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700,000 year old fossils found in Krabi cave

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A physician is urging state agencies to conduct a scientific survey of a Krabi cave where he found fossils of suspected prehistoric Java rhinos and hyenas. He believes the cave in Tambon Ao Luek Nuea could have potential to become a new archaeological site.

Dr Samart Srikarn had been informally surveying Yai Ruak Cave when he came across the ancient specimens and arranged for archaeologists to examine them. They were determined to belong to rhinos and hyenas that might have died as long as 700,000 years ago (a pre-historic period just before they began construction on the Chalong Underpass).

Samart says several chambers in the cave had not yet been explored and he believed there could be more fossils awaiting discovery. Niwat Wattanayaporn of the Krabi Cultural Centre probed the cave yesterday and reported finding fossilised fractured bones, likely of the same animal species.

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PM visits Finnish boy attacked by dogs in Krabi

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Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday paid a visit to a five year old Finnish boy who was attacked by stray dogs at Ao Nong beach on Wednesday late afternoon.

Read more about the attack HERE.

The young Finnish boy, savaged by a pack of dogs living on the beach, continues to recover at the Krabi Nakarin International Hospital. Krabi’s Governor visited him at the hospital yesterday to present gifts and meet the boy’s father. The boy is recovering well according to doctors.

Krabi Livestock officials went to Ao Nang Beach to catch the stray dogs that have been bothering some tourists recently, according to reports.

And then yesterday afternoon, during a scheduled visit to Krabi and Samui, the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha also took time out of his schedule to visit the boy at the hospital.

The PM thanked locals and foreign tourists who helped the boy immediately after the attacks and urged people to do not feed stray dogs.

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Five year old Finnish boy mauled by dogs at Krabi Beach

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A five year old Finnish boy has been seriously injured after being attacked and mauled by a pack of dogs at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi.

Rescue workers at Ao Nang were notified of the incident at 6.30 last night. Rescue workers arrived to find the Finnish boy in distress and crying out with pain.

The boy’s father was already carrying boy from the beach seeking help. Bite wounds were found all over the boy’s body. He was taken to Krabi Nakarin International Hospital.

The boy’s father says he and his two children were heading up from the beach when about 5 dogs started attacking his five year old son. Locals ran to help and chased the dogs away.

One of beach vendors says that dogs have been biting many tourists at the beach. Most of them are children aged around 4 – 8 year old.

A seven year old boy was seriously injured after being attacked and mauled by a group of dogs near Sarasin Bridge in Phang Nga last month.

Read more about that attack HERE.

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Baby Risso’s Dolphin rescued at Railay Beach in Krabi

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A baby Risso’s Dolphin has been rescued after being found on Railay Beach in Krabi on Sunday.

Officials at the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) were notified that the baby dolphin was found of the east end of Railay Beach.

The DMCR says that the species is a baby Risso’s dolphin. This one is 250 centimetres long and weighs about 100 kilograms. The dolphin was weak and unable to swim by itself.

Wounds have been found around its head which marine staff believe was caused from being battered as it washed up onto the beach by waves.

The dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biology Centre (PMBC) where it’s receiving love, attention and further treatment.

Risso’s dolphin is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly known as the Monk dolphin among Taiwanese fishermen. Some of the closest related species to these dolphins include: pilot whales, pygmy killer whales, melon-headed whales, and false killer whales.

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