EXOTIC ANIMALS

WTF

This Guy’s Pet Alligator Feeds on Pizza and Cookies

The 13-foot-long gator lives in a small, murky pool in Florida, where it chows down on carb-loaded treats.
Alex Swerdloff
7.18.16
china

China Bans Sale of Endangered Animals as Food

The Chinese government banned the production and sale of food made from state-protected wild animals last week, promising to update the list of what’s protected every five years as populations in the wild recover or take a dive.
Wyatt Marshall
7.8.16
the internet

An Asian Grocer's April Fools' Joke About Panda Meat Seriously Backfired

Honestbee wasn’t actually selling panda, minke whale, or tiger meat. The joke, Honestbee now says, was intended to teach its customers a lesson about “wildlife crime” and “illegal wildlife trade.”
Alex Swerdloff
4.1.16
japan

Cup Noodles' New 'Luxury' Soup Flavors Include Shark Fin and Softshell Turtle

The company is rolling out two new soup flavors for the Japanese market: “Luxury Thickness Shark Fin Soup Flavor” and “Luxury Broth Softshell Turtle Soup Flavor.”
Alex Swerdloff
3.30.16
EXOTIC ANIMALS

I Ate Iguana and Venomous Lionfish with New York’s Elite

The Explorer's Club’s famous dinner is reputed to be like something out of Andrew Bergman's <i>The Freshman</i>, with a hearty dash of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure.
Alex Swerdloff
3.22.16
history

The 65-Year-Old Tale of Mystery Meat Believed to Come From a Woolly Mammoth

A 65-year-old mystery surrounding the origin of some meat—believed to be the flesh of a mammoth or giant sloth—has once and for all been solved.
Alex Swerdloff
2.5.16
controversy

San Franciscans Are Furious at This Artist for Exhibiting Cans Of 'Boiled Parrot'

A closer look at the individual cans reveals that their labels read as follows: “Colorful Sky Rat” and “Boiled Parrot—In Gravy.”
Alex Swerdloff
10.22.15