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93 more exotic animals seized

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Wildlife authorities have seized 93 exotic animals from Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea, including wild birds, reptiles and mammals, which were smuggled into Mindanao in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New haul of exotic animals seized in Philippines

Pesquet's parrot. Photo by Greg Hume/http://en.wikipedia.org/

Wildlife authorities said Tuesday they had seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

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Wildlife officers said Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds, including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, that had been smuggled into the Philippines for sale to wealthy collectors.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Pinay’: Cat found on freighter from Philippines to LA

This undated photo provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control shows a 4-year-old cat that stowed away in a container ship headed from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles. The cat, named “Pinay” by staff, is described as a domestic short-haired, orange-and-white female. She is gaining weight and getting stronger after the trip without food or water left her near death.  AP PHOTO/COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

A 4-year-old cat that stowed away in a container ship headed from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles is gaining weight and getting stronger after the trip without food or water left it near death.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Tarsier, ‘icon of PH tourism’, sought out as pets—foundation

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The fame of the Philippine tarsier is driving people to want to take them from their natural habitat and make them their pets, the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Inc. (PTFI), said Friday after a second rescued tarsier in Quezon City died.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

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The Philippines began destroying five tons of elephant tusks on Friday in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Broken home awaits Zamboanga City’s hero dog

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THE HUT which the Bunggal couple used to share with Kabang and which is now a lonely place following the couple’s separation JULIE ALIPALA

Kabang, the dog that lost its upper snout when hit by a motorcycle while saving two girls here last year, will be coming home to a broken family.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Kabang’ set for hero’s return after surgery in US

Kabang, a two-year-old injured mixed breed, chews on a toy after being released from the from the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis, in Davis, Calif., Monday, June 3, 2013. Kabang lost her snout and upper jaw saving two girls' lives and is heading back to the Philippines after treatment at a California hospital. AP

A mongrel dog is set for a hero’s welcome when she returns to the Philippines following surgery in the United States to reconstruct her face after apparently saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

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Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants — which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands — Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t vets check if Mali fit for Thailand trip

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Mali. AFP FILE PHOTO

Mali, the Manila Zoo’s only elephant, has been undergoing tests at the Bureau of the Animal Industry to determine if she is fit to be transferred to a sanctuary in Thailand as animal welfare advocates want.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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