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Animals/Pets news & information for Andalucia

'Extinct' porpoise seen seven times off Costa del Sol
Animals/Pets Sat, Oct 27, 2018

'Extinct' porpoise seen seven times off Costa del...

A TYPE of dolphin believed to be extinct in the Mediterranean has been seen seven times off the Costa del Sol in recent months, according to the marine protection charity OceanSea. The Common or Harbour Porpoise, one of...

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks

A DOG-TRAINING course to teach pets not to be scared of fireworks will be free of charge to all owners, says the local council organising these pioneering workshops. Vegas del Genil (Granada province), has teamed up...

Stranded baby dolphin 'dies of stress' as hundreds of sunbathers hassle her
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Stranded baby dolphin 'dies of stress' as hundreds...

A DOLPHIN calf has died on a beach in Mojácar (Almería province) after the stress caused by hundreds of bathers handling and crowding round her led to her suffering a heart attack. According to the marine fauna rescue...

Cow and calf chill out on Cádiz beach
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 4, 2017

Cow and calf chill out on Cádiz beach

A COW and her calf strolled onto a Cádiz beach yesterday (Monday), sat down beneath a parasol and began to soak up the sun – much to the disbelief of bathers. Members of the public on Bolonia beach did a double take...

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park controlled breeding programme
Animals/Pets Fri, Mar 17, 2017

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park...

AN IBERIAN lynx cub has been born for the first time in the Doñana National Park through a controlled breeding programme attempting to revive the population of this near-extinct wild cat. Adelfa, the oldest female lynx...

Tiger escapes from circus
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Tiger escapes from circus

TERROR reigned near a circus in Andújar (Jaén province) yesterday (Sunday) lunchtime after a tiger gave his handlers the slip and broke loose. Emergency services were called out at around 12.45hrs by circus staff who...

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University
Animals/Pets Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University

A GUIDE dog has become the latest four-legged 'student' in Spain to appear in a graduation class photo – and even wears a mortar board. Idena is shown in the line-up of the official social work degree Class of...

Iberian lynx comes back from the brink
Animals/Pets Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Iberian lynx comes back from the brink

A NEARLY-·EXTINCT breed of wild cat has been brought back to southern Spain after an intensive 10-year breeding plan at a conservation park in the province of Jaén. The Iberian Lynx, described by breeders at the La...

First endangered bearded vulture born in Cazorla nature reserve
Animals/Pets Thu, Feb 19, 2015

First endangered bearded vulture born in Cazorla nature...

AN ENDANGERED bird of prey has been born in the province of Jaén - the first chick of 2015 - and in exactly the same sanctuary where the oldest one of its species died last year. The bearded vulture () - whose name in...

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