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Animals/Pets news & information for Cantabria region/province

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park

A BENGAL tiger cub has been born at Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park – the first in 18 years. Her mother, one of nine of her species at the huge open-air safari complex along with her daughter, three males,...

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire
Animals/Pets Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire

ALL THREE giraffes from Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park have died in a fire in the early hours of Saturday, confirm staff from the huge safari complex. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but it has caused...

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Sun, Oct 8, 2017

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park

ELEPHANTS are breeding like rabbits at Cantabria's huge open-air wildlife park – two babies have been born in less than a month out of a total of 19 since the year 1990, something staff say is 'extraordinary,...

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up

The Cantabrian Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) has released encouraging census data relating to breeding females in the Cantabrian mountains of northwest Spain, which suggests that the "extremely threatened" animal...

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria
Animals/Pets Mon, May 22, 2017

Mad cow disease strikes farm in Cantabria

AN OUTBREAK of 'mad cow disease' has been detected at a Cantabria farm, costing the lives of five out of the premises' 90 bovines. Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE),...

Still no sign of 'escaped' bear from Cabárceno safari park
Animals/Pets Mon, Jun 6, 2016

Still no sign of 'escaped' bear from Cabárceno...

POLICE in Cantabria are still searching for a brown bear who broke out of the huge Cabárceno safari park nearly a week ago and who has been seen running loose in a nearby village. A group of youngsters saw the bear in...

Endangered Bactrian Camel born at Cabárceno park
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Endangered Bactrian Camel born at Cabárceno park

AN ENDANGERED species of camel has been born at a wildlife park in the northern region of Cantabria – only the second of her type to come into the world there and one of just a small number born in captivity worldwide...

Rare white rhinoceros born in Cantabria's Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Rare white rhinoceros born in Cantabria's Cabárceno...

A WHITE rhinoceros has been born in the Cabárceno Park in Cantabria, a huge outdoor safari centre which attracts millions of tourists from all over the planet. The rare creature, which is in danger of extinction, is...

Brown bears with cubs found in Cantabria mountains
Animals/Pets Sat, Apr 3, 2010

Brown bears with cubs found in Cantabria mountains

AROUND 21 brown bears with cubs have been found in the Cantabria mountains. A total of 18 were found in the hills bordering on the region of Asturias, the Alto Sil and the Ancares mountains backing on to the province of...

Mad cow disease death
Animals/Pets Sat, Mar 7, 2009

Mad cow disease death

MAD Cow Disease has been confirmed as the cause of death of a Santander man, say Cantabria regional health authority. The victim died in the Marqués de Valdecilla hospital in the regional capital in January. His is the...

Dog welfare activists demand beach ban re-think
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 13, 2008

Dog welfare activists demand beach ban re-think

A group of volunteers from the El Refugio animal welfare association, accompanied by fourteen rescued dogs, took to El Sardinero beach in Santander yesterday at the start of a week-long, nationwide campaign to demand a...

Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 24, 2008

Beached baby whale rescued from Bikinis beach

An injured whale calf was rescued from Bikinis beach in Santander yesterday after a joint operation involving the Guardia Civil, the Red Cross and a female biologist from the Cantabrian Maritime Museum. The museum's...

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