Archive For The “Wildlife” Category

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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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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