Wildlife

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

Aug 28, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

Aug 11, 2017

The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

Malaysia seizes ivory, pangolin scales from Africa

Aug 2, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they've seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kilograms (664 pounds) of pangolin scales believed to have been smuggled from Africa in a haul worth nearly $1 million

Thai police say they made progress in ivory trade crackdown

Jul 8, 2017

Police and conservationists say efforts by Thailand's government to curb sales of ivory have been successful following criticism of widespread trafficking in the country

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling

May 18, 2017

Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists says is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country

Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after worldwide appeal

May 16, 2017

A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named "Alba" after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

May 15, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721) in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled into the country

Name sought for rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia

May 10, 2017

A conservation group is asking the public to suggest names for a rare albino orangutan that was rescued from villagers in the Indonesian part of Borneo last month

Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

Apr 10, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique

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