Komodo dragon tears off toddler’s hand while he was playing

A 4-year-old boy had his hand bitten off by a Komodo dragon on Saturday afternoon.

Animals

Monkey thieves at Bali’s Uluwatu temple are more sophisticated than you thought, study suggests

Monkey thieves at Bali’s Uluwatu temple are more sophisticated than you thought, study suggests

Anytime one visits the Uluwatu temple in Bali, it’s just good sense to be cautious.

Authorities bury dead whale shark stranded on beach in Bali’s Karangasem regency

Authorities bury dead whale shark stranded on beach in Bali’s Karangasem regency

This is the second time in recent months that a member of the species was found in Bali.

Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach

Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach

Thieves may have gotten to the carcass of a sperm whale that recently washed ashore on a Bali beach before officials did.

11-year-old girl dies after eating pufferfish crackers in Bali

11-year-old girl dies after eating pufferfish crackers in Bali

An 11-year-old girl reportedly died from poisoning after eating crackers made out of pufferfish in Bali’s Buleleng regency.

Komodo Dragon vs Truck: Park officials announce temporary closure following viral ‘standoff’ photo

Komodo Dragon vs Truck: Park officials announce temporary closure following viral ‘standoff’ photo

The closure follows outrage from a widely circulated photo of a komodo dragon facing a truck in an ongoing “Jurassic Park” construction project spearheaded by the Indonesian...

Food running out in Bali’s animal conservation centers amid depleted funds

Food running out in Bali’s animal conservation centers amid depleted funds

Animal conservation centers across Indonesia are struggling to cover costs for food and medicine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Whale shark dies after getting stranded for hours on Bali beach

Whale shark dies after getting stranded for hours on Bali beach

A whale shark found washed ashore on Pekutatan Beach in Bali’s Jembrana regency earlier this morning has reportedly died due to exhaustion.

Authorities reportedly looking for man spotted beating dogs, threatening people on Batu Belig beach

Authorities reportedly looking for man spotted beating dogs, threatening people on Batu Belig beach

Videos of the man have sparked action from the local community today, who are sharing their sightings online in efforts to identify the man and alert the authorities.

Carcass of blue whale washes up on NTT beach

Carcass of blue whale washes up on NTT beach

The carcass of a giant blue whale washed up on a beach in East Nusa Tenggara yesterday afternoon, a sight that reportedly drew hundreds of onlookers for its sheer magnificence. 


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Coconuts Bali Animals

Coconuts Bali absolutely adores animals and so we make sure we get a healthy amount of animal stories in our news rotation. Since there is a fair share of farming in Bali, a number of our animals stories end up being about livestock and developments on that front. For instance, trespassing cows were grazing over an archaeological site in West Bali, seriously creating an uproar in the community. While another time, a cargo plane carrying thousands of sheep had to make an emergency landing in Bali. But not all animal stories on our sites are about the farm type, however. Many have to do with man’s best friend, Bali dogs. As cute and sweet as they are, Bali certainly has a stray dog problem. The island is overpopulated with unwanted dogs (only so many lucky tails get adopted into loving homes). This is coupled with a rabies outbreak. Not a pretty combination. As the provincial government contemplates how to reign this situation in, there have too often been reports of dog culling, despite the government and of course many animal protection NGOs pushing for sterilization and vaccination measures, instead. In the Bali “animals” section, let’s also not forget about aquatic life, us being on an island and all. Animal updates for us sometimes include stories on endangered sea turtles—whether they are hatchlings being released into the wild or, on a sadder note, being poached and caught in the hands of smugglers. Even though we don’t see them often, whales have also been in our headlines, but usually for sad stories involving their carcasses washing up on Bali beaches.