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Animals/Pets news & information for Alicante province

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant Petita, 46
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant...

BENIDORM theme park Terra Natura's most iconic and popular resident celebrated her birthday in true Bollywood style this week as a nod to her Indian roots and invited all members of the public to join her. Petita,...

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja
Animals/Pets Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja

Lifeguards and police officers joined forces yesterday (Sunday) to rescue a manta ray which had got caught in a net near the shore at Playa de la Mata in Torrevieja. The ray, measuring almost two metres across, was...

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and arrests seven traffickers
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 17, 2016

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and...

A RACKET breeding monkeys and selling them in pet shops has been busted in several parts of Spain and seven people arrested, with a further 25 facing charges. Most of the animals seized were suffering from physical and...

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed
Animals/Pets Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed

SPAIN'S first-ever Indian rhinoceros born in captivity will soon be leaving Benidorm's Terra Natura theme park for a new life in southern Ireland. Shusto, who is four and already weighs a tonne, is off to the...

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca town
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 13, 2015

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca...

A PIONEERING ‘animal therapy’ charity in a Costa Blanca town has launched its first session by bringing trained dogs into an elderly Day Centre. Thanks to a grant from the La Caixa bank social fund, new association...

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park animals
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park...

ANIMALS at Benidorm's Terra Natura safari park are being given ice lollies every day to combat the heat. Over 50 kilos of in-season fruit are used every month and ices are tailored to different species of animal....

Alicante town trades rubbish lorries for horses and carts
Animals/Pets Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Alicante town trades rubbish lorries for horses and carts

A TOWN in eastern Spain has swapped the dust cart for a horse and cart to save money. Monforte del Cid (Alicante province) says it will save 200,000 euros a decade – half its costs – by using four-legged transport...

Dog saves missing expatriate's life in Moraira
Animals/Pets Tue, May 14, 2013

Dog saves missing expatriate's life in Moraira

A LOYAL family dog saved his elderly owner's life after the man lay injured and dehydrated in the undergrowth for three days. Bijou, a two-year-old black labrador, never left Bernhard Schulz's side and lay on...

First Indian Rhinoceros born in captivity in Spain
Animals/Pets Fri, Feb 10, 2012

First Indian Rhinoceros born in captivity in Spain

Benidorm's Terra Natura wildlife park has become the first Spanish zoo to witness the birth of an Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in captivity. The baby rhino weighted in at around 50kg, according to a...

European singles' party set to kick off in Alicante
Animals/Pets Tue, Sep 6, 2011

European singles' party set to kick off in Alicante

Some 500 single people are expected to descend upon the city of Alicante tomorrow for the first European Singles Party, organised by the city council in conjunction with two tour operators. The event will run until...

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