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Animals/Pets news & information for Costa Blanca

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant Petita, 46
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant...

BENIDORM theme park Terra Natura's most iconic and popular resident celebrated her birthday in true Bollywood style this week as a nod to her Indian roots and invited all members of the public to join her. Petita,...

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja
Animals/Pets Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja

Lifeguards and police officers joined forces yesterday (Sunday) to rescue a manta ray which had got caught in a net near the shore at Playa de la Mata in Torrevieja. The ray, measuring almost two metres across, was...

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed
Animals/Pets Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Home-bred Benidorm Indian rhino goes to Ireland to breed

SPAIN'S first-ever Indian rhinoceros born in captivity will soon be leaving Benidorm's Terra Natura theme park for a new life in southern Ireland. Shusto, who is four and already weighs a tonne, is off to the...

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca town
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 13, 2015

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca...

A PIONEERING ‘animal therapy’ charity in a Costa Blanca town has launched its first session by bringing trained dogs into an elderly Day Centre. Thanks to a grant from the La Caixa bank social fund, new association...

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park animals
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park...

ANIMALS at Benidorm's Terra Natura safari park are being given ice lollies every day to combat the heat. Over 50 kilos of in-season fruit are used every month and ices are tailored to different species of animal....

Dog saves missing expatriate's life in Moraira
Animals/Pets Tue, May 14, 2013

Dog saves missing expatriate's life in Moraira

A LOYAL family dog saved his elderly owner's life after the man lay injured and dehydrated in the undergrowth for three days. Bijou, a two-year-old black labrador, never left Bernhard Schulz's side and lay on...

First Indian Rhinoceros born in captivity in Spain
Animals/Pets Fri, Feb 10, 2012

First Indian Rhinoceros born in captivity in Spain

Benidorm's Terra Natura wildlife park has become the first Spanish zoo to witness the birth of an Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in captivity. The baby rhino weighted in at around 50kg, according to a...

European singles' party set to kick off in Alicante
Animals/Pets Tue, Sep 6, 2011

European singles' party set to kick off in Alicante

Some 500 single people are expected to descend upon the city of Alicante tomorrow for the first European Singles Party, organised by the city council in conjunction with two tour operators. The event will run until...

Elephant on Facebook
Animals/Pets Sat, Mar 28, 2009

Elephant on Facebook

AN ELEPHANT from a Benidorm theme park now has her own Facebook site, reveal managers at Terra Natura safari centre. Animal-lovers can now follow the fortunes of the park’s best-known Asian elephant, 36-year-old...

Animals/Pets Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Hefty fines for negligent dog walkers

Alicante yesterday revealed that it has passed a new decree that is to come into effect next month whereby owners of dogs who foul the pavement and fail to clear it up will be fined as much as two hundred euros. The...

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