Archive For The “Wildlife” Category

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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Plan To Ease Monkey Overpopulation With Colonies On Phuket Islets

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Plan To Ease Monkey Overpopulation With Colonies On Phuket Islets

Five uninhabited small islands in Phuket province have been chosen as possible monkey colonies Public hearings for the plan to release wild monkeys from various provinces that are overcrowded with monkeys to these small islands will be held later this month. “Surveys show there are five islets in Phuket that should be able to serve…

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Centipedes And Millipedes In Thailand

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Centipedes And Millipedes In Thailand

These giant centipedes are also known as Chinese Red Headed Centipedes and Asian Forest Centipedes. You may find them underneath rocks, tree logs, damp foliage or partially buried in loose damp soil. They have also been known to shelter inside shoes, so beware. They prey on worms, spiders, insects and even other centipedes which they…

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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…

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Snakes In Your Garden

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Snakes In Your Garden

  In the previous articles we have looked at the King Cobra and the Malayan Pit Viper, both highly dangerous snakes. But what of those that you might encounter when tending or relaxing in your beautiful garden? If you see a snake in your garden, the chances are it is harmless. However, some non-venomous ones…

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Erik The Viking To The Rescue As King Cobras Move In But Don’t Believe Everything You Read

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Erik The Viking To The Rescue As King Cobras Move In But Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Southern Thailand snake catchers turned to the expertise of a Danish man when two king cobras returned to seek vengeance on a Thai man. Three of the four metre long beasts had invaded the home of Somjet Khonsamma at the weekend. He attacked one with a stick but the other two fled the scene. However,…

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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…

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Malayan Pit Viper In Udon Thani

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Malayan Pit Viper In Udon Thani

Continuing our series of articles about snakes in Thailand, we are going to look at the snake responsible for most envenomations in Thailand. As a pupil and a teacher I have learned that most rules have exceptions and we have a case in hand here. It is common knowledge that snakes are shy and usually…

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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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