Thai police found 14 albino lions imported from Africa and hundreds of other protected animals in a warehouse near Bangkok and have arrested a pet shop owner.
Birds, meerkats, tortoises, peafowls, capuchin monkeys and other species from overseas and Thailand were found at the warehouse, police Col. Ek Ekasart said.
They said Montri Boonprom-on, 41, faces charges of possessing wildlife and carcasses and could face up to four years in jail and a fine of 40,000 baht ($1,300).
Ek said Montri owns an exotic pet shop at Bangkok’s renowned Chatuchak weekend market and was previously convicted of wildlife trading.
So this lady was driving along the Florida turnpike and hit a bird. She kept going, next day, Friday, she was told she had something in the grill of her trunk; this owl.
Crazy, isn’t it? Thankfully the Owl was unharmed…
florida, Owl, SUV
Three deer entered a Kohl’s store in Iowa Monday morning using the automatic front doors, the Cedar Rapids Gazette newspaper reported.
Employees called police to report the incident at the 2795 Commerce Drive store about 9 a.m.
An employee told the Gazette that a doe and her two fawns walked into the store.
The employee said that by the time officers arrived, Kohl’s staff had guided the deer out of the store. Two went out the front doors and a third exited out the back of the store.
Ten sad-looking Shetland ponies were found in a night-mare position after astonished traffic cops stopped a dodgy-looking white van at a service station.
The shocked traffic cops were left amazed when the routine search of the van revealed the secret supply of horsepower hidden inside.
In an even more absurd twist, the drivers – on their way to Romania when they were stopped at Offenbach, Germany – claimed they’d had no idea they had livestock on board.
“The van’s windows were completely steamed up, we know now because of the ponies’ breathing and the officers had a hunch it just looked wrong,” said a police spokesman.
Animal welfare activists are sparking a debate regarding whether or not the practice of devocalizing dogs and other pets is inhumane.
Formally known as a ventriculocordectomy, devocalizing animals involves surgically altering the pets so that they can no longer make loud noises by removing some or most of the animal’s vocal chords through either the mouth or larynx.
Several hundred spectators got an unexpected shock at a circus in Macedonia after a lion broke through a safety enclosure during a performance.
The incident occurred late Sunday in Kavadarci, a central town about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital Skopje.
The spectators fled in panic when the lion charged through metal fencing at the Hungarian circus Safari, according to circus officials and witnesses. Children were crying and some women even fainted, they said.
Fifty wild elephants went on a drunken rampage after downing 18 containers of mahua, a powerful alcoholic brew, in India.
The trunk and disorderly mammals ransacked a shop, three houses and ruined crops in the eastern village of Dumurkota, India.
Police say the gang of over-the-limit tuskers downed more than 500litres of moonshine alcohol, managing to drink the place dry in a matter of minutes.