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  • Tom 10:14 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: animal, , , Asian Wild Dogs, , Chamois, Chimpanzees, , Cockatoos, Crocodiles, Dusit Zoo, , , Khao Khiao, Khao Khiao Open Zoo, Lemurs, Macaws, Masai Mara, , Orangutans, sicknesses, , Squirrels, , Thai monkeys, , Tortoises, White Tigers,   

    Animals at Khao Khiao Open Zoo are protected against cold weather 

    The Khao Khiao Open Zoo in Chon Buri has come up with measures to keep the animals warm in the upcoming cool spell.

    Khao Khiao Open Zoo’s Director Mr Apidet Singhaseni said the zoo had prepared the spotlights as well as hay and dry leaves to cover the ground to prevent the animals from sicknesses from cold weather. Some animal species had the ability to maintain their body temperature, still the zoo would not overlook their healths. (More …)

  • Tom 11:26 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: animal, , Chakri Naruebet, , cosmetic, females, GPS, , , HTMS Chakri Naruebet, , jellyfish, , Koh Kram, microchip, , , plastic bags, , , , Sea Turtle, seafarers, shells, Sri Lanka, , , , ,   

    Navy to the rescue! 

    What more appropriate source of aid for the imperilled turtle than a body of seafarers?

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    Apart from providing a semi-permanent berth for the world’s smallest and the Kingdom’s only aircraft carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, and operating a restaurant which serves up some surprisingly tasty seafood dishes (cooked by navy personnel, no less!), the country’s largest naval base in Sattahip, a district of Chon Buri, is also the unlikely home for a sea turtle conservation centre.

    Commercial turtle fishery was outlawed in Thailand back in 1947 and since 1950 the Royal Thai Navy has been responsible for the welfare of sea turtles born along the Chon Buri coast and on islands off Sattahip. Of these, Koh Kram boasts the largest turtle hatchery in the country and is the birthplace of some 30,000 of the little critters each year. (More …)

  • Tom 5:45 pm on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: animal, , Bangkok streets, , , , , , , Thai elephant, Thai elephants, , timber   

    Artificial insemination projects to increase elephant population 

    photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    The elephant population in Thailand has decreased to less than 5,000 as they have been abandoned and left uncared. Concern authorities have made efforts to increase the huge animal’s population through artificial insemination projects.

    Phang Sommai is the latest casualty at the Elephant Conservation Centre in northern Lampang province. Her palms were seriously injured and she cannot walk.

    Phang Sommai’s injuries highlight the plight of Thai elephants. Some lost their legs after stepping on landmines while dragging timber in the forest. Many others were wounded by cars while roaming Bangkok’s streets as a result of their mahouts’ exploitation. (More …)

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