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DENR tells LGU to turn over crocodile to care facility

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Kidapawan City has called on the local government here to turn over the freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishers who caught 8-foot crocodile want P40,000 cash for the beast

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The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

A group of fishermen caught a crocodile in the village of Dunguan here on Saturday but demanded P40,000 in cash in exchange for turning over the beast to authorities, local officials said.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Behind Munti condos, a treat for birding eyes

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ROYALTY IN RESIDENCE The White-throated Kingfisher is just one of the 70 bird species documented by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines in a “mini-forest” surprisingly thriving in the Ayala-Alabang area. Sylvia Ramos/contributor

To celebrate Earth Month, wild bird photographers and environmental conservation advocates Sylvia and Tonji Ramos recently held a bird-watching walk for a small group of residents at Filinvest Corporate City in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2-legged Washington dog charms millions with video

Duncan, a 9 month- old Boxer, runs in the backyard Thursday April 3, 2014 in Vancouver, Wash. Duncan was born with deformed rear legs that were amputated to remove the dead weight. The 9-month-old boxer belongs to Amanda Giese and Gary Walters, who run a non-profit animal rescue called Panda Paws Rescue out of their home in the Clark County community of Felida. Duncan has become an instant YouTube sensation. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Troy Wayrynen)

A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs, as millions of people have seen in a YouTube video.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tiamzons’ pets ‘freed’; colleagues claim ownership

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One of the dogs that were left behind the CPP-NPA leaders at their safehouse in Brgy. Sangi San Fernando Cebu. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/CDN

Benito, Wilma and Joma have been set free. No, they are not the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Customs to buy drug-sniffing dogs

The Bureau of Customs will buy more specially trained dogs to help in the detection of illegal drugs entering through the country’s airports and seaports.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rare female crocodile suffocates during mating

The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

A very rare and endangered female crocodile has died of suffocation in a Dutch zoo during attempted mating with a “dominant” male partner, the zoo said on Wednesday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

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Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai’s main waterway, underscoring the country’s food safety problems.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Most beautiful of pigeons to be freed into the wild

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Photo shows one of the five Nicobar pigeons that will be released back into the wild this week after six years of rehabilitation at the environment department’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City. PHOTO COURTESY OF D.E.N.R.

MANILA, Philippines—Five Nicobar pigeons, considered among the most beautiful in the pigeon family but now in threatened numbers, will be released back into the wild this week after six years of rehabilitation at the environment department’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City, officials said on Tuesday.   The birds—three females and two males—will again fly [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

San Diego Zoo performs rare C-section on gorilla

Baby gorilla Jengo relaxes together with his grandmother Viringika at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The baby gorilla weighs three kilograms and was born on Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo have performed an operation on a newborn gorilla that was delivered by cesarean section.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British woman jailed for microwaving kitten

This photo provided by Lee Palmer shows Lux, a 22-pound part-Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month old baby. AP

A woman with mental health problems was on Thursday jailed for 14 weeks by a British judge for killing her kitten by cooking it in the microwave.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

Cameron Younglove plays with a pit bull terrier named Sooke at his kennels near Eudora, Kan., Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog — the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Antirabies drive in Makati

In observance of National Rabies Awareness Month, the Makati government is embarking on a series of free antirabies vaccinations for pets in the the city’s barangays.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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