Archive For The “Wildlife” Category

Snake Attacks Man On Motorbike But Gets Taken Out By Following Car

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Snake Attacks Man On Motorbike But Gets Taken Out By Following Car

In a short but popular video clip, a very determined snake attempted to pull off an epic attack by darting at a speeding motorcyclist on the road. Luckily, the man dodged the bite as the serpent fell flat on the ground and was probably run over by an oncoming car. Karma’s a bitch. The man…

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Thai Couple Recklessly Goad A Wild Elephant In Khao Yai Valley National Park

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Thai Couple Recklessly Goad A Wild Elephant In Khao Yai Valley National Park

A Thai couple stupidly tried to provoke a wild elephant to chase their car causing cars coming the other way to reverse due to fear for their safety. The incident was shown on video footage posted online on Monday by a popular Thai-based page “Yak Dang Diew Jadhai V4” (https://www.facebook.com/togetherisone/). The page criticised the couple’s…

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High Hopes For Thailand’s Tiger Population To Double By 2022

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High Hopes For Thailand’s Tiger Population To Double By 2022

The discovery of at least six cubs in Thap Lan National Park, which connects to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, is giving conservationists hope that Thailand will be able to double its tiger population by 2022. The precise location of the discovery of the cubs has been kept secret to prevent…

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Wildlife Officials Hunt Thai Poachers After Photos Put On Facebook

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Wildlife Officials Hunt Thai Poachers After Photos Put On Facebook

National park officials said on Wednesday they are hunting for poachers who have been showing off their illegal kills and trading protecting species online. Wildlife officials are trying to find eight people after images they shared in a closed Facebook group of animals they killed – porcupines, monkeys, flying squirrels, leopard cats, rare birds and…

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Huge Haul Of Rhino Horns Seized At Airport

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Huge Haul Of Rhino Horns Seized At Airport

        Thai customs have seized 21 rhino horns with an estimated value of 4.12 million GBP. It is the largest such seizure in Thailand for years . Thailand has become a major transit point for the trade in endangered species to other Asian countries. The seizure of the nearly 50 kg (110…

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Malawi Ivory Seized At Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Malawi Ivory Seized At Suvarnabhumi Airport

Officials on Tuesday confiscated more than 300kg of elephant tusks from Malawi at Suvarnabhumi airport and arrested a Gambian national on charges of ivory smuggling and violating customs laws. The seizure was announced Tuesday by the Customs Department, the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation, and police. The tusks, 422 individual pieces worth…

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Buriram Man Arrested With Smuggled Crocodile Skins

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Buriram Man Arrested With Smuggled Crocodile Skins

A Buriram man was arrested on Monday with several dozen crocodile hides that had been smuggled into the country from Cambodia, police said. Patcharapol Chinram, 27, of Buriram’s Muang district, was apprehended after the Honda City car he was driving failed to stop when signalled to at a police-military checkpoint at Ban Huay Khrai intersection…

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Last Surviving Giant Stingray To Be Released Back Into The Wild

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Last Surviving Giant Stingray To Be Released Back Into The Wild

Following the deaths of over 50 giant freshwater stingrays in the Mae Klong River in October, the sole survivor of those rescued is to be returned to its natural habitat. The stingray, nicknamed “Mae Buaban”, is being kept at the Samut Songkhram Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre. Authorities say it will be released back…

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Bad Weather Blamed For Bear’s Fatal Helicopter Plunge

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Bad Weather Blamed For Bear’s Fatal Helicopter Plunge

Following a recent article about a bear falling from a helicopter as it was being transported to a return to the wild, a member of the team involved has hit back at allegations of negligence. Thanatip Chaiyos, a volunteer photographer, was part of a mission to move the five-year-old Asian black bear back to forest,…

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Tiger Temple To Reopen In March Under New Name

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Tiger Temple To Reopen In March Under New Name

Armed with a zoo permit and a brand new set of tigers, the people behind the infamous Tiger Temple plan to reopen for business in March. Eight months after officials raided and shut down the temple, where they discovered a grotesque operation where tiger parts were harvested for magic amulets and energy drinks, a new…

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