Schoolteacher William Buchman was arrested after officers found over 300 living and dead snakes inside his property
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Monday 05 November 2012
A 24-year-old man was mauled to death by at least one grizzly bear while cleaning out the captive-bred animal's enclosure.
Sunday 04 November 2012
I'm starting to question whether the words "bird feeder" and "squirrel-proof" should ever appear in the same sentence. I mean, I don't want to involve trading standards, but on the other hand, wouldn't it be more accurate if somewhere in there, you came across the word "relatively"?
Thursday 18 October 2012
The club drug Mexxy - which has been blamed for a series of deaths this year - is to be made illegal.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Just when you though it was safe to go back on Clacton seafront, the couple who sparked a major police hunt after spotting what they believed was a runaway lion insisted the beast was still at large.
Friday 24 August 2012
With its cute and comical look, and its two lovely black eyes, the panda makes a great symbol. Just over 50 years ago, its image was chosen for the newly created World Wildlife Fund. Today, it symbolises an altogether uglier reality, closer to human cynicism than animal conservation.
Friday 17 August 2012
According to the Mayan calendar, we have until 21 December and that’s it. With that in mind, Norman and Sarah Manning Shaw have collected apocalyptic images from Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and younger artists such as American Ricky Allman whom they discovered on the internet.
Thursday 09 August 2012
A black bear went in and out of a Colorado sweet shop multiple times early one July morning, but he used the front door and didn't break a thing.
Monday 06 August 2012
Going to a site-specific show can be an oddly infantilising experience - standing around in embarrassed silence until someone tells you what to do, meekly following the herd from scene to scene, never quite knowing your role or when you’re going to be picked on.
Saturday 28 July 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Sunday 22 July 2012
Take your time in the Shropshire town where the modern games began, says Mark Rowe
Wednesday 11 July 2012
A baby giant panda died at a Tokyo zoo today, less than a week after becoming the first to be born at the facility in 24 years. The birth had created excitement across Japan, and the nation was mourning the baby's death.
Monday 04 June 2012
Canadian conservation officers have put down a black bear which they think ate the remains of a convicted murderer.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Polar bears Walker and Arktos have been spotted sleeping "nose to nose" since they officially moved in together at a wildlife park.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Mark Beaumont is a man of our time. We are all having to put up with hardship and the adventurer's feats of endurance – cycling around the world and from one end of the Americas to the other – should inspire us to learn to survive with no heating and a limited supply of food. But the Scot is also an eco-warrior, as he showed in Rowing the Arctic (BBC1, Wednesday) when he tried to become the first man to reach the North Magnetic Pole by sea as the ice cap receded with global warming. For all this, it's still hard to warm to him.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Sailing beyond the Arctic Circle is one of the few fast-growing sectors of the cruise industry. More ships are based at UK ports for the summer than ever, with many venturing to Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and beyond. A voyage to the far north is immensely appealing. In one sense an Arctic adventure is the ultimate day trip, because the summer sun will not fall beneath the horizon all summer. And a thousand miles beyond the tree line, tourists can confront some of the world's rawest edges from the comfort of a cruise-ship cocoon. Mountains that no human has ever climbed soar from the ocean. Thick veins of snow trickle from the peaks and fuel the glaciers that gouge through the rock in geology's perpetual power struggle.
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