Read more about the article Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles
Photo shows turtles found inside the baggage of a passenger at the airport in Hong Kong on April 1, 2024. The seized 63 turtles have a market value of HKD 819,000 (GBP 83,336). (Hong Kong Customs/AsiaWire)

Surprise Find For Customs Officials As Passenger Tries To Smuggle 63 Reptiles

Looking like giant Easter eggs wrapped up in tape, customs officials have seized 63 live turtles from a passenger arriving on a flight from Malaysia. The turtles, which have not…

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Read more about the article Clothing Store Owner ‘Employs’ Shiba Inu Dog As Greeter, Says It Earns GBP-300 Monthly Salary
A clothing store uses a Shiba Inu dog as a welcoming model in Quanzhou, Fujian, China, undated. It has a salary including food and accommodation. (146746612/AsiaWire)

Clothing Store Owner ‘Employs’ Shiba Inu Dog As Greeter, Says It Earns GBP-300 Monthly Salary

A clever clothing store owner has thought of a unique way of attracting more customers by placing his pet Shiba Inu outside the entrance dressed up as a salesperson with…

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Read more about the article Parrot Takes Hours To Recover After Suffering Electric Shock While Chewing Wires
A parrot becomes paralyzed after chewing wires in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, undated. It took more than four hours to recover. (61168384945/AsiaWire)

Parrot Takes Hours To Recover After Suffering Electric Shock While Chewing Wires

Parrot taking more than two hours to recover after it became paralysed when suffering an electric shock. Smartphone footage recorded in the city of Shenzhen, located in China's coastal province…

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Read more about the article Moment Two Marmots Enter ‘Choreographed’ Playful Scuffle At Nature Reserve
Two marmots fight in a Nature Reserve in Jiuquan, Gansu, China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (AsiaWire)

Moment Two Marmots Enter ‘Choreographed’ Playful Scuffle At Nature Reserve

These two bobak marmots were caught on video engaging in a playful tussle that looked more like a choreographed tango than an actual fight. The rodents' playful antics were caught…

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Read more about the article Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment
Customs find a live African venomous scorpion during an on-site inspection of a batch of containerized logs in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (Customs/AsiaWire)

Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment

Customs seizing a venomous emperor scorpion from a shipment of containerised timber. Footage captured in the city of Suzhou, in China's eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Depicted two customs officers…

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Read more about the article Giant Panda Giving Zookeeper Puppy-Eyes After Tearing Pillow Apart
A panda tears its pillow at Haisi Zoo in Fujian, China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (haisizoo/AsiaWire)

Giant Panda Giving Zookeeper Puppy-Eyes After Tearing Pillow Apart

Giant panda giving a zookeeper a guilty look while sitting in a pile of sawdust after tearing apart its pillow. The clip, captured at the Quanzhou Haisi Wild Animals World,…

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Read more about the article Old Woman ‘Hangs’ Kitten To Dry On Clothes Rack After Its Bath
An old woman hangs a cat after washing it up to dry in Guangdong China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (GuoDong168168/AsiaWire)

Old Woman ‘Hangs’ Kitten To Dry On Clothes Rack After Its Bath

Elderly woman 'hangs' her pet kitten to dry on a clothes rack after a bath. In one piece of footage, the old woman, not named in local media, could be…

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Read more about the article Deaf Baby Girl Bursts Into Tears After Hearing Mum’s Voice For First Time Ever
A baby cries when she hears for the first time in Fuzhou, Fujian, China, undated. The family raised money to install a cochlear implant for her. (1516080237/AsiaWire)

Deaf Baby Girl Bursts Into Tears After Hearing Mum’s Voice For First Time Ever

The heartwarming video depicts a deaf baby girl bursting into tears after hearing her mother's voice for the first time with the help of a hearing implant. Smartphone footage recorded…

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Read more about the article Researchers Say Giant Sword Discovered In Japan Was Probably Only Used In Rituals
Photo shows the serpentine sword from the Tomio Maruyama Tumulus, undated. The sword with total length of 285 centimeters was probably used in rituals. (Newsflash)

Researchers Say Giant Sword Discovered In Japan Was Probably Only Used In Rituals

A massive sword that is as long as a giant snake that has been discovered in Japan was once used in rituals, researchers have said. The 237-centimetre (993-inch) sword was…

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