Two men in San Diego were charged over a million dollars for their black market sea cucumber smuggling ring. David Mayorquin and his father, Ramon Torres Mayorquin, were named in a 26-count federal indictment filed last year. From 2010 to 2012, they smuggled $17 million worth of sea cucumbers from Mexico to Asia.
Pablo Escobar may be long gone, but his hippos live on. The Colombian drug-lord was shot in 1993, leaving the government to take control of his northwestern Colombian estate. That estate included four of Escobar’s favourite hippopotamuses.
As part of a launch event for GoPro’s HERO7 camera, filmmaker Taiyo Masuda caught an incredibly funny freak event on camera. Musada’s friend and fellow kayaker Kyle Mulinder was slapped in the face with a live octopus by a seal. The friends were on a kayaking trip off the coast of New Zealand when it happened.
One New Zealand town might ban cats completely in an effort to save their natural wildlife. Omaui is a tiny coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s home to rare species of animals that have evolved almost exclusively without the threat of mammals.
The case could be revolutionary: A horse named Justice sues his human abuser for $100,000. Justice’s previous owner, a woman named Gwendolyn Vercher, pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect and agreed to pay $3,700 to Sound Equine Oregon, the rescue shelter currently housing Justice. But, that’s not enough for the Animal Legal Defence Fund and their very human lawyers.
The Western world has seen recreational marijuana slowly march towards legalization. Cannabis has more and more become a part of peoples medical repertoire. Since pet owners always want the best for their furbaby, it’s no surprise they’ve started medicating Fluffy with cannabis products, too.
Marine biologists have discovered a new dolphin hybrid and it’s adorable. Spotted off the coast of Hawaii, the hybrid is half rough-toothed dolphin and half melon-headed whale. ” We came across a mixed group with two species: rough-toothed dolphins, and what appeared, at first, to be two melon-headed whales,” said Robin Baird, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective. “
Chicken diapers are a thing. And, chicken enthusiasts love them. Julie Baker, the owner of Pampered Poultry, was just as surprised as you when she discovered the high demand for her custom-made chicken diapers.
The thief who kidnapped a horn shark named Miss Helen from the San Antonio Aquarium has been charged with felony theft. The heist was pulled off by netting Miss Helen out of a tide pool exhibit while the attendant was with other, innocent aquarium guests. The three thieves wrapped Miss Helen in a wet blanket but didn’t have anywhere to put her.
You guessed it – Florida strikes again and it’s almost as weird as this possum’s B&E. A man grabbed a live gator and went for a beer run. In the video, you see him toting the gator under his arm like a crocodile-skin clutch, only still alive.