Archive For The “Wildlife” Category

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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June May Be Over But Still Be Aware Of The Risks Of Snake Bite

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June May Be Over But Still Be Aware Of The Risks Of Snake Bite

Those of you who follow the Thai news may remember the flurry of stories about snakes that were told online throughout June last year. In fact as the rainy season started to bite so did the snakes! Chief of the worrying tales was the story of the man who spent several days in hospital after…

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Wild Elephant Attacks And Kills Woman In Chonburi

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Wild Elephant Attacks And Kills Woman In Chonburi

A woman was killed when she was attacked by a wild elephant in the Nong Yai district of Chon Buri province on Wednesday night, police said. The victim was identified as Saithong Khamphranang, 58. Her son, Rung-aroon Thanomklang, told police that his mother was lighting a fire behind their house in Moo 4 village in…

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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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