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January 9, 2018 7:15 AM Rare giant lily pads draw impressive crowds to Paraguay lagoon

These aquatic plants — their scientific name is Victoria cruziana but locals call them ‘alligator lilies’ — sprawling enough that they can provide a hiding place for a small alligator. — AFP picASUNCION, Jan 9 — An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden 27

November 2, 2017 9:16 AM Man fined for illegally keeping wildlife including venomous snakes, scorpion at home

SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old man was fined S$4,700 on Thursday (Nov 2) for possessing and keeping wildlife including venomous snakes and a scorpion in his home. Clement Lau Kin Wei did not pay the fine and was jailed 23 days in default, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a press release. AVA raided Lau's house on Nov 16 last year after 6

October 8, 2016 1:26 PM Hurricane Matthew batters South Carolina coast; storm-surge flooding feared

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Matthew battered the coast of South Carolina early Saturday as its eyewall came ashore with 105 mph sustained winds and lashing rain, raising fears of devastating storm-surge flooding along a stretch of coast dotted with popular resorts and historic cities. The storm’s northern eyewall — but not yet the actual eye — struck 25

October 6, 2016 9:30 AM Millions urged to flee deadly, strengthening Hurricane Matthew

Nearly two million people were under evacuation orders in Florida Georgia and the Carolinas where residents stocked up on supplies and boarding up homes as Hurricane Matthew marched toward the U.S. Hurricane Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category 3 storm Thursday with sustained winds of 125 mph as it pounded the Bahamas. Matthew was expected 2

September 2, 2016 7:47 PM Labor Day weekend washout: Beaches closed, flights threatened and BBQs cancelled as 30million people prepare for Hermine to barrel north

After Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, it surged into Georgia and was expected to roll up the East Coast where it poses as a dangerous threat over the Labor Day weekend. From Florida to New York, more than 30 million people were under tropical storm watches and warnings as Hermine weakened to a tropical storm while 159 2

June 22, 2016 5:41 PM Jaguar Killed After Olympic Torch Presentation

A jaguar was killed in Brazil on Monday after it got out of its leash. Earlier in the day it was shown off during an Olympic torch ceremony in the city of Manaus. The mascot of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is a cartoon-style jaguar. A person wearing a jaguar costume appears at many of the pre-Olympic events. The Rio 2016 organizing committee apologized 6

June 19, 2016 2:10 PM Disney's liability, prior knowledge questioned

The Walt Disney Co. could face a stiff legal fight following the alligator attack at its resort in Orlando last week. “Their exposure is phenomenal,” says Dan Cytryn, a trial lawyer at Cytryn & Velazquez, a law firm in Miami. Hotel operators “have a duty to protect (guests) from unreasonable risk of physical harm.” On Tuesday, an alligator grabbed and dragged 6

June 19, 2016 8:44 AM Parents of boy who was snatched by gator at Disney 'overwhelmed' by support

ORLANDO, Fla. – The parents of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Florida's Walt Disney World said Saturday they are overwhelmed by the support they have received since the death of their son. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement they appreciate the support and love from friends in their community and around the country 4

June 19, 2016 7:32 AM Are animals to blame?

THE world was shocked when we learnt of the toddler who was attacked and dragged underwater by an alligator at Disney World Resort in Florida. Lane Graves was playing in the Seven Seas Lagoon when he was attacked by the reptile on June 14. The toddler's father rushed into the shallow water to wrestle the boy from the alligator, but was unsuccessful 5

June 19, 2016 1:09 AM Family of US boy killed by alligator ‘overwhelmed’ by support (VIDEO)

ORLANDO, June 19 — The parents of a 2-year-old boy snatched away and drowned by an alligator in Florida have been “overwhelmed with the support and love” that have poured in since the tragedy captured national attention, the family said in a statement yesterday. The alligator grabbed the boy at the water’s edge on Tuesday night while his family, on vacation 7