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Locals Hunt for River Rats after Study Finds Bear Bile Elements

Locals Hunt for River Rats after Study Finds Bear Bile Elements

BUSAN, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – River rats native to South America, also known as nutria, were first introduced to Korea in the 1980s by fur ranchers.  Although officials at the time didn’t expect the animals to survive in the wild in the cold winter weather, the rats showed exceptional adaptability, surviving winters in their [...]

Pet Owners Relieved of Burden of Expensive Heartworm Meds

Pet Owners Relieved of Burden of Expensive Heartworm Meds

SEOUL, January 29 (Korea Bizwire) –Properly caring for pets can be an expensive endeavor. And given that comprehensive health insurance coverage for pets has yet to be implemented in Korea, this hard fact hits home for many animal lovers in a nation where over 10 million people have welcomed pets into their homes. No wonder [...]

Finless Porpoise Under Siege in Korean Seas

Finless Porpoise Under Siege in Korean Seas

ULSAN, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean waters have become dangerous habitat for finless porpoises, sometimes referred to in Korea as “smiling whales” for their grinning faces.  According to the Ulsan Coast Guard, a total of 9,710 whales died in the five-year period from 2011 to 2015 from either illegal poaching or unintended catch in [...]

Domestic Plant Owners Call for “Planterinarians”

Domestic Plant Owners Call for “Planterinarians”

SUWON, South Korea, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Will “domestic plants” become a growth industry of the future? In Korea, an increasing number of households have come to adopt domestic plants, like succulents or cactus plants, as their choice of home companion, flora that serve various purposes from simple home decoration to freshening the atmosphere [...]