The Kawau are large seabirds, not unlike seagulls, that were pushed to the brink of extinction in Japan in the 1970s due to pollution. But in recent years they’ve come back – with a vengeance. Estimates now put the population of Kawau in Japan at as many as 150,000 and last year they were responsible for over 10 billion yen (about $100 million) in damages to the fishing industry because of their voracious appetite for eel and ayu (sweetfish). Continue reading »
Perched on the snout of a crocodile, this brave frog will probably never realise just how much of a lucky escape it’s had. For there’s one reason the reptile’s beady eye is fixed greedily on its visitor with jaws gaping wide in anticipation – it’s feeding time. The crocodile had just devoured the first frog in his enclosure, but appeared unable to capture the second.
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