

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Elephant Foundation Creator Resigns Her Position

The founder of Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation has stepped down as its secretary- general. Soraida Salwala, 60, announced her resignation on Facebook yesterday, explaining that the move was intended to pave the way for the selection of a qualified person as her successor. She ended her message with “I would like to extend…

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