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Animals/Pets news & information for Asturias region/province

Loose bull charges down main city road in Oviedo
Animals/Pets Sat, Jun 4, 2016

Loose bull charges down main city road in Oviedo

AN ESCAPED bull who ran amok through the centre of Asturias' largest city, Oviedo, was eventually caught by a street-cleaner. The animal broke out of a farm in La Manjoya at around 08.30 yesterday (Friday) morning,...

Two arrested in Galicia for killing brown bear
Animals/Pets Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Two arrested in Galicia for killing brown bear

Animal protection officers with the Guardia Civil have arrested two people - 50-year-old J.M.A.A., and 30-year-old N.R.F. - for allegedly killing a brown bear in the town of Porley in Asturias. They have been charged...

Vandals wreck world's largest giant squid collection
Animals/Pets Sat, Dec 13, 2008

Vandals wreck world's largest giant squid collection

According to the president of the Centre for the Study and Protection of Marine Species (CEPESMA), vandals have caused around €24,00 euros worth of damage to the world's largest collection of giant squid at the...

Rescued bear cub battling brain clot
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 1, 2008

Rescued bear cub battling brain clot

The female bear cub found wandering alone on a country road in the Somiedo Natural Park last Thursday is suffering from a blood clot on the brain, and is not expected to survive. The news was announced by regional...

Somiedo’s Valley: the Spanish bear paradise
Animals/Pets Thu, Nov 15, 2007

Somiedo’s Valley: the Spanish bear paradise

SPAIN is the second most popular tourist destination in the world after the USA. The majority of visitors come in search of sun, sea, sand and the unrivalled Mediterranean lifestyle. But there is another side to Spain...

Cruel dog owner facing jail time
Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 21, 2007

Cruel dog owner facing jail time

A man arrested yesterday for the attempted murder of a dog could face between three to twelve months behind bars if convicted. Guardia Civil environmental officers from Pola de Lena in Asturias arrested the man, who...

Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 27, 2007

European bald eagle spotted for first time in 50 years

Environment ministry experts from the Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park in Asturias believe that they may have captured images of a European bald eagle (Haliaaetus albicilla) which has never previously been seen in...

Asturias bear found with hunter's trap injuries
Animals/Pets Tue, Nov 14, 2006

Asturias bear found with hunter's trap injuries

The Wild Animal Protection Foundation (FAPAS) have found a second brown bear in the Proazas natural park in Asturias showing signs of having been caught in a trap used by hunters to catch wild boars. The average-sized...

Beach alert shark netted in Gijón marina
Animals/Pets Fri, Jul 15, 2005

Beach alert shark netted in Gijón marina

The pilgrim shark which was caused widespread panic, and forced responsible for the closure of Gijón´s Poniente beach to bathers for several hours on Tuesday, was caught in the nets of the "Angel María...

28 tonne whale found washed up on Asturias beach
Animals/Pets Wed, Mar 2, 2005

28 tonne whale found washed up on Asturias beach

According to the coordinator of the Study and Protection of Marine Animals Society (CEPESMA), the body of a 28 tonne whale was found washed up on a beach near the town of Tapia de Casariego last night. The whale was...

Chivina the sheep´s Christmas miracle
Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 27, 2004

Chivina the sheep´s Christmas miracle

José Manuel Bango Busto got one of the biggest shocks of his life on Wednesday, when he woke up to find that one of his sheep, "Chivina" (photo), had given birth to five lambs; three males and two females. Mr...

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