Monkeys, porcupines team up to destroy crops, Nepal’s farmers say

A monkey on a tree in NepaKATHMANDU — Ram Prasad Paudel of Maramche village in Nepal’s Gandaki province decided not to grow maize on his farm this spring. He opted for green vegetables, instead. “But I am not sure if the vegetables will survive,” says the 70-something Paudel. Maramche sits in the Cherapunji region, one of the wettest places on Earth. […]

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Behind viral story of bear visiting Nepal hospital lies bigger ailment

KATHMANDU — A bear walks into a hospital unnoticed at around midnight. It licks bloodstains on the floor. At first, the staffers think it’s a big dog, then realize it’s something else. The hospital is abuzz as people start running outside, yelling, “It’s a bear!” They call the police, who arrive at the scene and […]

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