Chuang Chuang the giant panda dies at Chiang Mai Zoo

Chuang Chuang, a 19-year-old Panda on loan from China, died tonight at the Chiang Mai Zoo. Zoo director Wutthichai Muangman said a forensic examination was underway Monday evening and the zoo would hold a news conference tomorrow to share what it had learned. Chuang Chuang was born Aug. 6, 2000, at the China Conservation and ...

Animals

86 big cats rescued from ‘Tiger Temple’ now dead: officials

86 big cats rescued from ‘Tiger Temple’ now dead: officials

Animal lovers today were expressing sadness after learning that over half of the tigers rescued three years ago from an infamous tiger zoo west of Bangkok in Kanchanaburi province...

March of the Shrimp: See tiny, lusty army ‘parade’ through Ubon

March of the Shrimp: See tiny, lusty army ‘parade’ through Ubon

Shrimp are pretty amazing. They make a sound louder than a gunshot when they snap their claws. They can sidle up to a starfish, sever one of its limbs and then eat it in front of...

Cat or Panda? Terribly tubby ‘Cow Milk’ is just everything today (Photos)

Cat or Panda? Terribly tubby ‘Cow Milk’ is just everything today (Photos)

Pim Kleawthanonk had no idea that inside the scrawny, sick kitty she discovered was a totally adorable fatty whose popularity would explode over the internet and rain superheated...

Catnapped! Super naughty monkey is never ever, ever letting go of this kitten (Video)

Catnapped! Super naughty monkey is never ever, ever letting go of this kitten (Video)

“In order to make a monkey covet a kitten, it is only necessary to make the kitty difficult to attain,” Mark Twain once famously observed. One Rayong macaque proved the wisdom...

From paralysis to internet fame, Thai ‘Hipster Grandma’ opens up about why she sings

From paralysis to internet fame, Thai ‘Hipster Grandma’ opens up about why she sings

Internet fame may have found Malinda Herman, but it is absolutely not why she started making covers of her favorite songs. To the 69-year-old, singing brought joy and confidence...

Thais blown away by man’s giant king cobra pet, seen casually chilling in back of truck (Video)

Thais blown away by man’s giant king cobra pet, seen casually chilling in back of truck (Video)

We report a lot of snake stories here at Coconuts Bangkok, usually ones that entail an unsolicited slithery visit that results in someone calling the authorities for help. Perhaps...

Escaping leopard mauls Israeli toddler at Samui zoo

Escaping leopard mauls Israeli toddler at Samui zoo

A lot can happen in 10 seconds. That was all it took for a leopard to escape his cage and seriously injure an Israeli toddler on Koh Samui. The Namuang Safari Park on the Surat...

For the Birds:  Chiang Mai woman whips up feathered frenzy for tourists (Video)

For the Birds: Chiang Mai woman whips up feathered frenzy for tourists (Video)

Chinese appetites for perfect Insta-moments at Chiang Mai’s Tha Pae Gate are creating a whole new career for some industrious locals: bird-spooking. Because the pigeons who...

Thailand devastated by death of 2nd orphan sea baby

Thailand devastated by death of 2nd orphan sea baby

People were deep in mourning today over the second baby dugong to die in the care of marine caretakers this week. People were eulogizing the death of Jamil last night at a...


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