8-foot-long giant squid caught in southern PH island of Tawi-tawi

An 8-foot-long squid was caught by fishermen on Friday morning (April 6) from Barangay (village) Hadji Taha in Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi in southern Philippines. The giant squid had to be carried by several fishermen from their boat to the shore. The footage above (courtesy of Facebook user Kevin Guevara) shows local residents measuring the already lifeless ...

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Animals worth millions on black market found inside home in Pasay

Animals worth millions on black market found inside home in Pasay

Animal abuse is far from rare in the Philippines, but the number of animals involved in this case takes it to another level. Yesterday, Philippine government officials...

Diving instructor and tourists save endangered sea turtle in Palawan

Diving instructor and tourists save endangered sea turtle in Palawan

We’re all encouraged to save endangered species but it’s not every day you get to meet one that needs immediate help. That’s what happened to a Filipino diving...

Hero dog saves abandoned baby from pile of garbage

Hero dog saves abandoned baby from pile of garbage

A stray dog became a local hero after saving the life of a baby in Sitio Camansi, in Cebu’s Lapu-Lapu City on Feb 22. According to a report from SunStar Cebu, the dog pulled...

Fisherman eaten by 2-meter long crocodile in Palawan

Fisherman eaten by 2-meter long crocodile in Palawan

A fisherman was found killed and eaten by a saltwater crocodile in Palawan on Monday, three months after a similar incident happened to his 12-year-old niece. The 43-year-old...

Shangri-La hotel hires pest control to get rid of stray cats in nearby park, animal rights advocates fight to find them

Shangri-La hotel hires pest control to get rid of stray cats in nearby park, animal rights advocates fight to find them

Cats are usually seen as pets and not pests but Shangri-La at The Fort hotel is currently under fire for getting rid of stray cats in a nearby park, an issue that went viral over...

You’ll forget the world is a cruel place when you see this man helping a dog cross the street

You’ll forget the world is a cruel place when you see this man helping a dog cross the street

With bad news coming in daily from every corner of the world, it’s easy to forget that good things — and good beings — still exist. Just like this humble security guard...

Crocodile kills man securing boat from storm in Philippines

Crocodile kills man securing boat from storm in Philippines

A crocodile killed a Philippine man who was securing his boat as a tropical storm bore down on the western island of Palawan, police said Saturday. Abdulsalam Binang Amerhasan,...

Crocodile snatches child on Philippine tourist island Palawan

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...

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...


 

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.