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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Brown bear spotted in Galicia for first time in 150 years
Animals/Pets Thu, May 7, 2020

Brown bear spotted in Galicia for first time in 150 years

EXCEPTIONALLY-CLEAR and very close-up footage of a brown bear has been taken in Galicia – the first time the species has been sighted there in 150 years. Producer Felipe Lage from Zeitun Films had set up cameras in...

Wolves wander round Galicia town
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Wolves wander round Galicia town

PANICKED residents in a Galicia town called the Guardia Civil after seeing two fully-grown wolves strolling down their street – the latest rarely-spotted wild now humans have vacated them. Officers went out to the...

Animals reclaim the streets as humans stay indoors
Animals/Pets Sat, Apr 18, 2020

Animals reclaim the streets as humans stay indoors

ANIMAL care is included among the 'exceptions' for which people in Spain are allowed to leave their homes – which also covers feeding and attending to feral cat colonies, since these are regarded under...

Guardia Civil reunites lost foal with his mum
Animals/Pets Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Guardia Civil reunites lost foal with his mum

GUARDIA Civil officers in Oviedo found a newborn foal wandering along a main road in the early hours of the morning, and managed to reunite him with his mum. He was seen, distressed and disoriented, on the AS-112...

Atlético's Marcos Llorente calls his puppy 'Anfield' after shock win against Liverpool
Animals/Pets Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Atlético's Marcos Llorente calls his puppy...

ATLÉTICO de Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente is so thrilled at his team's performance in knocking Liverpool FC out of the Champions' League that he has named his new dog 'Anfield'. Llorente, 25, was...

New species of mammal found 'lived in Madrid nine million years ago'
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 2, 2020

New species of mammal found 'lived in Madrid nine...

A CARNIVORE which lived in Madrid around nine million years ago has just been named following joint research between scientists in the capital, in Catalunya and in South Africa. The is described as a small meat-eating...

Endangered gazelle born at Valencia Bioparc
Animals/Pets Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Endangered gazelle born at Valencia Bioparc

AN ENDANGERED Dama Gazelle has been born at Valencia's Bioparc open-air safari centre – doubly good news, since her birth shows animal life at least is carrying on as normal despite the national lockdown. The ,...

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree, say police
Animals/Pets Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree,...

PANICKED and disbelieving calls to the Local Police in Molina de Segura (Murcia) claimed a loose lion was wandering about in a country lane just outside the town. Numerous residents reported a wild feline roaming around...

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona
Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 25, 2020

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona

AN ENDANGERED species of giraffe has been born at Barcelona zoo – 10-year-old Nuru, from Emmen zoo in The Netherlands, gave birth this month and mother and baby are both doing well. According to the International...

Madrid to register pets as 'dependants' with social services to keep them with their owners
Animals/Pets Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Madrid to register pets as 'dependants' with social...

PETS can now be registered with the social services in Madrid as 'immediate family members', meaning they are protected in the same way as their owners and every effort is made to keep them together. This is...

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 7, 2019

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées

AN IBERIAN Lynx has been born in the Pyrénées for the first time in over a century – hugely positive news for this highly-endangered species, reports the La Pedrera Catalunya Foundation. Although the cub came into...

“There's a cow in your swimming pool!”
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 25, 2019

“There's a cow in your swimming pool!”

LOCAL Police in a Greater Madrid region town had to rescue a cow who had fallen into a swimming pool and been there for over 24 hours, unbeknown to the property owners. Irene Larroque says she and her mother had left...

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