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You Want Side of Rice Go With Steamed Crap?
Offbeat  (tags: China, Beijing, food, menus, restaurants, unusual names, Olympics, tourists, tourism, Chinese food )

RC
- 2504 days ago - firstcoastnews.com
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.
ORPHANED SERVAL CAT RESCUED FROM STREET TRADER
Offbeat  (tags: baby serval cat, reported, tourists, wildlife sanctuary, safe, rescued, street trader )

Simone
- 1036 days ago - bornfree.org.uk
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 )

Cher Away
- 1510 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
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
President Obama Takes A Surprise Walk
Offbeat  (tags: President Obama, walk, White House, Department of Interior, shaking hands, tourists, picture taking )

Dandelion
- 47 days ago - whitehouse.gov
The President was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior and decided to break with tradition: He walked over instead. On the way there, he got to chat with all sorts of people from roadside vendors to tourists.
Farmers Have Field Day Hosting 'Sleep With the Lions' for Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, farmers, money, asiastic lions, wild animals, greed )

Simone
- 1329 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
: 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-
PETA: Shut Down "Crummy" NC Zoo After Bear Bites Girl
Offbeat  (tags: wild bears, imprisoned, suffering, tourists, girl bitten, sanctuay, peta, clows bear pits )

Simone
- 1411 days ago - opposingviews.com
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.
Tourists Flock to Asiatic Lion Reserve in Western India
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, western india, asiastic lion reserve, endangered, popular )

Simone
- 1334 days ago - english.ntdtv.com
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
Churchill, Canada: Science, Art and Curiosity Mingle Where the Great White Beasts Gather
Offbeat  (tags: churchill, polar bear captial, artists, tourists )

Simone
- 1673 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
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-
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 )

Simone
- 2284 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
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 )

Simone
- 1634 days ago - news.com.au
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
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 )

Simone
- 1784 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
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 )

Chrissy
- 1913 days ago - theage.com.au
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.
Gator Bites Off Airboat Captain's Hand
Offbeat  (tags: humans, stupidity, captain, hand eaten, gator killed, tourists )

Simone
- 749 days ago - globalanimal.org
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.
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 )

Simone
- 1632 days ago - treehugger.com
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
Zoo Lets Visitors 'Ride' Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, tiger, suffering declawed, tourists, rides, outrage, chinese zoo )

Simone
- 1539 days ago - brudirect.com
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.
 

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