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Myanmar monk offers temple sanctuary for threatened snakes

December 04, 2020 9:45 AM

A 69-year-old monk has created a refuge for snakes at the Seikta Thukha TetOo monastery in Yangon.

China's fur farms see opportunity as countries cull mink over coronavirus fears

December 03, 2020 3:32 PM

SHANGCUN/SHANGHAI(REUTERS) - As millions of mink are culled in Europe amid fears they could spread the novel coronavirus, struggling Chinese suppliers are defying calls for their business to be banned and taking advantage of a surge in global prices for the prized fur.

Cambodia ready to welcome 'world's loneliest elephant'

November 30, 2020 1:20 PM

"Cambodia is ready to welcome Kaavan," deputy environment minister Neth Pheaktra told AFP.

British pianist's velvety tones soothe Thailand's hungry monkeys

November 23, 2020 4:55 PM

The macaques are instantly drawn as he plays Greensleeves, Beethoven's Fur Elise and Michael Nyman's Diary of Love.

Japan faces worst wild bear attacks in five years

November 20, 2020 10:31 AM

Between April and September this year, wild bears were spotted 13,670 times across Japan.

Construction in land-starved Hong Kong shrinks wild buffaloes habitat

November 16, 2020 12:12 PM

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Construction activity on one of Hong Kong's largest islands is shrinking the habitat of its wild buffaloes, forcing them to search for food in residential areas, where barbed wire and building waste can injure them.

To scare off wild bears, Japanese city calls in the 'monster wolf'

November 16, 2020 12:01 PM

TOKYO (NYTIMES) - The wild bears were becoming more than a nuisance, lumbering into a small Japanese city on the northern island of Hokkaido in search of food and increasing the risk of deadly encounters with humans.

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