Thai tycoon gets 16 months for poaching, weapons possession, but off the hook for black panther killing

Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta has been sentenced to a total of 16 months in prison, but not for the killing of an endangered black panther that prompted outrage and protests around the country last year. Thong Pha Phum district courthouse in Kanchanaburi province today convicted Premchai for illegal weapons possession (a six-month jail sentence), ...

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UPDATE: HK defends euthanization of Thai ‘cargo dog’ as petition against their action takes off

UPDATE: HK defends euthanization of Thai ‘cargo dog’ as petition against their action takes off

Following online outrage sparked by Hong Kong authorities’ decision to put down a dog that had snuck aboard a cargo ship headed there from Thailand, HK’s Agriculture and...

Hong Kong authorities criticized for putting down Thai dog that arrived via cargo ship

Hong Kong authorities criticized for putting down Thai dog that arrived via cargo ship

Outrage ensued on social media today after Hong Kong authorities reportedly put down a dog that had snuck aboard a cargo ship headed there from Thailand the week earlier. The...

Monstrous 6-meter python discovered sleeping on Bangkok home’s roof (PHOTOS)

Monstrous 6-meter python discovered sleeping on Bangkok home’s roof (PHOTOS)

Here’s a story that’s made with the stuff of nightmares for anyone with ophiophobia (fear of snakes). A monstrous six-meter python was discovered sleeping on the roof of a...

Thai zoo implements measure to ‘de-stress,’ cool down animals amid summer heat

Thai zoo implements measure to ‘de-stress,’ cool down animals amid summer heat

Apparently it’s not only humans who are being affected by the unforgiving heat of Thailand’s “summer,” which officially began on Feb. 21, it’s stressing out animals as...

Elephant runs into tourists’ raft, overturning it and injuring one in Northern Thailand (VIDEO)

Elephant runs into tourists’ raft, overturning it and injuring one in Northern Thailand (VIDEO)

Footage of the moment a loose elephant runs wildly in a river before running into a tourist’s raft and overturning it and injuring one person, has gone viral and turned into a...

Python slithers into Thai man’s car, evades capture and refuses to leave (PHOTO)

Python slithers into Thai man’s car, evades capture and refuses to leave (PHOTO)

Our regular readers might have started feeling that Coconuts Bangkok was about due for another bizarre snake incident to report on — and they’d be right. A python...

Rare pink dolphin spotted greeting tourists in the Gulf of Thailand (PHOTOS)

Rare pink dolphin spotted greeting tourists in the Gulf of Thailand (PHOTOS)

Here’s a story that’s guaranteed to brighten up your Monday… at least a little bit.   A rare pink dolphin was spotted playfully greeting tourists off the Gulf of...

UPDATE: Netizens mourn loss of Thailand’s first celebrity feline ‘Asoke Cat’ after owner confirms his passing

UPDATE: Netizens mourn loss of Thailand’s first celebrity feline ‘Asoke Cat’ after owner confirms his passing

After a whirlwind of misunderstanding that got half of Thailand’s internet cat lovers writing eulogies to “Asoke Cat” yesterday morning — only to find out that famous...

Not so fast: One of Thailand’s first celebrity felines, Asoke Cat, has not used up all 9 lives yet after all (VIDEO)

Not so fast: One of Thailand’s first celebrity felines, Asoke Cat, has not used up all 9 lives yet after all (VIDEO)

Today, netizens from far and wide took to social media with their eulogies for one of Thailand’s first celebrity cats, who they thought had died of chronic kidney disease last...


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Let’s face it. Cat videos create instant bonds between strangers, and scrolling for cute puppy photos transports you instantly to the world of happiness. Whether it’s an update on the biggest pet celebrities in Thailand or the new faces that have just gone viral for the first time, we’ve got you covered. Of course, we don’t discriminate, and we appreciate all kinds of lovely creatures, including snakes in toilets and monitor lizards in Lumpini Park.