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Animals/Pets news & information for Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands to ban bull-fighting
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Balearic Islands to ban bull-fighting

THE Balearic Islands could become the third region in Spain to officially outlaw bull-fighting, thanks to a motion put forward by a left-wing independent party which looks set to gain the support of a majority. MP for...

It's a dog's life in Ibiza
Animals/Pets Thu, May 21, 2015

It's a dog's life in Ibiza

NEARLY a third of family dogs decide their owners' holiday destinations these days – and if they opt for Ibiza, the four-legged members of the clan can spend it in the lap of luxury. Around 50 hotels on the island...

English wildlife expert Jane Goodall slams Mallorca chimpanzee deaths
Animals/Pets Mon, May 11, 2015

English wildlife expert Jane Goodall slams Mallorca...

BRITISH primate expert Jane Goodall has joined numerous charities and members of the public in condemning the unnecessary deaths of two chimpanzees who escaped from a Mallorca zoo. Adán and Eva ('Adam' and...

Palma man admits plan to bomb Balearic University
Animals/Pets Fri, Oct 5, 2012

Palma man admits plan to bomb Balearic University

Juan Manuel Morales Sierra, the 21 year old arrested in Palma on Wednesday in possession of 140 kilos of explosive material today confessed to police that he had intended to bomb the Balearic Islands University (UIB),...

Calvià pays tribute to policemen killed in ETA blast
Animals/Pets Sat, Dec 5, 2009

Calvià pays tribute to policemen killed in ETA blast

AT least 1,500 people, including members of the Local Police, gathered yesterday in Calvià (Mallorca) in homage to the two Guardia Civil officers who lost their lives in a terrorist bombing in the town on July 30....

Cuban crocodile repatriated after Balearic adventure
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 9, 2009

Cuban crocodile repatriated after Balearic adventure

A Cuban crocodile that was smuggled into Spain illegally several years ago, has been returned to her native country where she will be introduced into a breeding farm for her species. The ten-year-old 'Crocodylus...

Large dead sperm whale found off Menorcan coast
Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 5, 2008

Large dead sperm whale found off Menorcan coast

An eight-metre long sperm whale weighing around five tonnes found floating off the south coast of Menorca this morning, has been towed to Mahón port to prevent it from becoming a danger to shipping. It was spotted by...

Harpooned whale found washed up on Mallorca beach
Animals/Pets Tue, Jun 24, 2008

Harpooned whale found washed up on Mallorca beach

Experts from the Marineland aquatic zoo are conducting a thorough examination of the body of a ten-metre long sperm whale found yesterday in Font de sa Cala (Capdepera, Mallorca) in an attempt to establish cause of...

Animals/Pets Fri, May 23, 2008

60 dogs removed after complaints

Sixty noisy dogs removed from a private residence in Palma's Puig de Sant Pere district on May 12th are now being looked after at Son Pere Municipal Health Centre. According to a council statement released today,...

Animals/Pets Wed, Nov 17, 2004

New case of mad cow disease detected on Menorca

A new case of mad cow disease (EEB) has been detected on a farm in Menorca, the twentieth on the Balearic islands since 2000. Of these, sixteen have been on farms located on Menorca, and the rest on Mallorca. According...

Savage dogs kill toddler on Mallorca
Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 16, 2004

Savage dogs kill toddler on Mallorca

A 4 year old girl, Rosana M.R., died on Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in a savage dog attack shortly after being admitted to Son Llátzer Hospital, Palma. Rosana was attacked at around 11am at the home of...

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