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Animals/Pets news & information for Costa del Sol

Deer as big as a hamster born in Fuengirola Bioparc
Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Deer as big as a hamster born in Fuengirola Bioparc

A TINY Java Mouse Deer which is no bigger than a hamster has been born in a zoo on the Costa del Sol. This rare species, native of the Indonesian island which gives the animal its name, is said to be highly intelligent...

Mass slaughter uncovered at 'Parque Animal' shelter in Torremolinos
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 19, 2010

Mass slaughter uncovered at 'Parque Animal' shelter...

The directors of 'Parque Animal' in Torremolinos, husband-and-wife-team Carmen Marín and Manuel López, were arrested on Thursday and have been accused, amongst other crimes, of "severe and sustained animal...

Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Málaga firm launches first ice-cream for dogs

A company in Málaga is gearing up for the pre-Christmas launch of its first product - ice-cream for dogs. Available in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, cream and ham, the product is the first of its type...

Animals/Pets Mon, Sep 15, 2008

Boy (5) serious after Rottweiler attack

A 5-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition at Málaga's Maternity Hospital after a savage attack by his family's pet Rottweiler in the garden of the family home on the La Alqueria residential estate...

Beached whale draws large crowds
Animals/Pets Wed, Feb 6, 2008

Beached whale draws large crowds

Around 3,000 people gathered on Marbella's La Petunia beach yesterday afternoon to see the largest whale ever to wash up on the shores of Málaga province. Several craft were deployed by experts from the...

Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 28, 2007

Rare tiger cub on show at Fuengirola zoo

Visitors to Fuengirola zoo can now view a female Sumatra tiger cub that was born three months ago. It and its mother are being exhibited in a compound designed to resemble the ruins of Angkor Temple in Cambodia....

Animals/Pets Wed, Sep 26, 2007

Mijas police hunt large black panther

The hunt is on for a large black panther spotted by a member of the public in a park near the Los Claveles residential estate in La Cala de Mijas at around 7pm last night. Since then, three other people have...

'MOT' time for Mijas donkey taxis
Animals/Pets Fri, Mar 23, 2007

'MOT' time for Mijas donkey taxis

Yesterday was the day that the donkey taxis of Mijas underwent the first of their two annual check-ups. These are undertaken by volunteers from the non-profitmaking El Refugio animal welfare association, who check the...

Marbella mayor's horses left to starve to death
Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 22, 2006

Marbella mayor's horses left to starve to death

It was last March that Juan Antonio Roca was arrested in Marbella as part of a growing corruption scandal, and at the time, all of his assets were seized. These included 103 thoroughbred horses that were housed on his...

Animals/Pets Fri, May 19, 2006

Maradona signs for Canal Cuatro

Diego Armando Maradona will arrive in Spain next Wednesday, where he will stay for a week before flying off to Germany for the World Cup finals. According to a statement from the Cuatro TV station, the former player has...