Conservationists are concerned about the large-scale commercial hunting of slower-breeding species like apes and monkeys, as well as other endangered species for consumption and trade.
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals and are already facing extinction, but trading of the wildlife, including parts of elephants among others, still goes on freely
26 Sep 2019
The ‘big’ fight between Nigerian-born Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim middleweight titleholder, Israel Adesanya and Robert John Whittaker on October 6 in Melbourne will rekindle the sports rivalry between New Zealand and Australia.
12 Sep 2019
An Austrian man who smuggled 88 living reptiles including 43 poisonous snakes from the Philippines was stopped by customs officers at Vienna airport, Austria’s Finance Ministry said Thursday.
25 Jul 2019
Snakes are part of the most feared reptiles. This is because bites from some snakes can cause instant death. Here are some things you might not know about snakes: Reproduce without sex There is a specie of snake called the boa constrictors, these species can reproduce without mating. Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction that involves the…
25 Jul 2019
There was pandemonium at Ondo State House of Assembly as snakes chased lawmakers out of the building and the ceilings eventually caved in during the "plenary session. The snake incident happened on Wednesday during the Yoruba sitting, preventing the legislators from embarking on the session as everyone scampered for safety. According to a source within…
19 Mar 2019
In what has been described as an embarrasment,the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that there are 174 snakebites per 100,000 population every year in Nigeria. For those living in rural areas, this is particularly worse. Here are a few tips to avoid being bitten: - Do not provoke - Snakes usually will not attack unless…
16 Jul 2018
Did you know that a lot of people all over the world suffer from ophiophobia or herpetophobia, that is, the fear of snakes? The thought of snakes alone is troubling to these set yet there are people who keep them as pets. Appearing in different colours and sizes, snakes have a lifespan of 4 to…