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Animals/Pets news & information for Canary Islands

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran Canaria sea
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran...

BRITAIN'S most famous sea turtle has been released back into the sea off the coast of Gran Canaria after a charity campaign in the UK raised €15,000 for his treatment. Terry, who is thought to be aged between six...

Zoo worker injured after three chimpanzees escape
Animals/Pets Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Zoo worker injured after three chimpanzees escape

THREE chimpanzees escaped from a zoo in Fuerteventura, injuring the owners and putting a staff member in hospital. Two females, Felipa and Cheeta, and one male, King, got out of their cages at the Oasis Park in La...

Oil slick turtle 'Madonna' is on the mend
Animals/Pets Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Oil slick turtle 'Madonna' is on the mend

A TURTLE who was the first animal victim of the Canary Islands oil slick to be rescued will be released back into the sea on Monday. Guardia Civil coastguard authorities are searching for sea creatures and birds who...

Albino snakes threaten Gran Canaria wildlife
Animals/Pets Mon, May 5, 2014

Albino snakes threaten Gran Canaria wildlife

Experts in controlling invasive species are meeting in Gran Canaria this week to debate how to deal with the soaring numbers of albino California kingsnakes, which are decimating decimating local bird and lizard species...

Canary Island cat turns up in garage in Scotland
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Canary Island cat turns up in garage in Scotland

A CAT from the Canary Islands turned up in a garage in Aberdeenshire, Scotland recently – and as yet, nobody knows how she got there. Juanita, a tabby female was discovered by Rosy Long in her garage in the town of...

Two dead, 17 sick at Las Palmas care centre
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 20, 2012

Two dead, 17 sick at Las Palmas care centre

Two people have died and 17 others have needed hospital treatment for a bacterial infection that has affected patients and staff at a care centre for the mentally handicapped in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The infection...

Three-year-old killed by pit bull in Tenerife
Animals/Pets Mon, Jun 7, 2010

Three-year-old killed by pit bull in Tenerife

A three-year-old child has died today in Santa Cruz de Tenerife after being bitten by a pit bull terrier. According to information provided by the police, the incident occurred at around 3.30pm in the La Gallega...

Seven tigers escape from Gran Canaria zoo
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 23, 2010

Seven tigers escape from Gran Canaria zoo

Seven tigers escaped from a zoo in Gran Canaria this morning, three of which have since been shot by the Guardia Civil and four have been recaptured. The Policia Local in Agüimes originally reported that four animals...

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