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Last week two young killer whales were rescued from fishermen’s nets in Salakphet Bay, Koh Chang. It is extremely rare, pretty much unheard of in fact, to see these creatures in the waters around Koh Chang and to date there have been no reported sightings of their parents.
No-one seems to …
Some people are still under the assumption that elephants are native to Koh Chang. They aren’t, they are all brought here by boat.
But it isn’t very often that you see them being transported and I have only found myself on a ferry with an elephant once, when one was …
A couple of weeks ago some guests arrived at our guesthouse from Koh Kood. They were about half an hour late. I asked them what happened as the weather was good and they didnt seem at all bothered by the delay. Turned out that they had seen …
Cyril from Eco Divers on Koh Chang sent me this video that they filmed during a ‘Clean Up’ day at Koh Wai on 10 December. During the day they pulled out over 180 kg of junk from the coral reefs, including fishing nets, fish traps, crab traps, …
This is the sight that greeted a guest when they returned to their room at Cookies Resort in late August 2010.
During the rainy season monkeys often come down to the resorts in White Sand beach to scavenge for food.
Usually they are pretty shy but sometimes they venture as far as …
And playing with a cat too, just for additional novelty value.
Cute and also a bit strange as it’s something you don’t see everyday. Unless of course you stay at Coral Resort in Kai Bae.
A rare sighting of Koh Chang’s only buffalo herd. OK, so ‘Herd’ maybe a too strong a word as there are only two of them.
They spend their days grazing and lazing around the Siam Beach Resort & Siam Hut Resort areas.
They are the owner’s pet buffalo brought to …
It may be a bit ambitious to call this spider a ‘Bird Eating Spider’ but that’s what the locals like to call it. These yellow and black beasties are pretty common and they spin huge webs. Their bite wont kill you but will give you a nasty sting, so best to keep your distance.
Before you get too excited, this video doesn’t show much as the Tarantula refuses to come out of it’s hole. You wont find these anywhere near your beachfront resort but if you take a jungle trek you might be able to find one in it’s nest.
What do you see in this 9 second video?
At first it appears to be a Hummingbird. However, Hummingbirds don’t live in Thailand and as much as I’d like to discover a new species of Koh Chang Hummingbird, that isn’t going to happen.
The bird, is in fact a moth – …
You don’t have to be an animal lover to enjoy this video of ‘Tanit Phoenix’ fondling an elephant on Koh Chang.
It’s day’s like this that make a mahout’s life a happy one.
This is a very good underwater video including lots of close up shots of a whale shark seen by divers from the ‘Scuba Evolution’ dive operator in February 2009.
Skip the first 90 seconds, they’re just regular fish.