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Watch Siamese Crocodiles @ the Reservoirs near Phimai

Siamese Crocodiles are one of the smallest crocodile species in the world. There are of course smaller species of alligators and cayman and there is of course Africa's Dwarf Crocodile, but when it comes to true crocs, the Siamese is the very baby cousin of a 20 plus foot Saltwater Crocodile. The...

Watch an Indian Roller @ any road trip

One of the questions I am commonly asked about birds is "I was driving along and this bird took off from a tree on the side of the road, I didn't even see it at first but as soon as it started flying it had the most intense beautiful blue plumage I have ever seen, what was it?" The answer is an Indian Roller, no, not...

Learn how to treat a Snakebite

Thailand contains a large number of snake species and like it or not, everyone who lives here will come into contact with them at some point. Thankfully of the 200 plus species that live in the country only around 60 species are poisonous and a bite from most of those would not be life threatening but would require...

Watch a Small Asian Mongoose sunbathing @ Korat

The Small Asian Mongoose is a species of mongoose known by the scientific name Herpestes javanicus. It also known as the Javan Mongoose, Javan Gold-spotted Mongoose, or the Common Indian Mongoose. When you first see a Small Asian Mongoose you can easily confuse...

Watch the Big Five @ Korat Zoo

The Big Five is actually a term coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot, namely the Lion, the African Elephant, the Cape Buffalo, the African Leopard and either the Black or White Rhinoceros. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the...

Watch Barking Deer @ Khao Yai

Let's face it, watching wild species in their natural environment is always a challenge. There is a certain amount of fieldcraft involved and to be honest sheer luck in arriving at a situation where both the species your trying to observe and you are in the right place at the right time, or should I say - the same place...

Duck for cover @ Phimai

Being an ex-pat living in Thailand isn't the bed of roses some people make it out to be. Yes, it's a great country to live in, with a wonderful culture, delicious food and lovely people, but there are things that you just miss from your homeland, things that you just can't do, see, eat or enjoy. Personal examples that I miss dearly include Sticky Toffee Cheesecake...

Watch Baya Weaver Birds @ Bung Talua

Baya Weaver birds make some of the most extraordinary nests of any bird species with long pendulous nesting tubes individually weaved by the birds which is what gives them their name. The used nests are often seen for sale in local antique and bric-a-brac shops and larger garden stores. They...

Know your Myna Birds @ Your garden

Myna birds are one of the best impersonators in all of the animal Kingdom. Apart from the Lyrebirds of Australia, Myna's sit comfortably on the avian impersonation throne. This skill has meant that they are one of the most common and most loved cage birds in the world, especially by those with a more wicked sense of...

Watch Red Jungle Fowl @ Khao Yai

Why would anyone want to travel all the way to Khao Yai with it's incredible wildlife - elephants, crocodiles, Asiatic Sun Bears, deer and numerous species of monkey to look out for something called a Red Jungle Fowl? The answer is that Red Jungle Fowl have played a more important part in the development of...

Watch Sun Bears in the wild @ Khao Yai

Most of the natural history 'What to do today''s I've written for What's On Korat have been quite easily achievable, if you go to the locations, are patient and have luck on your side you should see what you went there to see plus hopefully a lot more. So I've decided to raise the game and give you a more...

Feed a Giraffe @ Korat Zoo

Since a very young age I've been fascinated by nature. Growing up on a large estuary in the UK gave me plenty of chances to watch Otters, Common and Grey Seals, Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Peregrine Falcons, countless species of seabirds, and thousands of wintering waterfowl and waders. The estuary was such a haven for wildlife that...

Watch a Sunbird @ Your garden

I've been a avid bird watcher since I was in my early teens. And before some of your not so clean minds take over I do mean the feathered variety, although as I got older I do have to admit the non-feathered variety also got watched quite a bit. But back to the point, being a avid bird watcher the most...

Watch a Sea Lion Show @ Korat Zoo

Korat Zoo is a great place to spend a day or even a few days and is filled with lots of fun and educational attractions. One of these is it's Sea Lion Show which is held two times every weekday at 11:00am and 02:00pm, and three times on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm...

Watch Lar Gibbons in the wild @ Khao Yai

The Lar Gibbon, also known as the White-handed Gibbon is one of the better-known gibbons and is often seen in zoos. But if you want to see a wild endangered species in its natural surroundings it could be less than a few hours’ drive away in Khao Yai National Park. Lar Gibbons have the greatest north-south range...

Watch Water Monitor Lizards @ Wat Bung

The Water Monitor Lizard is the second largest lizard on earth after the Komodo Dragon. Although adult specimens will not normally exceed 1.5–2 m (4.9–6.6 ft) in length, the species can attain a maximum size of 3 m (9.8 ft). And amazingly, you can watch them going about their daily business in the very centre of...

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