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Offbeat  (tags: China, Beijing, food, menus, restaurants, unusual names, Olympics, tourists, tourism, Chinese food )

- 2961 days ago -
Predictable but hilarious - the Beijing Tourism Bureau is cracking down on unusual names for foods on menus in restaurants in order not to frighten off the tourists who come for next year's Olympics.
Offbeat  (tags: baby serval cat, reported, tourists, wildlife sanctuary, safe, rescued, street trader )

- 1494 days ago -
Everyone at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has fallen head over heels in love with our latest arrival. She came late last night after a long drive from the South of Malawi, thanks to many lovely and helpful people.
Too Close for Comfort? Gorillas Stressed By Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas, stress, tourists )

- 1967 days ago -
Experts are recommending new guidelines for the observation of gorillas for both tourists and research teams after a study found that human presence could disturb the animals
Farmers Have Field Day Hosting 'Sleep With the Lions' for Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, farmers, money, asiastic lions, wild animals, greed )

- 1786 days ago -
: Some tourists who did the Asiatic lion tour in Diwali took the Big B line - "Agar aap sher dil hai to rahiye sheron ke sath" - in the Gujarat tourism ad campaign, 'Khushboo Gujarat Ki,' very seriously. These bravehearts who ventured into the heavily-
Tourists Flock to Asiatic Lion Reserve in Western India
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, western india, asiastic lion reserve, endangered, popular )

- 1792 days ago -
Thousands of tourists are flocking to the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in India's Gujarat state to watch Asiatic lions. The state's forest department has doubled the daily permit quotas for entry to the sanctuary to keep up with the heavy tourist
PETA: Shut Down "Crummy" NC Zoo After Bear Bites Girl
Offbeat  (tags: wild bears, imprisoned, suffering, tourists, girl bitten, sanctuay, peta, clows bear pits )

- 1869 days ago -
After learning that a 9-year-old girl was bitten by a bear at Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP) in Cherokee, N.C., PETA hand-delivered a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking that the zoo's exhibitor's license be revoked immediately.
Parrot Put in Isolation After Teaching Two Young African Greys How to Swear at Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: macaw parrot, teaching young african greys, swearing, tourists, wildlife sanctuary )

- 2741 days ago -
A foul-mouthed parrot has got the owner of a wildlife sanctuary in a flap after secretly teaching two other birds how to swear. Crafty seven-year-old macaw Barney gave the lewd lessons to unsuspecting African greys Sam and Charlie, who obligingly
Dangerous Animals Keep Tourists in Australia on Their Toes
Offbeat  (tags: humour, tourists, australians, australian dangerous animals, stories )

- 2091 days ago -
THE mad bat of the Town of 1770 was the tipping point. Until then I had been successful in reassuring my brother-in-law that he would not be sent back to England's green and pleasant land in a coffin, the victim of an unfortunate encounter with Australia
Churchill, Canada: Science, Art and Curiosity Mingle Where the Great White Beasts Gather
Offbeat  (tags: churchill, polar bear captial, artists, tourists )

- 2130 days ago -
The snowy-white carnivores gather each fall by the tiny port of Churchill, Manitoba, waiting for the slate-grey waters of Hudson Bay to freeze so they can roam the ice in search of tasty seals. This remote town of 1,000, reached only by air or a two-
Monsters Climbing Through the Floors, Magic Carpet Rides Through Fantastical Cities... Yes, It's the Return of the 3D Artist
Offbeat  (tags: aw3esome, artists, 3d artist, tourists, floors, paintings )

- 2241 days ago -
As tourists watch in wonder, a bizarre assortment of mystical animals appear to enjoy a rowdy lunch. Elsewhere, two children are taken on a magical flying carpet ride across a peaceful city, while a woman is startled out of sleep when a crowd of angry
Beaches Too Sandy, Fish Scare the Kids: It's a Fawlty Towers World for Some Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: world, australia, britain, tourists, complaints, travel )

- 2371 days ago -
DAMN those wide sandy beaches and oceans full of fish. And let's not get started on the consistency of gravy. Honestly, it's enough to ruin a perfectly pleasant holiday, according to a list of recent complaints by not-so-intrepid British tourists.
How 40 Endangered Sea Eagles Bring in $3 Million a Year to Small Scottish Island
Offbeat  (tags: sea eagles, endangered, sightings, small scottish town, tourists )

- 2089 days ago -
Endangered sea eagles have been making a slow but distinct recovery in recent years. The awe-inspiring bird has been successfully breeding in the wild after 25 years of aid from conservationists. While this is certainly good news for the imperiled
Gator Bites Off Airboat Captain's Hand
Offbeat  (tags: humans, stupidity, captain, hand eaten, gator killed, tourists )

- 1207 days ago -
A gator bit off the hand of Everglades air boat captain Wallace Weatherholt last week while six tourists watched onboard. The captain was apparently feeding the gator marshmallows, a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida.
Zoo Lets Visitors 'Ride' Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, tiger, suffering declawed, tourists, rides, outrage, chinese zoo )

- 1997 days ago -
A Chinese zoo has been criticised for allowing visitors to pet - and even pretend to ride - a tiger. Tourists at Wenzhou Zoo, Zhejiang province, can pose for pictures while they pretend to ride the tiger.
Horse Leads Tourists on Wild Ride Through Downtown Salt Lake City
Offbeat  (tags: horse drawn carriage, tourists, runaway horse, scary trip, salt lake city )

- 2208 days ago -
An Idaho Falls family visiting Salt Lake City entered an unexpected carriage racing derby Saturday night, when a planned leisurely ride through downtown turned into a case of a runaway horse.

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