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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Bottle nose dolphins
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Bottle nose dolphins

A colony of 34 bottlenose dolphins has been seen in the Valencian Community for the first time in the province’s history. They have been viewed mainly around the Sierra Helada area but also along the cliffs of La...

Eight legs and intelligence
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Eight legs and intelligence

Imagine presiding over 50,000 eggs for up to two months, and never being able to leave them unattended, often to the detriment of one’s own health, or in the worst case scenario; life. This admirable maternal...

Giant gerbils
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Giant gerbils

OK; so I know it’s the silly season, but April 1, it isn’t! An unusual news item originates from the Beeb. And whilst ‘Auntie’ has been capable of the odd hoax (spaghetti trees, for instance, and the islands of...

Gandia park shame
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Gandia park shame

Gandia residents were upset on Monday by the appearance of ten dead stray cats in a local park. Fourteen dogs have become very ill and needed emergency veterinary attention after being walked in the park and one dog has...

Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Dealing With Wasps And Summer Pests

Warm weather does not appeal to everyone, but among those positively revelling in it are a number of very unwelcome little house 'guests'.They´re not neighbourhood kids out to beat holiday boredom by annoying...

Busy bugs
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Busy bugs

I’ve noticed that this year there seem to be more dung beetles about, which is just as well for us because if it weren’t for dung beetles every terrestrial organism would be up to its eyes in you-know-what. These...

Talking dogs
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Talking dogs

Did you know that dogs could talk? Many other animals can talk too. Whales can talk and dolphins can talk. Animals speak a universal language. It is called “body language”. If we learn to correctly interpret the...

Safari animals suffer the heat too
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Safari animals suffer the heat too

Safari parks, zoos and animal rescue centres in the province are working flat out to keep their animals cool in the summer heat . ‘Noah’s Arc’ wild animal reserve in Benimantell has given its resident bears, Yogui...

Royal visitor in Calpe
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Royal visitor in Calpe

Calpe received a majestic visitor last week, to the surprise of residents. The municipal service for the collection and protection of animals in the town picked up a royal owl found in calle Pintor Sorolla, right in the...

Captured croc
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Captured croc

A metre and a half long crocodile was found during the early hours of Saturday morning in the river Guadalhorce by the Guardia Civil. This endangered species (Caiman Cocodrilus) often grows to a length of two metres and...

A spoiled dog
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 14, 2003

A spoiled dog

Who would have doubted that the Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) is such a popular breed? Once more I received a message concerning these valiant dogs, this time from Denise.Dear Bruno,I have just read your article Too soft /...

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs

Over twenty dogs have died in rural areas around Benissa as a result of illegal poison bait. Benissa vet Gustavo Uhrig Moll told the CB Friday that 22 dogs have passed through his surgery in the past month all victims...

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