Agung Watch 2017: Monkeys and snakes seen coming down the Bali volcano

Monkeys and snakes have been spotted coming down from Mt. Agung, the Bali volcano that’s been acting up and is currently on standby for a possible eruption. You know things are getting serious once the animals start getting the heck out of there. Snakes and monkeys have been increasingly creeping into residential areas for the ...

Animals

No more monkeying around: ‘monkey selfie’ case settled

No more monkeying around: ‘monkey selfie’ case settled

A bizarre two-year court battle over who owns the copyright of a "monkey selfie" which went viral was finally settled on Monday -- in favor of a British nature photographer.

Thousands of cows set sail: Surge in Bali cattle exports ahead of Idul Adha sacrifice holiday

Thousands of cows set sail: Surge in Bali cattle exports ahead of Idul Adha sacrifice holiday

Bali’s seen a surge in demand for cattle from other parts of the country ahead of the approaching Idul Adha holiday, where Muslims around Indonesia will sacrifice large...

Bali Zoo awarded Best Conservation Institution in Indonesia 2017

Bali Zoo awarded Best Conservation Institution in Indonesia 2017

Bali Zoo has been recognized by the Indonesian government as the best conservation institution in the country for 2017. The award was given to the Bali conservation park by the...

Stabbed by a swordfish: Briton had to get ‘sword’ surgically removed from neck after snorkeling trip at Bali’s Nusa Lembongan

Stabbed by a swordfish: Briton had to get ‘sword’ surgically removed from neck after snorkeling trip at Bali’s Nusa Lembongan

A British tourist had to have a swordfish’s bill surgically removed from his neck after getting stabbed by the animal during a snorkeling trip to Nusa Lembongan, a small island...

Under Pressure: Bali governor issues decree to end island’s dog meat trade

Under Pressure: Bali governor issues decree to end island’s dog meat trade

Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika has issued a circular, outlawing the dog meat trade on the island, effective immediately.  The move comes after mounting pressure from the...

Badung tourism office says tourists are not unwittingly eating dog meat, story is just ‘lies to smear Bali’s reputation’

Badung tourism office says tourists are not unwittingly eating dog meat, story is just ‘lies to smear Bali’s reputation’

The tourism office of Bali’s Badung Regency says unsuspecting tourists are not eating dog meat, despite a recent Australian investigation reporting otherwise. People saying that...

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

An Australian investigation exposing the particulars of Bali’s dark, brutal dog meat trade prompted a summit on the topic, the first of its kind, this week at the island’s...

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

A government investigation looking into whether dog satay is being fed to unsuspecting tourists in Bali has found nothing so far, says an official. Bali’s provincial government...

Bali governor urged to immediately ban dog meat trade following troubling investigation that revealed 70,000 dogs killed each year

Bali governor urged to immediately ban dog meat trade following troubling investigation that revealed 70,000 dogs killed each year

Tourists and locals in Bali have been unwittingly eating dog meat, which could have fatal repercussions, reveals a shocking Australian investigation looking into the underground...


 

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.