Unbelievable, it never ends! A Russian man has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged baby orangutan out of Bali airport in his hand luggage.
Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was stopped by Bali airport security, who noticed something suspicious while scanning his suitcase.
They searched his bag and found the two-year-old sedated orangutan in a wooden basket, which had been wrapped in clothing.
Mr Zhestkov claimed he had bought the orangutan for $4,200 and was trying to take it back to Russia as a pet, according to a spokesman from Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
However, airport officials also found other animals in his luggage, including two tokay geckos and four chameleons.
They also confiscated a number of syringes and sedation drugs.
Mr Zhestkov could face time in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Orangutans, among the most intelligent primates, are considered to be critically endangered.
Their numbers in the wild continue to plummet due to habitat destruction, the illegal pet trade and poachers. Second image supplied, Reuters #cutconflictpalmoil #racingextinction #lovetheleuser #nopoachers #bantheexoticpettrade #orangutan #theforgottenelephants #cutconflictpalmoil
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Every day, more and more of the rainforest is being destroyed on Sumatra, Indonesia – mainly for palmoil plantations!
Who pays the price? The orangutans!
They loose their homes and often their lives. Why? For the convenience food and products that we consume.
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme fights to protect the apes. However, to prevent the orangutans’ extinction, we all must join this fight and avoid palm oil. Please make an informed choice : Only buy palm oil free products!
Help save the orang-utan!
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Published April 25, 2016
The Doctor Bird or swallow tail humming bird (Trochilus Polytmus), is one of the most outstanding of the 320 species of hummingbirds. It lives only in Jamaica.
In addition to its beautiful feathers, the mature male has two long tails which stream behind him when he flies. For years the doctor bird has been immortalized in Jamaican folklore and song.
Via Conley Salmon
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DOG LITERALLY CRIES TEARS OF JOY WHEN SHE SEES HER RESCUERS COMING
Animal Aid India was called in once the dog was discovered, and they went out to do a rescue. When the dog saw them approaching her, she knew she was to be saved, and cried for joy, literally!
The relief is clearly visible on the dog as she sees the rescue workers coming to her aid. A volunteer was lowered into the well, and brought her up to the surface safely. Once out, she was so thankful that she was practically beside herself.
According to an Animal Aid India Facebook page post: “From the bottom of a 50 foot hole (a dry well) rose up the most plaintive cries for help. When our rescue crew arrived she literally sobs she’s so beside herself with emotion, as if she needed to share behind tears the whole of her terrible ordeal, the fear she must have felt while falling, the disastrous realization that she couldn’t get out, and above her, she weeps almost in disbelief! ‘Maybe…yes! It is help’ (or so she seemed to say). •
#rescuedogsofinstagram #gratitude #tearsofjoy #faithinhumanityrestored
It's finally spring, the time of year when the flowers bloom, the sun is out for longer and birds are nesting.
But nesting is not being made easy in many parts of England, with increased reports of developers covering hedges and trees with netting.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says developers do this to make it easier for them to remove greenery when the time comes, as although it's an offence to destroy an active nest, there are no laws to prevent the installation of nets to stop birds nesting in the first place.
The RSPB - which says the UK has lost more than 40 million birds in the past 50 years - has now asked the government to address this issue.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust says netting "seems to be an increasingly common practice", which it's seeing "more and more on developments", while the Woodland Trust believes it's been happening for a few years.
Netting is being spotted all over England, often in places where preparation work is being carried out for planned housing developments.
Is it legal?
Yes, although the RSPB says there are legal responsibilities such as fitting the netting properly and checking it regularly to make sure birds and animals aren't trapped.
Read more - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-47627749
#nestingbirds #letbirdsnest #britishbirds #letbirdsbebirds #leavenaturealone