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Scientists discover new species of Taiwanese wolf spider

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese researchers discovered a new species of wolf spider in southern and eastern Taiwan, with their findings published in the academic journal Zootaxa in early Octobe...

Wild baby coconut crabs found on Taiwan's Green Island for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Baby coconut crabs were spotted on Taiwan’s Green Island for the first time in a discovery that researchers say is a boon for further investigation into the species....

Record 800 kg goblin shark with 6 pups caught off northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fishermen caught a record-breaking 800 kg goblin shark carrying six pups off the northeast coast of Taiwan but have drawn criticism for using bottom trawling to capture a ...

Giant 56 kg stingray caught off southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A monstrous stingray was caught off the coast of southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday (March 7) and was sold for NT$672 (US$21.81) to a restaurant, which promptly cooked it up f...

Cobra spotted on New Taipei bike path

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the 228 Memorial Day holiday, a cobra "as thick as a wrist" was spotted slithering next to a bike path in New Taipei City. A member of the Facebook group...

Rare mutant yellow Taiwan bamboo pit viper spotted on trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a group of school children spotted a mutant Taiwan green bamboo pit viper (Trimeresurus stejnegeri) that was colored yellow. On Sunday (Feb. 12), the ...

Leopard cat escapes from Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An endangered leopard cat (石虎) escaped from its enclosure at the Taipei Zoo over the weekend, but zoo officials did not disclose the escape until Wednesday (Nov. 25). K...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized arrived in Taiwan today (Sept. 17) after accepting an official invitation by the government to thank her for d...