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Animals/Pets news & information for A Coruña province

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city

A GALICIA city has argued that the north-western region has no zebras, but plenty of cows – and this should be reflected in their pedestrian crossings. Stripes have been swapped for random patches on a street in the...

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer
Animals/Pets Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer

A BAR in A Coruña (Galicia) has a regular customer who has been coming in daily for a plate of – or Spanish omelette – for the last four years, and plants herself on the counter to ensure she is the first to get...

Drunk in charge of a horse on a public highway
Animals/Pets Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Drunk in charge of a horse on a public highway

A RIDER drunk in charge of his horse on a public road in Galicia is facing two major fines and was ordered to dismount immediately. The accused was returning from the Equine and Livestock Fair in Moeche, in the province...

Galicia's most famous pig 'follows his dad everywhere' and 'likes being brushed'
Animals/Pets Sun, Aug 28, 2011

Galicia's most famous pig 'follows his dad...

THE 'happiest pig in Spain' has hit the headlines three years after he was rescued by a vegetarian from Galicia. His new dad, Pedro, paid to avoid him being slaughtered during the San Martín fiestas in the...

Body of rare beaked whale washes up in Galicia
Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 16, 2010

Body of rare beaked whale washes up in Galicia

Members of the Galician Natural History Society (SGHN) in Ferrol have found the body of a six-metre long cetacean weighing in the region of 600kg washed up on the shores of a beach in A Coviña, which they believed died...

Animals/Pets Tue, Nov 11, 2008

Elderly woman crushed by cow

A 76-year-old woman was killed yesterday lunchtime after a cow fell on top of her in Beira, a small village near Carral (A Coruña). Her husband, who witnessed the incident, required treatment in hospital for shock.

New mink liberation threatens local ecosystem
Animals/Pets Thu, Nov 29, 2007

New mink liberation threatens local ecosystem

During the early hours of yesterday morning, someone broke into a farm in Bando, near Santiago de Compostela, and let around 20,000 minks out of their cages. This is the second time that the farm has been targeted, the...

Liberated minks face tough survival battle
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 16, 2006

Liberated minks face tough survival battle

A group of individuals believed to be animal activists liberated around 15,500 minks from their cages on three farms in the towns of Oza dos Ríos, Muros and Negreira in the province of A Coruña yesterday. It is...

Thousands of minks let loose on Santiago farm
Animals/Pets Sat, Jul 9, 2005

Thousands of minks let loose on Santiago farm

Around 35,000 minks were deliberately freed from their cages on a farm in Lavacolla (A Coruña) in an operation which seems to have been carried out by the Animal Liberation Front on Thursday night, according to a...

No operation planned for four legged hen
Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 30, 2004

No operation planned for four legged hen

José María Palleiro, a farmer from the village of Arteixo (La Coruña), has been rearing a four legged hen for the last six months. The hen (photo), which has a few problems getting around, also has two anuses. José...

Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 9, 2004

The Prestige revisited?

The regional Xunta government today denied giving the order to sacrifice part of the birds affected by an oil slick collected along the Galician coast these last few days. Environmental groups, however, believe the...

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