Thai customs on Thursday said they had discovered over 420 protected tortoises stashed in unclaimed suitcases on a luggage belt in Bangkok's main international airport.
Officials became suspicious about two unusually heavy bags left on the carousal at Suvarnabhumi Airport, according to a statement from the customs department.
After X-raying the suitcases, they found 423 radiated tortoises, as well as 52 unknown species of turtle or tortoise.
The statement said no suspect was arrested over the bags, which arrived in Thailand on a flight from Bangladesh.
With a name like the “King of Gore,” you can imagine just how menacing the newest species of dinosaur might have been.
Researchers revealed in Utah on Wednesday the oldest tyrannosaur ever discovered, an animal that roamed North America some 10 million years earlier than previously believed.
A bay cat — one of the rarest cats in the world — has been spotted on camera in Borneo.
Ecologists from the Zoological Society of London and Imperial College London used camera traps all over the jungle in Borneo to snap photos of the creature.
There are too many elephants in South Africa. There are too many beavers in Argentina. While we mostly worry about animals going extinct, many are multiplying by dangerous proportions. Here are 11 of the most invasive.
Just imagine this with bigger, pointier teeth, when imagining the now-extinct Obdurodon tharalkooschild species of platypus. (OK: they measured about three feet long). (Wikimedia commons)
Platypus aren't generally known for either their ferocity or their taste for the flesh of the living, but the newly described Obdurodon tharalkooschild proves the species family had a past that was decidedly nastier. Or at least bigger.