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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Phuket Croc Search Moves To Kata Noi Beach Which Has Been Closed To Swimmers

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Phuket Croc Search Moves To Kata Noi Beach Which Has Been Closed To Swimmers

The search for crocodile previously seen swimming off Yanui and Nai harn beaches moved to Kata Noi Beach today after staff from a nearby hotel saw the aquatic reptile crawling on the beach. Leading today’s inspection of Kata Noi Beach were Karon Mayor Tawee Thongcham, Vice Admiral Somnuk Preampramot, Commander of the Royal Thai Navy…

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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 kilograms,…

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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 can…

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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 for…

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Malayan Pit Viper In Khon Kaen

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Malayan Pit Viper In Khon Kaen

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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Number One Snake In Thailand…Meet The King Cobra

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Number One Snake In Thailand…Meet The King Cobra

Following on from the article on how to deal with a venomous snake bite, I would like to examine individual snakes which are found in Thailand. The locals call the King Cobra” Number One” snake, so it would be logical to deal with what is probably the most famous snake in the world first. It…

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