This Week: Whats New?


Last month, Om Sin, (Thai for Piggy Bank) was sent to the faculty from the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy in Sattahip district in Chonburi last month after it barely swam. A CT scan reveaked that the turtle have consumed lots of coins.

Veterinarians had to labour for seven hours to remove all the 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes. The turtle will be under the care of the faculty for one week before being sent back to the centre for full rehabilitation.



The True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus, True 1913) is a poorly known member of the Ziphiidae family. This is one of the rare clip of it.


Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn. Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.

The Thoiry Zoo said police are investigating the killing of the 4-year-old animal. The poachers remain at large.


United States

ECBC Nationals was held in Rochester, NY last weekend (Mar4-Mar5). It was a 2-day chinchilla showing event. First day were all about standard grey and the second mutations. We would like to congratulate all the winners that we knew.



The Batu Gajah District Council (MDBG) has become the first in Perak to require dog owners to seek consent from their neighbours if they want a dog licence. It is now running a trial on this, covering residents who want to get a pet dog for the first time.

“This is to ensure better management of the pets and to ensure there are fewer complaints from the people,” said council president Nurdiana Puaadi, adding that the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council had a similar requirement which had been proven to be successful.

Owners can also be fined a maximum of RM2,000 or jailed not more than a year or both if found guilty under any provisions of the Dog Licensing and Dog Breeding House By-laws.
Totally shocking!!

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