Wild elephant kills camper in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park closed two campsites this morning after a tourist was killed by a wild elephant. The measures came after Prayot Jitboon, a tourist staying at the Pha Kluaymai camping site, died early Friday morning at about 2am when an elephant trampled the site, destroying tents and attacking Prayot, according to Adisak Phusitwongsanuyut, ...

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Nao Maak! Zoo dwellers ‘get warm’ thanks to concerned Thai keepers (Photos)

Nao Maak! Zoo dwellers ‘get warm’ thanks to concerned Thai keepers (Photos)

The same cool weather that forced Thais to bundle up like it was a new Ice Age prompted concerned zoo workers to do the same for their animals. Several animals held in captivity...

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

A large wild cat with a tortoise shell-pattern coat was spotted near the Thai-Cambodian border in what wildlife officials say was the first time the animal’s been seen in two...

‘Until no more unwanted dogs and cats’: Soi Dog founder dedicates British MBE to late wife

‘Until no more unwanted dogs and cats’: Soi Dog founder dedicates British MBE to late wife

After 17 years campaigning for better lives for Thailand’s animals, Soi Dog Foundation cofounder John Dalley said today he won’t rest after being inducted into the British...

Was a top zoologist shot 19 times close to exposing trafficking at Thai zoos?

Was a top zoologist shot 19 times close to exposing trafficking at Thai zoos?

Four days after Thailand’s top zoologist was murdered by a veterinarian, investigators today are still trying to determine whether it was a crime of passion or act of...

YouTuber buries chicken alive and feeds it coconut milk for sweeter meat

YouTuber buries chicken alive and feeds it coconut milk for sweeter meat

One of Thailand’s most famous food YouTubers is in legal jeopardy after he buried a chicken alive and starved it two weeks before cooking, scenes of which enraged his audience...

Birthday Buzzkill: Environment minister goes diving, finds illegal trap

Birthday Buzzkill: Environment minister goes diving, finds illegal trap

A top eco official got a total birthday bummer when he encountered an illegal fish trap at the bottom of the ocean.  Varawuth Silpa-archa, minister of Natural Resources and...

Durian-crazed elephant smashes his way into store, comes back for more

Durian-crazed elephant smashes his way into store, comes back for more

Park rangers today are investigating a wild elephant who broke down a metal door in the Kaeng Krachan National Park this week not once but twice because he couldn’t resist...

Commerce Minister defends monkey slave labor, will meet PETA

Commerce Minister defends monkey slave labor, will meet PETA

Forcing chained monkeys to pick coconuts is not widespread and part of local culture, the agriculture sector has responded to a growing international ban over the practice. ...

Please withdraw bounty on shark that bit boy, Thai eco minister pleads

Please withdraw bounty on shark that bit boy, Thai eco minister pleads

Wanted: One shark for being a shark. The Environment Minister yesterday criticized a local official’s decision to post a bounty for the shark that earlier bit a boy. Varawut...


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