The Pennsylvania Casino have denied claims that there may be snakes inside the building following posts on social media of a snake bite
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Friday 22 March 2013
Skin of suspected Chilean rose tarantula found in abandoned 19th century house
Friday 01 March 2013
Museums at night have a certain romance and none more so than London's Natural History Museum, though romance may not be the most appropriate word when you are standing next to the gigantic dinosaur in the main hall. A drink next to the dinosaur is just the prologue to an imaginative bi-monthly evening that the museum has started. Called Night Safari, it involves small groups going to several rooms where they meet scientists who introduce them to the institution's most cherished animals, from Guy the Gorilla to a killer shark.
Monday 11 February 2013
A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso was in his liferaft and waiting to be rescued hundreds of miles south-east of the Azores after his yacht Acciona capsized in the in the Vendée Globe round the world race. He had taken to his liferaft mid-morning on Sunday.
Friday 25 January 2013
Around 15,000 crocodiles have escaped from a farm in South Africa.
Friday 11 January 2013
Suspect reportedly told police he got the creature to commemorate rapper Tupac Shakur's 1996 death
Friday 04 January 2013
Concern about future of crucial work preventing smuggling and cruelty against animals
Monday 31 December 2012
Charlie Jackson and Jason Cobb disappeared in the 'wet and stormy' early hours of Saturday morning
Friday 21 December 2012
As three-year-old Kyle Cumming slept peacefully in his Queensland home, a clutch of wild eggs he had discovered in his backyard were incubating in his wardrobe.
Sunday 02 December 2012
A 12-year-old boy was bitten by a crocodile yesterday in Australia and dragged out to deeper water.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Ever feel so hungry you could eat an entire cow? One anaconda did*.
Not so Lonesome George: Researchers find 17 other tortoises in the Galapagos Islands similar to famous centenarian reptile
Thursday 22 November 2012
The death of Lonesome George in June this year was mourned by environmentalists worldwide.
Monday 19 November 2012
Paperback reviews of the week
Friday 02 November 2012
A colony of reptiles from Europe has set up home in a corner of north London. They're not the only exotic species to have moved in
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The winner of a cockroach-eating contest in Florida has died after consuming dozens of the live insects and some worms.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan