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World’s deadliest snake found in Essex


August 31st, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Essex, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The deadliest snake in the world has just reached Essex from India. The snake was transported to the UK on a container ship from India. The snake ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in Entertainment |

18 feet python found in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) An 18 feet python, carrying a record 87 eggs, has been captured in Florida.The huge Myanmarese python, weighing about 70 kg, is the biggest ever found ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Three lion cubs die at Chhattisgarh zoo


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Three new-born lion cubs at the famous Nandan Van on the outskirts of the Chhattisgarh capital died Friday, shocking animal lovers and zoo officials.A senior zoo ... Read more...

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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 |

Eight held with snake venom in Goa


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Goa for illegally possessing snake venom worth Rs.1.5 crore, police said Tuesday.Police said the eight, who were arrested on a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PETA to snake charmers: Use fake snakes on Nag Panchami


July 20th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) As Hindus gear up to celebrate the Nag Panchami festival Monday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Friday urged snake charmers to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rude flight attendants could be good thing, for a change (The Funny Side)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
As we begin our descent, all passengers should stow their tray tables and shut their stupid mouths. A Japanese low-cost airline offers something truly unusual: rude flight attendants. The customer relationship ... 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 |

Robot squirrels battle rattlesnakes


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Robot squirrels have been sent into the wilds of California to battle against rattlesnakes, it was reported here Wednesday.The robo-rodents will bravely endure the bites of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain to ban wild animals from circuses


March 1st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Travelling circuses in Britain will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, a media report said Thursday.Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the "outdated" practice ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dia Mirza poses in ad against animal skin trade (With Image)


March 1st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has posed as a snake to raise her voice against animal skin trade in an ad for animal rights organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Males snakes pursue same sex with high estrogen


February 12th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) High estrogen levels could unwittingly wreck one's sexuality and love life -- so beware.Male snakes implanted with a small capsule that raised their estrogen level ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

In Sabarimala, a season of crowds, snakes and pickpockets


January 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Jan 9 (IANS) Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why Damon cried like a baby?


December 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon cried like a baby after seeing snakes on the sets of their new movie "We Bought a Zoo", says co-star Scarlett Johansson."He ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

100 snakes, 70 tortoises found in German hotel


December 12th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police found 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 frogs in a hotel room in the western German city of Cologne, local media said Sunday.The discovery ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Snake-charmer uses reptiles to remind officials of assured land


December 1st, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) A snake-charmer let loose a number of snakes in a government office of a small Uttar Pradesh town to shake up government officials who would not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian farmers dump bags of snakes in tax office


November 30th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clerks and visitors at a tax office in a village in India had to flee for dear life when two farmers registered their protest by dumping snakes ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

PETA criticises Witherspoon


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Animal rights group PETA has criticised actress Reese Witherspoon after she was spotted carrying a designer bag made of python skin.People for the Ethical Treatment of ... Read more...

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Daisy Lowe is fearless


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Model Daisy Lowe says she thinks being fearless is the key to becoming a successful model.The 22-year-old daughter of Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale loves her ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jonathan McGowan lives off roadkill for the last 30 years


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man believes it is “wicked” to let roadkills go waste. 44-year-old Jonathan McGowan says he has lived on animals found dead along the road and ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man found with snakes & tortoise in his pants at Miami Airport


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man tried to board a Brazilian-bound plane from Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises concealed in his pants! Officials of the Transportation Security Administration said ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Raymond Hoser lets a snake bite his daughter


August 10th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A snake handler used his 10-year-old daughter to prove that a snake feared to be deadly is in fact not that dangerous because he has de-venomised the ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Where children conduct their parents’ marriage (Feature with images)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 9 (IANS) Among the Bhil tribal community in Gujarat's Dang district, youths very often conduct the marriage of their parents! This is among the many quaint customs ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Crocodile, boa constrictor seized at Mexican market


July 27th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 180 animals, including a boa constrictor, crocodile and owl were confiscated by Mexican authorities from vendors at a street market here that specialises ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fossilized primitive pregnant lizard found in China


July 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 120-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant lizard has been found in China, BBC reported Thursday.The fossil is a complete 30 cm lizard with over a dozen ... Read more...

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Want to adopt a lion? (Sidebar, to go with Wildlife guardians: Adoptions rise at Van Vihar)


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Following are the annual rates of adoption of animals at Van Vihar. A form for adopting animals is available at the director and assistant director's offices at Van Vihar.Lion - For ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

To kill self, woman gets bitten by snake


June 20th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) A woman committed suicide by getting herself bitten by a venomous snake, it was reported here.Aleta Stacey, 56, is believed to have let herself get bitten ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Snake stolen from Mumbai zoo


May 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) For the first time in its 150-year history, the Mumbai zoo has recorded a daring theft -- a live Red Sand Boa snake, which some wrongly ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Get stadium ready or miss Messi magic, says minister


May 25th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Unless the Salt Lake Stadium is revamped on a war footing, the city might miss the opportunity to watch Lionel Messi and the Argentine national football ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Four held with snakes of endangered species


May 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Four poachers, including three from Nepal, have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh along with Sand Boa snakes, an endangered species, an official said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Snake-charmers protest with snakes outside Dikshit residence


April 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pipe-playing snake charmers with their dancing snakes staged a unique protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence Monday demanding the inclusion of the community ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Male snake choose to ‘abandon food source than losing their penis’


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that fight or flee Snakes on a small Taiwanese island would rather abandon a food source than risk losing their twin penis.In their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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