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Animals/Pets news & information for Costa de la Luz

Cow and calf chill out on Cádiz beach
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 4, 2017

Cow and calf chill out on Cádiz beach

A COW and her calf strolled onto a Cádiz beach yesterday (Monday), sat down beneath a parasol and began to soak up the sun – much to the disbelief of bathers. Members of the public on Bolonia beach did a double take...

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park controlled breeding programme
Animals/Pets Fri, Mar 17, 2017

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park...

AN IBERIAN lynx cub has been born for the first time in the Doñana National Park through a controlled breeding programme attempting to revive the population of this near-extinct wild cat. Adelfa, the oldest female lynx...

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University
Animals/Pets Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Guide dog 'graduates' from Cádiz University

A GUIDE dog has become the latest four-legged 'student' in Spain to appear in a graduation class photo – and even wears a mortar board. Idena is shown in the line-up of the official social work degree Class of...

Retuerta horses released into Salamanca nature reserve
Animals/Pets Sat, Jul 28, 2012

Retuerta horses released into Salamanca nature reserve

WILD horses in danger of extinction will be released into the open hundreds of miles from their native stamping ground in a bid to increase its population by casting their net wider. The , thought to be the oldest breed...

Beached whale dies in Huelva
Animals/Pets Sat, Aug 28, 2010

Beached whale dies in Huelva

A ten-metre-long whale that got stranded on a beach in Mazagón (Huelva) this morning, has died before rescue workers could get it back into the sea. The animal died after becoming trapped in waters too shallow to allow...

First baby Imperial eagles in 54 years
Animals/Pets Fri, Jul 2, 2010

First baby Imperial eagles in 54 years

IMPERIAL eagles have been bred in the Doñana national park for the first time after having been extinct for 54 years. Experts from the park's Biological Station, together with the ministry of the environment, have...

Little tern flourishes on artificial beaches
Animals/Pets Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Little tern flourishes on artificial beaches

Spain's largest colony of little terns has been nesting for less than a decade on artificial beaches created by dredging the Odiel estuary near Huelva. These artificial beaches have been created over the past five...

Sickly lynx rescued from roadside verge
Animals/Pets Thu, Dec 4, 2008

Sickly lynx rescued from roadside verge

Encina, an 8-month-old Iberian lynx that was one of only twenty cubs born in Doñana this year, has been rescued from the side of the El Rocío-Matalascañas road, where several lynxes have been run over by motorists in...

Beached Doñana whale returned to sea
Animals/Pets Sat, Nov 29, 2008

Beached Doñana whale returned to sea

A 6.3m long humpback whale found washed up on Torre Carbonero beach in Doñana natural park this morning has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean. Park director, Juan Carlos Rubio, explained that the whale's...

International opposition to Gibraltar monkey cull plan
Animals/Pets Wed, Apr 16, 2008

International opposition to Gibraltar monkey cull plan

The International Primate Protection League in the UK is planning to boycott tourism to Gibraltar over plans to cull 25 of its emblematic macaque monkeys. The enclave's monkey population had been kept under control...

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