Animals

Malaysia finds hornbill ‘ivory’ in massive wildlife seizure

Almost 800 animal parts including a huge stash of hornbill “ivory”, pangolin scales and deer’s antlers, have been seized in a raid on Borneo island, officials in Malaysia said on Thursday. Borneo’s vast jungles are home to a kaleidoscope of rare creatures but they are frequently targeted by poachers who sell their parts to collectors and for use in traditional …

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Indonesia’s toxic haze affecting Borneo’s orangutans – rescuers

Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their habitat, a rescue foundation said Tuesday. Jakarta has deployed thousands of troops as temporary fireman and deployed dozens of water-bombing aircraft to battle blazes that are turning pristine forest into charred landscape …

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Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life

PICTURES AND VIDEO BY THEODORE LIM by Theodore Lim Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary — a Guinness World Record holder — was forced to relocate due to government redevelopment plans. At its peak, around 1,000 of the creatures were housed at The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, …

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A distraught caregiver and her lost cats

by Kirsten Han It’s late on a Friday night, close to closing time for most of the shops and restaurants in the area. Outside the Harbourfront Centre, a video is still playing on the big screen at the Singapore Heritage Festival, but the stalls have already begun winding down and packing up. Double-decker buses are roaring up the road to …

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Sam the Samoyed is desperately in need of a new home

Facebook user Shana Yap is looking for a forever home for her late grandfather’s dog, Sam. Sam the 11-year old Samoyed is maybe getting old, but he remains healthy, friendly, and sweet. Shana’s grandfather passed away two months ago and the family is trying to find a new home for Sam where he can be well cared for in his …

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Sabah Wildlife Department looking into photo of tourists abusing a sea turtle

A rather heartbreaking and outrageous photo has been circulating on Whatsapp and social media that shows a child riding a sea turtle in what appears to be a tour boat. The incident, which is believed to have happened somewhere in Sabah, has sparked outrage among the public with netizens calling for authorities to take action against the errant tour operator. …

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Family pet missing after AVA raided a pet boarding facility at Galistan Avenue

A dog owner is frantically searching for her pup that went missing from a pet boarding facility after the place was raided by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA). Ms Mao shared her tale on Facebook, detailing the horrible experience and the search for her purebred Shetland sheepdog named Prince that has so far remained unsuccessful. Early in December, Ms …

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