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Peter Dickinson

Joined 12 years ago from South East Asia

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  • 4

    The Last Arctic King Penguin

    6 months ago

    There was an experimental movement of Penguins which were brought from Antarctic regions and released within the Arctic Circle.

  • 5

    The Zoo Keepers Part in the Illegal Animal Trade

    3 months ago

    Zoo Keepers the world over are inadvertently promoting the cruel and illegal trade in exotic endangered species. With a little thought they can reduce it.

  • 4

    What Makes a Good Zoo - A Personal Journey

    4 years ago

    The difference between a good and a bad zoo is not black and white. The article describes a personal zoo journey and raises issues for people to think about.

  • 3

    Is ZooNews Digest Pro Zoo or Anti Zoo

    6 months ago

    Is ZooNews Digest Pro Zoo or Anti Zoo? The answer is that it is both. ZooNews Digest is against any zoo which does not commit itself 100% to the provision of the Five Freedoms and Good Zoo works.

  • 3

    Zoos of the United Arab Emirates

    6 weeks ago

    Zoo visits are popular in the United Arab Emirates. Here there is a list of all public zoos and a few of the private animal collections.

  • 9

    International Penguin Awareness Day

    5 months ago

    We have Penguin Appreciation Day because Penguins are under constant threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change. People need to be aware that threats to penguins affect mankind too.

  • 7

    World Rhino Day

    8 months ago

    World Rhino Day takes place on the 22nd September each year to draw peoples attention to the plight the endangered rhinoceros is facing.

  • 35

    What Do Tigers Eat in Zoos?

    10 months ago

    The average zoo visitor may wonder what it is that tigers eat in zoos. It is the same as in the wild...meat. In the zoo however the fare varies as does the preparation and presentation.

  • 12

    Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

    2 years ago

    Polar bears are a very popular animal, but in spite of this people know so little about them. Here then are some interesting facts about these wonderful bears.

  • 12

    International Vulture Awareness Day

    9 months ago

    The International Vulture Awareness Day takes place each and every year on the first Saturday in September. The day is all about promoting an awareness of the importance of vultures and the vital niche role they play in the web of life.

  • 9

    Eating Horseshoe Crab

    9 years ago

    The Horseshoe Crab does not really look like crab at all. In fact it isn't, the only things it shares with the crab is its English name and the fact that it lives in the sea. It is though a popular food in some parts of its range.

  • 0

    Continuing Professional Development in Zoos

    4 months ago

    Those serious about working in zoos as a career need to be continuing there professional development. It is easy to stagnate. This article serves to advise on what you should be doing.

  • Cat Hero
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    Cat Hero

    11 days ago

    The domestic cat is special. The Ancient Egyptians recognised this and made them into Gods. Cats are heroes.

  • 3

    Lion Dung

    10 months ago

    Lion Dung is very popular in some quarters as a cat repellent. The lion dung is obtained from the local zoo and then placed in strategic locations around gardens to keep domestic cats at bay. If lion dung is not available then Tiger or Leopard feces...

  • 2

    Koh Kong Safari World

    7 months ago

    Koh Kong Safari World is in Cambodia but located very close to the border with Thailand. It is an attractive, well maintained zoo collection but more geared up to circus type shows than most places.

  • Pattaya Songkran 2019
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    Pattaya Songkran 2019

    2 years ago

    Pattaya Songkran Water Festival is the worlds biggest party. Fun for all.

  • 2

    International Elephant Appreciation Day

    8 months ago

    The International Elephant Appreciation Day is an annual event which takes place on September 22nd. This is a special day, a day to appreciate that we share our planet with a vast range of different creatures. The largest land mammal is the...

  • 11

    I Wouldn't Eat It

    9 years ago

    I have eaten some very strange things, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. I must have consumed at least a hundred fruits and vegetables I do not know the name of. Testicles, tongues and tripes are all tasty when properly prepared. Balut...

  • 5

    The Biggest Penis in the World

    8 months ago

    Some people get really hung up about penis size. There are big ones and small ones and some with really unusual shape. The largest penis in the animal kingdom in relation to body size belongs to the barnacle. The barnacle’s penis reaches out as...

  • 10

    How To Sex A Crocodile

    9 years ago

    Determining the sex of a crocodile or alligator is difficult to impossible by sight. The animal has to be caught so that the it can be seen whether it is a male or female. This article tels you how.

  • Your Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend
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    Your Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend

    2 years ago

    "Excuse me but your girlfriend is my girlfriend." It may sound a bit like a farce but in the bar worlds of Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya then never was a truer word spoken in jest...well most of the time. There is an oft repeated saying "You never...

  • 5

    Thai Butterfly

    16 months ago

    The Butterfly is one of the most attractive of creatures, symbolic not only of beauty but of youth and rebirth in many cultures. Thailand is lucky to have a wide variety of these beautiful insects and upwards of 520 species have been recorded in the...

  • 0

    200 Sentences English for Massage Therapists

    10 years ago

    200 Sentences English for Massage Therapists (Nice & Naughty) is a comparatively new arrival on the Thai, learn a language book market. Few were surprised to learn of the 'Get Rich Quick English for Bar Girls' but something for the massage side of...

  • 13

    The Anatomy of a GoGo Bar

    6 years ago

    The GoGo Bar may be a mystery to many. Explore the pitfalls and the pleasures of a temporary escape from the world outside.

  • 9

    Get Rich Quick English For Bar Girls

    9 years ago

    My Thai girlfriend has reminded me dozens of times over the years of a simple fact. "You think Thai girl come to Pattaya for LOVE? No, come for munneee!" The same applies of course to wherever there is a bar scene in Thailand. Munneee! Money!...

  • 12

    Declawing Tigers and Lions

    2 years ago

    The declawing of Tigers and Lions is and never has been an operation that has ever needed to be done. It cruel and unnecessary. It always has been and it always will be. The only time a claw should have to be removed is if it was damaged in some way...

  • 10

    Edward VII Love Chair

    9 years ago

    The Edward VII Love Chair is of unique construction. Built on the precise instructions of the overweight playboy Prince of Wales for lovemaking.

  • The Sex Hubs
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    The Sex Hubs

    10 years ago

    Actually The Sex Hubs is a little bit of a misnomer. True enough the subject rears its head ever so slightly in these hubs, though often the word does not. There are no hubs here with pornographic content, there is nothing that would make a maiden...

  • 30

    How to Kill a Chicken

    4 years ago

    To be able to humanely kill a chicken quickly and without causing pain or distress is an important skill for anyone thinking of small scale farming.

  • 16

    The Pointlessness of Alligator Wrestling

    2 years ago

    Alligator and Crocodile Wrestling is both cruel and pointless. Training the animals is a kinder and more practical method of husbandry.

  • 16

    The Pata Zoo Gorilla Keeper

    23 months ago

    The Pata Zoo in Bangkok is getting some renewed criticism in February 2010 and so has appeared on Thailand National Television, the local and some International press. The zoo is, quite naturally defending itself. This will in turn lead to more...

  • 30

    The Thailand Sex Diet

    6 years ago

    Som Tam or Papaya Green salad is probably one of the healthiest of all meals. All of the ingredients have health giving properties. What perhaps is lesser know is that most of these are believed to be aphrodisiacs, Som Tam is the Thailand Sex Diet, an aphrodisiac cocktail!

  • 10

    ZooKeepers

    4 weeks ago

    There are zoo keepers and people who work with animals in zoos. The two are not one and the same. Both work within the same environment and do the same work but here the similarity ends. Within the affluent West most (but not all) of the staff...

  • 19

    The Zoo Hubs

    5 months ago

    The Zoo Hubs is a collection of links to Asian and some other zoos plus articles related to zoos.

  • The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare
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    The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare

    3 months ago

    The Five Freedoms are logical, common-sense guidelines that allow you to gauge the quality of care and professionalism in a zoo, farm, pet shop, or wherever animals are kept.

  • 16

    Hand Rearing Lion Cubs and Other Carnivores

    6 months ago

    There they are, the cute fluffy little lion, tiger or whatever cubs in the newspaper photo. That should bring some visitors in to the zoo, sanctuary, rescue centre or whatever you like to call it. We have all seen them. Such photographs appear...

  • 16

    Mr Moke the Talking Chimpanzee

    9 years ago

    Mr Moke was the stage name of a chimpanzee called 'Moko'. Mr Moke was claimed to be the worlds only talking chimpanzee and he may well have been at the height of his fame. He was definitely not the 'one and only' ever though. There was Johnny and...

  • 224

    Craig Busch and Zion Wildlife Gardens

    9 years ago

    Craig Busch of the 'Lion Man' TV programme sprang to fame on the back of a number of falsehoods. He lost control of the Zion Wildlife Gardens through a disagreement with his mother. We examine why and where things went wrong.

  • 23

    The Perfect Zoo Enclosure

    10 years ago

    The Perfect Zoo Enclosure would surely have to be an exact replica of the territory the animal lived in in the wild. Visitors to the zoo could wait for the animal to appear...and wait...and wait...and wait. The animal may arrive, today,...

  • 11

    Komodo Dragon Problems

    9 years ago

    The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the worlds largest lizard. They are capable of growing up to ten feet in length and weighing 150 lbs. With a surprising turn of speed on land and in the water they are a creature that deserves respect. Their...

  • 5

    Pangolins in Peril

    4 months ago

    The Pangolin is on the edge of extinction. Huge numbers of Pangolins are caught each year in Asia and Africa and smuggled into China where they command high prices both as a food and a medicine.

  • 6

    Conservation Zoos

    3 months ago

    There are many zoos today which claim to be playing a part in conservation of species. The word 'conservation' is seemingly most often used by those zoos which insist on breeding the likes of White Tigers or White Lions which have absolutely no...

  • Bangkok Hilton Prison
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    Bangkok Hilton Prison

    3 months ago

    Bang Kwang Central Prison in Bangkok, Thailand is infamously known as the the 'Bangkok Hilton'and reputed by some to be amongst the worst prisons in the world. It is located at the edge of the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi to the north of the...

  • 33

    Malabon Zoo in Manila in the Philippines

    9 years ago

    Malabon Zoo is a popular private zoo located within Metro Manila. Easily reachable by the Manila metro it makes an interesting alternative to Manila Zoo.

  • 14

    The Thai Oil Massage

    3 years ago

    The Thai Oil Massage is amongst the most popular of massages by visitors to Thailand. Relaxing but at the same time rejuvenating it is an experience not to be missed.

  • 24

    Should I Be Here or Somewhere Else

    8 months ago

    Personal brushes with death which have helped turn me into the person I am.

  • 46

    Never Fall In Love With A Bar Girl

    2 years ago

    It is easy to say "Don't fall in love" but much more difficult not too. Thai girls are beautiful, friendly, attentive and loyal but above all devoted to their families.

  • 19

    Manila Zoo in the Philippines

    9 years ago

    Manila is a huge city with a population numbering somewhere in the region of 20 Million people. Nearly all of these are familiar with Manila Zoo which, as reputedly the oldest* zoo in Asia, opened its doors in 1959 on a 5 hectare site. Most Manilans...

  • 9

    Bird Nest Soup

    2 years ago

    Bird Nest Soup is a soup which is produced using the nests of the Cave Swiftlet (Aerodramus/Collocalia species) as a base. The Cave swiftlet does not construct its nest like many birds from twigs and moss but out of its own very sticky but...

  • 29

    Zoo Misconceptions

    8 months ago

    Many people are anti-zoo due to misconceived ideas. There are good zoos and their are bad zoos. Here you will find many zoo misconceptions explained truthfully.

  • 6

    The Wonderful Asian Sniff Kiss

    4 years ago

    Almost undoubtedly the kiss originated from grooming/bonding behaviour and can be seen in its most primitive form by watching other primates. Other animals lick and preen. The kiss today is commonly carried out as a gesture of love, respect,...

  • 8

    Animal Enrichment Versus Routine

    3 months ago

    Most zoos fail to understand the difference between animal enrichment and routine. The difference is important from an animal perspective.

  • 20

    The World of the Kathoey and Ladyboy

    14 months ago

    In at least one story of creation there were three children born. There was a boy, a girl and another. The Kathoey should be considered that Third Sex. The Kathoey or Ladyboy occur in all societies under a variety of names. In Mexico they are called...

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