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September 14, 2017 2:13 AM Fanged creature found on beach after Hurricane Harvey

TEXAS CITY, United States: A rarely seen, strange-looking sea creature that washed up on a Texas beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has been identified as a type of eel, reports said on Thursday (Sep 14). "I've already got a huge interest in wildlife, especially birds and ocean creatures, but it was so unexpected to see it there on the beach

September 13, 2017 10:23 AM Man, 33, fined $6,600 for possessing and keeping illegal wildlife

SINGAPORE - A 33-year-old man has been fined $6,600 for possessing and keeping illegal wildlife, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Wednesday (Sept 13). It had received a tip-off on Feb 28 that Lim Kok Huat was allegedly selling illegal wildlife online. Working with the informant, the agency monitored his activities and conducted a sting 8

September 2, 2017 1:49 AM New trail on St John's island marking out its history and vast biodiversity

SINGAPORE - The National Parks Board (NParks) is beefing up offerings on idyllic St John's Island by launching a 2.8 km trail marking out its history, natural habitats and vast biodiversity. On Saturday (Sept 2), Second Minister for National Development and Home Affairs Desmond Lee launched the new trail, along with other features, at St John's Island 7

September 1, 2017 5:02 PM Staten Island landfill-turned-park shows nature's resilience

NEW YORK: A former New York landfill transforming into a park is stirring scientists and environmental researchers to birdsong as wildlife flock to a haven once known as the world's biggest garbage dump. Scavenger seagulls, which once feasted on the daily dumps of up to 29,000 tons of solid waste in Staten Island's Freshkills Park, are being replaced 7

August 31, 2017 8:24 AM Singapore Zoo in Travellers’ Choice awards' top 5 in the world

SINGAPORE: Singapore Zoo is among the top five zoos in the world in the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards given out yearly by American travel website company TripAdvisor. The zoo is the only Asian winner in the top ten ranking, according to a media release by Wildlife Reserves Singapore on Thursday (Aug 31). It is ranked fourth behind Spain's Loro Parque 3

August 31, 2017 7:55 AM Singapore's zoo ranked No. 4 in the world, best in Asia on TripAdvisor

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Zoo has been recognised as one of the top five zoos in the world by travel website TripAdvisor, in its 2017 Traveller’s Choice awards. The Singapore Zoo is in fourth place and is the only Asian winner in the top 10. Coming in top is Spain’s Loro Parque, followed by the United States’ San Diego Zoo in California, then Britain’s 4

August 31, 2017 3:05 AM Get discounts, free food top-ups with BYO receptacles at 220 shops

SINGAPORE — With perks such as discounts and free food add-ons at supermarkets, cafes and food outlets, a national campaign aims to nudge Singaporeans to use their own reusable receptacles when they shop or dine, in a bid to prune the use of plastic disposables. The new Bring Your Own (BYO) Singapore campaign, which kicks off on Friday (Sept 1), will see 14 retailers 20

August 17, 2017 6:56 AM Another baby dolphin dies from stress after being mobbed by tourists

The dolphins is one of the world's most majestic creatures, and humans often go to great lengths just to capture a photo of it. However, such unwarranted attention could turn fatal, as another stranded baby dolphin died after being mishandled and photographed by overzealous tourists. According to The Telegraph, curious beachgoers in Mojacar, Almeria 2

August 12, 2017 7:44 PM Serial-killer elephant shot dead in India

A rogue elephant, who trampled 15 people to death in eastern India, has been shot dead in an elaborate hunt involving forest guards and sharpshooters. The wild elephant, believed to be about 25-years-old, had killed four people in Bihar in March before it crossed over to neighbouring Jharkhand state where it crushed 11 people to death. Forest authorities 8

August 12, 2017 5:33 PM Hunter fells elephant that killed 15 in India

NEW DELHI: India's top hunter told on Saturday (Aug 12) how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March. Nawab Shafat Ali Khan told AFP he shot the elephant late Friday just hours after being called in by authorities. Saturday was World Elephant Day. Khan said he shot the elephant at point-blank range, but before 9