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Indian held in Dhaka for smuggling tortoises


August 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) An Indian was Tuesday arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle over 100 baby tortoises, officials said.The tortoises were in two suitcases to ... Read more...

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Chinese man raises 6,000 crocodiles


July 10th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A farmer and entrepreneur in China has built the largest private crocodile farm in the country that raises around 6,100 crocodiles.Yao Shaojun, from Funing city in ... Read more...

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3,600 crocodiles rescued in China


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Around 3,600 smuggled Siamese crocodiles have been saved by police from being served as exotic dishes in China's Guangxi Zhuang region, Xinhua reported Saturday.Veterinarians provided medical ... Read more...

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Wild animals killed 17 in Mozambique


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Maputo, June 22 (IANS) Wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants and lions have killed at least 17 people in a Mozambican province this year, according to Radio Mozambique.Over 40 people ... Read more...

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The crocs of Bhitarkanika: A problem of plenty? (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhitarkanika (Odisha), May 21 (IANS) It is a tiny piece of heaven on the Odisha coast. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is where the world's largest living reptile, the estuarine crocodile, ... Read more...

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Bhitarkanika bans tourist entry as crocodiles breed


May 15th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A two-and-half-month ban on the entry of tourists and visitors to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha began Tuesday as the crocodile breeding season was underway, ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

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Three crocodiles escape custody in China


April 19th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Three crocodiles broke loose and escaped in China while being moved to a new location in the Yancheng Safari Park in Jiangsu province.Two of them were ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to catch man-eating crocodiles


April 13th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wildlife department has launched an operation to catch man-eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages.The wildlife department is searching river banks in parts of ... Read more...

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Three tigers among 69 animals killed in Chhattisgarh


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 23 (IANS) Three tigers were among 69 animals killed in the wild in Chhattisgarh since 2009-10, while the state government has spent a little over Rs.116 crore on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Meet the planet’s most powerful biters


March 19th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) A 17 ft Australian saltwater crocodile exerts the most powerful bite on earth, recorded at 3,700 pounds, beating a wild American alligator with a 2,980-pound ... Read more...

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Wild animals cause havoc in Mozambique province


February 16th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 16 (IANS) Wild animals are creating havoc in a province in the southern African nation of Mozambique. At least 16 people have been killed in animal attacks, ... Read more...

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Karnataka ministers were only watching porn and not doing it: Parrikar


February 9th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) The three Karnataka ministers who were sacked for watching porn clips in the state assembly were "only watching and not doing it in action", a BJP ... Read more...

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Crocodile ‘given bikini wax and pedicure’


November 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darwin, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian spa has gotten into the news after they gave one lucky crocodile a real treat. The spa did a complete ‘bikini wax procedure’ on the ... Read more...

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Funeral of Pocho the Crocodile held in Costa Rica


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siquirres, Costa Rica, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crocodile was given a celebrity funeral in Costa Rica recently. The animal which is named Pocho became an instant Internet hit when the owner ... Read more...

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Kashmir: Nostalgically frozen in time


October 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The salubrious heights of Kashmir stand frozen -- somewhat early in the year perhaps -- but with a difference. An exhibition of photographs, dated between 1857 and ... Read more...

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100 crocodiles escape from flood-hit Thailand farm


October 11th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS) Thai authorities are looking for about 100 crocodiles that escaped from a farm in a flood-hit province.About 100 crocodiles escaped Sunday when the crocodile farm in ... Read more...

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Crocodile kills minor in Uttar Pradesh


September 16th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) A crocodile killed a 10-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district, officials said Friday.The crocodile attacked Anjali, a native of Kaharigarh village, Thursday while she ... Read more...

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Animal protection group cries foul at ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi-4′


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) Saturday objected to what it termed "cruelty and mistreatment" of animals on the reality show "Khatron Ke ... Read more...

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West African dwarf crocodiles seized in London


June 10th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities entered a house in London on a mission but they ended seizing four West African dwarf crocodiles at the premises. The animals were being kept in ... Read more...

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Crocodiles in bedroom shock police team


June 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) A team of policemen on a routine visit to a suburban home in south London had the shock of their life when they found four crocodiles ... Read more...

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Crocodiles delay voting in South Africa


May 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 19 (IANS) The opening of a polling booth was delayed by a few hours in a South African province after giant crocodiles in a river made it impossible ... Read more...

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Chameleon, baby crocodiles found at Mexican airport


April 25th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Two baby crocodiles and a chameleon were found hidden in crates during a routine baggage inspection conducted by federal law enforcement agents at the Mexico ... Read more...

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‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Oz fisherman survives after battling with 4m crocodile for 15 minutes


March 10th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 10 (ANI): A fisherman in Australia has escaped death after he battled with a 4m crocodile for 15 minutes to free himself from the animal's jaws before help arrived.Todd ... Read more...

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Australian punches attacking croc, escapes


February 6th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) A north Queensland man who was grabbed by a crocodile while swimming in a popular waterhole escaped by punching the reptile repeatedly on the head.The 37-year-old man was ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills 34 animals at Mexican zoo


February 6th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) At least 34 animals, including two crocodiles and a monkey, died at a zoo in Chihuahua state from the cold wave that have affected northern Mexico ... Read more...

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Nepal ‘jails’ blind rhino for manslaughter


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 28 (IANS) Authorities in western Nepal have slapped a one-year "jail term" on a blind rhinoceros who killed a man last year.In remote Bardiya district in the farwest, ... Read more...

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Charles was called ‘pommie b*****d’ in Australia


January 27th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Prince Charles, Britain's heir to the throne, has said the floods in Australia brought back memories of the six months he spent there as a teenager, when ... Read more...

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Being called ‘Pommy bastard’ in Oz shaped my character: Prince Charles


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 27 (ANI): While sympathising with Australia over its recent devastating floods, Prince Charles revealed his 'huge affection' for the Australians who called him a 'Pommy bastard' in his youth and ... Read more...

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1,654 crocodiles in Orissa park


January 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The estuarine crocodile population in Orissa's Bhitarkanika National Park has gone up to 1,654 from last year's 1,610, officials said Sunday.Disclosing the results of the annual estuarine or ... Read more...

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Bull sharks spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Oz


January 14th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): A couple of bull sharks have been spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Australia, 30km from the coast.Butcher Steven Bateman spotted two swimming near his Goodna shop, ... Read more...

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‘Great-grandmother’ of crocodiles that lived 225mn yrs ago found


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered the world's oldest known crocodile ancestor that lived in what is now West Texas 225 million years ago.The toothy animal, yet to be officially named, ... Read more...

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3D Scan To Reveal Details Of Colossal Sea Monster Pilosaur


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The hitherto unknown facts about a massive sea monster named Pliosaur are going to be unveiled courtesy the very powerful CT scanners in the UK. ... Read more...

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