reptiles

Russian caught smuggling 320 turtles from Mexico


September 6th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mexican authorities have detained a Russian who tried to smuggle 320 rare turtles out of Mexico, an environmental official said.Mexico's deputy environmental prosecutor Sergio Herrera ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Slash launches wildlife charity


August 24th, 2012 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Aug 24 (IANS) Rapper Slash has joined hands with Steve Irwin's father to launch a wildlife foundation.The former Guns N' Roses star helped Irwin's father Bob to launch the ... Read more...

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Leisurely sea diving hurt dinos


August 17th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Dinosaur-like creatures may have scarred themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving and not from resurfacing too quickly, as previously believed.A recent study identified bone deformities on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alligator chomps off hand that fed it


July 30th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A boat captain in the US has been charged with unlawfully feeding an alligator after the reptile bit off his hand in Florida Everglades, one of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in World |

‘Punish Thane man for illegally possessing snakes’


April 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, April 11 (IANS) An animal protection group Wednesday demanded action against a snake rescuer and trainer in Maharashtra's Thane district for what it called illegal possession of reptiles, one ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sexual reproduction has genetic advantages


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Courtship rituals can be a full-time activity, demanding time and effort, but now scientists have discovered why it might be worth it. Animals and plants which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Uzbek woman held with 2,000 tortoises


April 5th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 64-year-old Uzbek woman has been detained in Russia while trying to smuggle over 2,000 tortoises into the country, the interior ministry said.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in World News |

A hard case to crack


May 31st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) As many as 14 tortoises, including some that were over 100 years old, were stolen from a greenhouse in Britain, a media report said Tuesday.A forensic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tiger reserve in Jharkhand ravaged by forest fire


March 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu (Jharkhand), Mar.25 (ANI): The Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand has been ravaged by fire for several weeks now and forest officials are desperately trying to douse the fire, day and night.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fossils of oldest flying reptile found in Texas


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Fossils discovered in Texas from a flying reptile known as pteranodon that died 89 million years ago may be the oldest of its kind in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

5-Foot Long Monitor Lizard Reunites With Owner


January 27th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 5 foot long 'friendly' monitor lizard returned to his owner Wednesday but not before the California neighbourhood was scared of him. The mild natured ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Global warming 300mn years ago ‘triggered the arrival of the dinos’


November 30th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago, which triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved the way for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giraffe-sized dinos pole-vaulted to fly


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A giraffe-sized dinosaur, previously thought to be too heavy to fly, virtually pole-vaulted over its own wings to be airborne, scientists said.Mark Witton, palaeontologist from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists discover new lizard species at a buffet


November 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hanoi, Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are stunned that previously undocumented lizard specie has been on the menu of the people of Vietnam for many years. The specie’s discovery was as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A Fifth of Species Slides Toward Extinction; Sixth Mass Extinction Underway?


October 28th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One in every five of the world’s pant and animals species are at risk of extinction at this time, according to a shocking new study. The new count ... Read more...

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Scientists fear another round of mass extinction (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) One in five of the world's mammals, birds and fish are now endangered, indicating a possible sixth round of mass extinction in the Earth's history, scientists say.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PETA urges Victoria to shun reptile skins


October 21st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has been approached by the animal rights organisation PETA to reconsider using reptile skin in her new handbag collection.Victoria has created several different ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Even turtles and wasps need a little play time


October 20th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Watching kids and dogs playing is not an alien sight. However, what about a turtle or even a wasp? Well, it seems they play, too.Gordon Burghardt, a psychology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man held at Malaysian airport with 100 live reptiles in his bag


August 31st, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities at the Malaysia airport were dismayed when they came across 100 live reptiles in the bag of a man who has already been found guilty ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Second Alligator Spotted in Chicago River, On Northwest Side


August 24th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the second time, an alligator was seen swimming in the Chicago River this morning (Monday), this time on the Northwest side of the river, near the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

33 rare snakes confiscated in Shanghai


August 11th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 11 (IANS) Thirty-three rare snakes meant to be sold illegally in an aquatic products market in Shanghai were seized after a dealer was bitten by a poisonous species. The snakes were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Creationists teach Aussie schoolkids man, dinos walked together


August 1st, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): Fundamentalist Christians are hijacking Religious Instruction (RI) classes in Queensland, Australia, teaching primary school students that man and dinosaurs once walked the Earth together and that fossils prove ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Cat hoarding women put felines’ health at risk’


July 29th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 29 (ANI): Women are usually the ones who hoard cats, and even they have the animal's best interests at heart, they may be harming their health.According to Dr. Christiana ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jenna Dewan Tatum bares all for new PETA campaign


July 7th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): Jenna Dewan Tatum is the latest beauty to strip for a PETA campaign.In the "Wearing Exotic Skins Kills" ad, the actress has posed naked beneath a slick ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

7-Feet Long Gator Found In A Tampa Middle School


June 8th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by GD
It seems that as the mating season of the Alligators is nearing, the reptiles are busy finding a mate.On Monday a 7-feet long alligator was found in a middle School in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Now, crocodiles are Bangladesh’s new export item


June 5th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has a new item on its export list - crocodiles. The first consignment that has just left for Germany is worth $100,000, a media report said Saturday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lizards Dying Of Heat


May 14th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It appears that it is not just the human beings, who are encountering the warming of the earth and the consequent rising temperature. Apparently, global ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rattlesnake rodeos change


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It may be an aged Southern convention, but it is being compelled to change itself. Conservative associations and reptile specialists are pushing hard to bring ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Myleene Klass back for third jungle reality show


April 9th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Fans will again get to see the hot Myleene Klass sporting a white bikini as the star is set to re-enter the jungle for a BBC kids' series.Klass ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Secretive New Lizard Species Traced In Philippines


April 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Philippines, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Deep in the forests of Northern Philippines, a new species of lizard has been discovered. The reptile has been categorized as a variant of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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