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Cousin gibbon full of grace

Whilst in Phuket, southern Thailand, I thought I'd visit some biological cousins in a rehabilitation sanctuary. I am talking about gibbons, our distant relatives. We humans are classified as primates, the same biological order as the apes, monkeys, tarsiers and lemurs, writes Liz Price.

Saha transfer saga

The jostle for Louis Saha#8217;s signature is not only a tussle between Chelsea and Manchester United for one of English football#8217;s hottest strikers but an acrimonious tussle for Premiership bragging rights. FOOTBALLCHANNEL.COM follows the transfer drama and tries to put the pieces together.

India begins census of Royal Bengal tigers

B>CALCUTTA:/BWildlife workers in eastern India have begun counting endangered Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest straddling the Indian-Bangladesh border.

Behind the rhino deaths

IN RESPONSE to the various articles and letters #8211; some very critical, erroneous, and prejudiced #8211; that have appeared recently in the newspapers about the rhino deaths at the Sungai Dusun Sumatran Rhino Conservation Centre, the Malaysian Rhino Foundation, the International Rhino Foundation and I personally believe that some facts and clarifications are in order.

Futile effort

A rhino expert who once led the Malaysian rhino captive breeding programme has now called for it to be stopped. TAN CHENG LI has the story.

Let death of rhinos be a lesson

From SHAHRIMAN ONN, Shah Alam.

Divided over breeding plan

The recent deaths of all five rhinoceroses in a Malaysian wildlife sanctuary have raised questions: Should we continue keeping rhinos in captivity or are they better off in the wild? And should we abandon captive breeding programmes which have yet to produce results and accept the fact that Man just cannot tinker with rhino reproduction?

Van Nistelrooy takes leaf out of Law’s book

Ruud van Nistelrooy closed in on Denis Law's European scoring record for Manchester United with a display of goal-poaching against Rangers on Tuesday that came straight out of the Scot's own handbook.

Thais seize exotic animals from trader

B>BANGKOK:/BThai authorities have arrested a man and seized exotic creatures and animal body parts during a major raid near the capital.

Dashing cook, inspiring recipes

IF YOU have set your heart on making pumpkin soup and the wedges of the cling-wrapped pumpkin at your regular store look as dry as your face in a cold country and almost mouldy, what do you do?