EXOTIC PETS

Snake Man

Three Snake Owners Talk About the Reality of Keeping Exotic Pets

“There’s no such thing as a tame snake.”
India Hendrikse
10.11.18
Motherboard

A Man Tried to Smuggle a Python Onto a Plane Inside a Hard Drive Enclosure

The snake stowaway has been confiscated by the US Fish and Wildlife Services.
Becky Ferreira
7.11.18
ANIMALS

Meet the Woman Who Owns Huge Hissing Cockroaches as Pets

Exotic animal vlogger Emzotic owns a lot of weird insects, including two giant snails and a pair of roaches called Rice and Beans.
Zing Tsjeng
6.26.17
it's a zoo

Toronto Is Cracking Down on Therapy Capybaras

The city is looking into its many travelling zoos.
Lisa Cumming
5.1.17
pets

Inside London's Exotic Pet Hotel

Is it ever OK to own exotic pets? We met people from all sides of the debate to find out.
Angus Harrison
1.6.17
Instagram

Instagram Cheetahs Are Now the Target of International Wildlife Officials

A monumental agreement aims to curb the illegal cheetah trade by monitoring social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.4.16
Luxury Week

Welcome to Motherboard Luxury Week

We hope you're in the mood to feel fancy.
Nicholas Deleon
9.26.16
Luxury Week

Why Rich People Are Obsessed With Owning Exotic Animals

Is buying a tiger a rite of passage for the ultra rich?
Sarah Emerson
9.26.16
Florida

Is Florida About to Be Swamped With Capybara?

Too much capybara can be a bad thing.
Sarah Emerson
8.20.16
Stuff

Your Exotic Pet Doesn’t Love You

You can order a live baby alligator on the internet for $94.99. Unfortunately, after your new pet arrives, he'll probably kill you.
Kathleen Hale
8.24.14
VICE PROFILES

An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade

Wildlife trafficking is estimated to be a $19 billion per year global business, surpassed only by black-market sales and trafficking of drugs, humans, and firearms.
VICE Staff
5.12.14