Crocodile snatches child on Philippine tourist island Palawan

A 12-year-old girl is missing after being attacked by a crocodile on the Philippine island of Palawan, police said Saturday, just weeks after a similar incident in the region popular with foreign tourists. The girl was fetching water in a heavily-forested area of the island Thursday when a crocodile dragged her away in front of ...

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Puppy found near Quezon City cement truck crash back home with family

Puppy found near Quezon City cement truck crash back home with family

Marife Ramos teared up as she looked at her 8-year-old son nestling his 2-month-old puppy, Conrad yesterday. The puppy, she said, reminds her of her husband, Ulysses, who was...

Puppy found near cement truck wreckage in Quezon City

Puppy found near cement truck wreckage in Quezon City

A puppy was apparently among those who survived a smash-up between a cement mixer and a car in Quezon City that left 1 person killed and 4 others hurt, its temporary caretaker...

Loving balut isn’t a crime, but smuggling it into Singapore is

Loving balut isn’t a crime, but smuggling it into Singapore is

A 40-year-old man has been fined $5,000 for attempting to illegally import cooked embryonated duck eggs — otherwise known as the Filipino delicacy balut — into Singapore....

Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

A Philippine lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to the International Criminal Court to urgently probe thousands of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, warning a...

Mitzah to the rescue! Dog saves family from burning house

Mitzah to the rescue! Dog saves family from burning house

This dog’s barked saved a family’s life. A dog named Mitzah is now being hailed a hero after waking up his owners when a fire started at their home at the Philex...

Meet Peppa, the baby pig with unusual athletic skills

Meet Peppa, the baby pig with unusual athletic skills

Peppa is nothing like an ordinary pig. Dog trainer Ronaldo Nedia has taught her things that pigs don’t usually do, like how to finish an obstacle course with challenges such as...

Palawan student rescues pangolin from stray dogs

Palawan student rescues pangolin from stray dogs

You don’t need to save an entire city to be called a hero — sometimes, rescuing a helpless pangolin is enough. A college student from Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa...

Fur-ever: This amazing dog wedding will make you believe in love

Fur-ever: This amazing dog wedding will make you believe in love

…And they call it, puppy love. On March 4, Lally and Kian walked down the aisle as they promised to stay together fur-ever and ever. The adorable Shih Tzus said their “bows”...

Health department workers accused of smuggling 5000 turtle eggs from Tawi-Tawi

Health department workers accused of smuggling 5000 turtle eggs from Tawi-Tawi

How do you like your eggs? Not stolen, definitely. Local environment officials have filed complaints against medical workers from the Department of Health who were accused of...


 

Coconuts Manila Animals

We all just can’t get enough of cute cat videos and their other furry friends, so here’s our humble contribution to making the webz a better place. Coconuts Manila regularly reports on animals, whether about an eagle celebrating her 25th birthday or a seven-foot python falling from the ceiling. Animal-related stories are surprisingly popular, especially when posted with irresistably cute photos. We’ve reported about horses, roosters, farm animals, tamaraws and even exotic pets. Manila is overflowing with stray dogs, and most of the time, we post their stories to ask for help. There are also controversial cases where animals make it to the headlines after receiving bad treatment from their owners. Luckily, animal rights groups always make sure to speak up. Always check this space for pet-friendly malls, animal gatherings, and adorable videos.