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Animals/Pets news & information for Basque Country

Sniffer dog survives accidental explosion
Animals/Pets Tue, May 13, 2008

Sniffer dog survives accidental explosion

Initial fears that ETA terrorists were responsible for an explosion that totally destroyed a regional police van left in an underground public car park beneath the Plaza Gernikako Arbola in Barakaldo (Vizcaya) last...

Animals/Pets Thu, Nov 8, 2007

Basque blue tongue outbreak spreads to thirteen farms

Analyses carried out on six sheep and cattle farms in Guipúzcoa province yesterday yielded four new positive results, raising the total number of farms affected by the blue tongue virus to thirteen. So far, no cases...

Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 19, 2007

Three metre shark spotted off Bilbao coast

Workers at the port of Santurtzi in Vizcaya spotted a shark measuring three metres long that stayed around for roughly three quarters of an hour between 10-11am. It is feared that the creature may be sick or injured.

Govt. calls for calm after avian flu confirmation
Animals/Pets Sat, Jul 8, 2006

Govt. calls for calm after avian flu confirmation

Government first vice-president, María Teresa de la Vega, stated at the weekly post-cabinet meeting press conference yesterday that: "there is no reason for alarm and we should not change our everyday habits. This...

San Sebastián´s favourite dolphin found dead
Animals/Pets Thu, Mar 31, 2005

San Sebastián´s favourite dolphin found dead

"Pakito," the dolphin which broke away from his shoal to make his home in San Sebastián´s Concha Bay back in 1998, was found dead yesterday in the port of Pasajes, where he moved to in March 2004. Pakito, who...

Basque Govt. grants permission to beach dead whale
Animals/Pets Sat, Jan 8, 2005

Basque Govt. grants permission to beach dead whale

Permission was given at 6pm yesterday evening by the Basque regional ports authorities to land a large dead whale which was found on New Year´s Day on rocks near Cape Matxitxako. By 10pm a team of whale experts from...

'Mad cow' discovered in Vizcaya
Animals/Pets Fri, Jan 9, 2004

'Mad cow' discovered in Vizcaya

The provincial government of Vizcaya today announced that it will open an investigation into the ‘mad cow’ that was born and bred in the area. The animal was discovered yesterday in Cantabria, and all its...

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