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Local news and information for Benimantell, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 6, 2007

‘My husband is not a paedophile’, claims Ylenia...

A suspected paedophile who killed himself after allegedly kidnapping a five-year-old girl is ‘innocent’, claims his widow. Vreni Von Aesch, whose husband Urs Hans is thought to be behind the disappearance of Ylenia...

Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 13, 2007

Jailed councillor's tigress recovering at welfare centre

Melody, the two year old tigress that used to belong to Juan Antonio Roca, the jailed Urbanisation councillor in Marbella has now arrived in the Noah's Ark Foundation in Benimantell (Alicante). Members of the...

Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 11, 2004

Very rare white Bengal tiger born in Alicante

A blue-eyed white Bengal tiger without stripes, one of only twenty in the world, has been born in "El Arca" (The Ark); the only wild animal recovery centre in Spain. Centre director, Sefafín Doménech,...

Animals/Pets Fri, Jan 30, 2004

Love is blind

Cubs have been born to two bears rescued by the Noah’s Ark sanctuary in Benimantell, the first such birth in captivity in the province.
The arrival of Hansel and Gretel, who weighed only 300 grammes each and...