Search Results for: Crocodiles

  • Thailand Travel

    The symbiotic world of Phichit and crocodiles

    Not as well-known as its neighbours, Phichit is one of Thailand’s less well-known but very culturally and historically rich provinces that is rarely in the news. Yet inside its borders lies a fascinating domain that only those in the know are aware of. The exciting world of crocodiles, which draws many tourists each year, is only one of Phichit ‘s…

  • Thailand News

    Crocodiles rock a Thailand community after 10 escape farm during flood

    Ten crocodiles mysteriously disappeared from a local farm in the Tung Yai district of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat yesterday after the area was hit by a deluge. Locals managed to capture four of the escaped reptiles but six others are still at large in the residential area. The district office swiftly issued an official warning to residents…

  • Crime News

    Officials bust Phuket man selling crocodiles on TikTok

    Officials busted a Phuket man yesterday who sold baby crocodiles on TikTok. Officers from the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office seized 22 freshwater baby crocodiles from the suspect’s house on Moo 8 SriSoonthorn in Thalang district. The officers found the crocodiles in an area in the house with a small pool. The raid followed complaints that crocodiles were being advertised on…

  • Thailand video news

    200 crocodiles on sale in Trang I GMT

    A crocodile farmer in Trang has slashed his prices after accumulating 450 crocodiles which he has found hard to shift since the coronavirus pandemic began. Now that kratom is legal in Thailand, one woman in the Isaan province Buriram is dressing up in a bear costume and standing on the side of the road to attract business. After a non-native…

  • Pattaya News

    Swimmers beware: 2 baby crocodiles found in Si Racha lagoon

    Inhabitants of Si Racha, a district in the Chon Buri province, were taken aback to find 2 baby crocodiles lounging in a public park’s lagoon. A security guard, 52 year old Panna Poompanieng, discovered the 2 baby crocodiles. However, the local residents believe there may be even more scaled reptiles lurking in the lagoon. Panna, who guards the public park…

  • Thailand News

    Crocodiles escape from farm in Trat

    Yesterday, dozens of crocodiles managed to escape from their enclosures in a crocodile farm. Due to heavy rains, the crocodiles were able to swim through a flooded “ditch area” that was conveniently located near the farm. The flash flood and subsequent crocodile escape happened in the eastern province of Trat, which is next to the Cambodian border. The farm owner, Pirom Kannak…

  • Crime News

    Man arrested after police find 8 crocodiles in a Pathum Thani apartment

    After getting a call about a man screaming and acting out at an apartment in Pathum Thani, a province just outside Bangkok, police entered the room and found 8 small crocodiles. The man had moved to the apartment just a month ago and trashed the place. Messages in Thai were written all over the walls. It also appeared that the…

  • News

    And you thought WE had problems with crocodiles!?

    OK, so we have one elusive crocodile playing hide ‘n seek with a ‘consortium’ of crocodile hunters (we’ll admit we don’t know what the collective noun is for crocodile hunters). But Songkhla have a whole different croc problem. An unknown number of crocodiles have escaped from a farm in Songkhla’s Singhanakorn district after a wall at their enclosure collapsed on…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Myanmar couple surrenders over Iranian man and Thai wife’s murder, Cannabis conundrum: Deputy PM Anutin opposes cannabis reclassification

    In Thailand Video News today, a couple from Myanmar have surrendered to police after being suspected of murdering an Iranian restauranteur and his Thai wife. Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is opposing the plan to reclassify cannabis as a Category 5 narcotic. Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Chaithawat Tulathon is confidentthe party will not be dissolved, and PETA Asia has…

  • Thailand News

    Fearless Thai child makes a splash with ‘crocs’ of a different kind

    A fearless child was seen playing and swimming with several baby reptiles that looked remarkably like crocodiles. The video clip, which took social media by storm earlier this week, shows the girl fearlessly chasing the tiny reptiles around a tub, picking them up with ease. Reporters, eager to uncover the story behind the viral sensation, traced the video to a crocodile…

  • Thailand News

    Fashion brands linked to brutal slaughter of reptiles in Thailand (video)

    Undercover investigators have leaked a video and shocking images that uncover the horrifying truth behind Thailand’s reptile farms, which supply major fashion brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton. The footage reveals a grim reality of snakes being mercilessly slaughtered by farm workers wielding hammers, questioning the ethics of fashion brands. In a disturbing sequence, workers are seen…

  • Thailand News

    Rare Siamese crocodile hatchlings spotted in Nakhon Sawan

    In a heartening discovery, the elusive Siamese crocodile has made a triumphant return at Bueng Boraphet Wildlife Sanctuary in Nakhon Sawan province. After a seven-year absence, the sanctuary proudly welcomed eight Siamese crocodile hatchlings into the world. This remarkable event, announced via an uplifting Facebook post by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP), has reignited hope…

  • Things To Do

    10 amazing animal sanctuaries in Thailand

    Ethical tourism is on the rise across the world, and Thailand is making sure it is a pioneer of such experiences. From elephant havens to gibbon rehabilitation centres, the Kingdom has made amazing efforts to help such animals who are marginalised. Moreover, upon visiting one of these sanctuaries, visitors can feel a sense of hope when seeing how these animals…

  • World News

    Colombian students walk on the wild side: Risky rope bridge commute over crocodile-infested river

    Over 70 Colombian students in rural Villalaydee, near the city of Santa Marta, risk their lives daily by crossing a makeshift bridge to go to school. The bridge, made from a water pipe with hanging ropes for balance, spans the crocodile-infested Kaira River. Resident Dorisa Fadul appeals to the city’s responsible authorities for safe bridge construction for Colombian students, but…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s wildlife trafficking battle: A US$20 billion trade swinging into action

    The fight against wildlife trafficking in Thailand, a trade valued at approximately US$20 billion, is in full swing. Police Colonel Wanpichit Wattanasakmonta, an officer dedicated to the wildlife trafficking cause, stresses the importance of not only preserving wildlife but also protecting the environment and natural resources for a sustainable world. Thailand, a country that houses 10% of the world’s animal…

  • World News

    Croc courtship gets ‘snappier’ at Koorana Crocodile Farm as mating season leaps ahead in Queensland, Australia

    In a rather ‘snappy’ turn of events, the crocodile mating season at the Koorana Crocodile Farm in Queensland, Australia, has kicked off earlier than its usual schedule this year. The farm’s owner, John Lever, is attributing this unconventional phenomenon to the frequent flyovers of military helicopters. The farm, which plays host to a colossal population of over 3,000 crocodiles, happens…

  • World News

    World’s largest crocodile celebrates 120th birthday in Australia

    Australia‘s Marineland Crocodile Park celebrated the presumed 120th birthday of Cassius, the world’s largest captive crocodile. Cassius, measuring 5.48 meters in length, has been a resident of the park on Green Island in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef since 1984, after being captured in the Northern Territory’s Finniss River for allegedly causing numerous cattle deaths. Cassius, who holds the Guinness World…

  • Thailand News

    Man bitten by camel while feeding animals at temple

    A camel at a zoo inside Bang Kung Temple in Samut Songkram province in central Thailand bit a Thai man’s ear while he was turning his back to it to feed a buffalo in a nearby cage. The victim, 32 year old Worachat Borriboon, recounted his experience at the temple on May 25 to the media. Worachat explained that he suddenly…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man drinks crocodile blood twice a day

    A businessman in southern Thailand claims his secret to great health is by drinking crocodile blood mixed with alcohol twice a day. He says he used to be exhausted but is now full of life after two months on the reptile juice. Every day, 52 year old Rojakorn Nanon from Na Tham Tai subdistrict in Trang province starts and finishes…

  • Thailand News

    Blind circus crocodile caught after 5 day chase in Thailand

    A blind show crocodile escaped on its way to the circus and made a break for it into the Ping River in Nakhon Sawan province in central Thailand on Friday. Crocodile catchers were hot on the croc’s heels but the 2.8-metre-long beast just wouldn’t surrender. Five days later, the female croc – who is nicknamed “Blindy” – was finally caught and marched…

  • Thailand News

    Severed crocodile head crocs up in eastern Thailand

    A fisherman made a jaw-dropping discovery on Friday when he found a crocodile head at the Bang Phra reservoir in Si Racha district, Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. The fisherman posted a photo of the bodyless croc in the Facebook group ‘Bang Phra Reservoir Fishing Club’ with the caption… “It was bitten by a local god? Or, how else did…

  • Thailand video news

    Police find underage prostitution at Pattaya go-go bar | Thailand News Today

      Parks and sanctuaries closed by fire in N.Thailand Thailand’s air pollution centre has asked the Department of National Parks to close eight parks and wildlife sanctuaries in northern provinces to control forest fires. Department head Pinsak Suraswadi said that the closures will allow firefighters greater flexibility to deal with problems in the parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Average PM2.5 levels in the past 24 hours increased 67%, while hotspots…

  • World News

    VIDEO: Crocodile helps locate missing boy’s body in Indonesia

    In a tragic, shocking outcome, a search and rescue operation in Indonesia was finally able to locate the body of a deceased 4 year old boy, Muhammad Ziyad Wijaya. The child had been missing for two days before the discovery. In a strange twist, it was a crocodile that played a role in the search, as it was seen carrying what…

  • Phuket News

    Rawai residents shocked by baby crocodile

    Residents in the Phuket district of Rawai got a bit of a shock yesterday when they encountered a baby crocodile. The little croc was hanging out at a local lotus pond in the neighbourhood. Many of the neighbours called city officials to report the unnerving visitor. The Rawai Municipality began receiving reports yesterday about a baby crocodile on the loose…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Flood warnings issued for southern Thailand, including Phuket & Krabi

    BQ.1 sub-variant hits Thailand Thailand news today As new strains of Covid are beginning to crop up in Thailand, the first infection of the highly resistant and contagious BQ.1 sub-variant has now been found in the kingdom. Ramathibodi Hospital’s Centre for Medical Genomics confirmed the presence of the sub-variant of the Omicron strain, which mutated from the BA.5 sub-variant. In…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Locals search for missing crocs in northeast Thailand

    Residents of northeast Thailand’s Khon Kaen province are on the hunt for a pair of missing crocodiles in the main city district. The two missing crocs are part of a group of four that went missing from a flood-stricken farm. A team of locals led by the headman of Nong Tum sub-district found one croc in a paddy field earlier…

  • Thailand News

    50,000 chickens drown in flood at farm in central Thailand

    Shocking pictures of 50,000 dead chickens that drowned in floods at a farm in the central province of Ang Thong yesterday reveal a glimpse into the incomprehensive damage that relentless flooding continues to cause to farmers’ livelihoods in Thailand. Much of central Thailand is underwater after the Chao Phraya river overflowed again. Almost 20,000 households in Sing Buri province were impacted…

  • Travel

    Things to do in Bangkok that cost next to nothing (2022)

    Wondering where to go in Bangkok with a small budget? Then this article is for you! Here, we’ve compiled the best Bangkok attractions that cost little to nothing for tourists. From outdoor markets and parks to indoor, themed shopping malls, tourists will love this list of budget-friendly Bangkok attractions! 1. Talad Rod Fai (Srinagarindra Train Night Market) Address: 51 Srinagarindra…

  • Thailand News

    VIDEO: Colossal crocodile stomps through road in eastern Thailand

    A colossal crocodile was spotted stomping through the rainy streets of Chachoengsao province in eastern Thailand last week. Locals driving through the rain in Bang Kaew district did a double take when they realised what they initially thought was a monitor lizard was a crocodile. A clip reveals the 2 metre long beast sauntering through the road in heavy rain…

  • Thailand News

    Crocodile rocks up on the dinner table in flooded Khon Kaen

    Floods may be causing chaos in most parts of Thailand at the moment but to some residents in the Isaan province of Khon Kaen it is providing food for thought, or rather thoughts of food, crocodiles as food. A number of residents in the Non Daeng sub-district, Non Sila district, urged farm owners to take greater care of their crocodiles…