Gianyar Police recover 13 endangered green turtles from parked car

Working on a public tip-off, officers from Gianyar Police secured 13 live green turtles from an Avanza vehicle parked beside the Ida Bagus Mantra bypass road in the village of Ketewel, Sukawati, late on Wednesday night. It is not yet known who the owner of the car is. Yesterday morning, officers from the Natural Resources ...

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Dwarf sperm whale found dead on Bali beach after rescue efforts fail

Dwarf sperm whale found dead on Bali beach after rescue efforts fail

The carcass of a dwarf sperm whale was discovered on Rangkan Beach in the east-coast village of Ketewel yesterday morning. The 2.2-meter long mammal had reportedly been stranded...

Bali schoolgirl dies from deadly cobra bite

Bali schoolgirl dies from deadly cobra bite

A 12-year old girl from Samplangan village in Gianyar died after being bitten by a snake, allegedly a cobra, in her sleep yesterday. Ismi Nursaubah was asleep in the back room of...

Rabies epidemic in Klungkung intensifies as owner gets bitten by her own dog

Rabies epidemic in Klungkung intensifies as owner gets bitten by her own dog

A Balinese woman collapsed after being bitten by her own rabies-infected dog at her home in the village of Tegak, Klungkung, on Friday. The news comes less than a month after nine...

Police seize stuffed exotic animals belonging to court registrar during Banyuwangi harbor raid

Police seize stuffed exotic animals belonging to court registrar during Banyuwangi harbor raid

While doing random inspections yesterday morning on vehicles entering Banyuwangi harbor, the port that connects East Java to Bali, Banyuwangi Police made a grisly discovery....

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

If you have your heart set of seeing a dragon in 2020, tourists will still be able to find them on other islands in Komodo National Park.

Wild macaques venture into Bali homes, allegedly due to development along the Ayung River

Wild macaques venture into Bali homes, allegedly due to development along the Ayung River

The rise in development near the Ayung River in Gianyar seems to have disturbed the long-tailed macaques that live in the area. Troops of monkeys have started to infiltrate...

East Nusa Tenggara: Governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

East Nusa Tenggara: Governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

The governor says that the islands have to be closed so that their populations of deers, the Komodo dragon's main source of food, can be replenished so the dragons don't end up...

Bali man discovers one of the world’s most endangered animals at his home

Bali man discovers one of the world’s most endangered animals at his home

A Denpasar resident was shocked to come across one of Indonesia’s most exotic mammals right on his doorstep on Saturday night. Upon hearing the frenzied barking a neighborhood...

Squirrel Smuggler: Australian tourist caught at Brisbane airport with live Bali squirrels

Squirrel Smuggler: Australian tourist caught at Brisbane airport with live Bali squirrels

A pair of live squirrels from Bali was seized by Australian Biosecurity and Border Force (ABF) at Brisbane Airport earlier this month. The animals were allegedly sneaked in by a...


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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.