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Animals/Pets news & information for Galicia

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

'Cow crossing' replaces zebras in Galicia city

A GALICIA city has argued that the north-western region has no zebras, but plenty of cows – and this should be reflected in their pedestrian crossings. Stripes have been swapped for random patches on a street in the...

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles
Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Blue whale caught on drone camera off Cíes Isles

DRONE footage off the coast of Galicia shows a blue whale – the largest mammal on earth - swimming close to the Cíes Isles. Captured on Wednesday but only just aired, the video shows a whale of an estimated 26 metres...

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer
Animals/Pets Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Lola the wagtail, a Galicia bar's most loyal customer

A BAR in A Coruña (Galicia) has a regular customer who has been coming in daily for a plate of – or Spanish omelette – for the last four years, and plants herself on the counter to ensure she is the first to get...

Drunk in charge of a horse on a public highway
Animals/Pets Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Drunk in charge of a horse on a public highway

A RIDER drunk in charge of his horse on a public road in Galicia is facing two major fines and was ordered to dismount immediately. The accused was returning from the Equine and Livestock Fair in Moeche, in the province...

Turkey farm roof collapses under weight of snow
Animals/Pets Thu, Jan 24, 2013

Turkey farm roof collapses under weight of snow

The roof of a turkey farm in San Xoán de Río (Ourense) collapsed yesterday morning under the weight of the snow, burying almost all of the six thousand fledgling turkeys housed inside. According to the mayor of the...

Galicia's most famous pig 'follows his dad everywhere' and 'likes being brushed'
Animals/Pets Sun, Aug 28, 2011

Galicia's most famous pig 'follows his dad...

THE 'happiest pig in Spain' has hit the headlines three years after he was rescued by a vegetarian from Galicia. His new dad, Pedro, paid to avoid him being slaughtered during the San Martín fiestas in the...

Body of rare beaked whale washes up in Galicia
Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 16, 2010

Body of rare beaked whale washes up in Galicia

Members of the Galician Natural History Society (SGHN) in Ferrol have found the body of a six-metre long cetacean weighing in the region of 600kg washed up on the shores of a beach in A Coviña, which they believed died...

Animals/Pets Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Dying dog savages Santiago pilgrim

A Swedish man in Galicia to complete the Santiago Pilgrim route was badly mauled by a dog that had just been hit by a car last Monday. The incident ocurred on the Avenida de las Américas in Lugo after the driver...

Animals/Pets Tue, Nov 11, 2008

Elderly woman crushed by cow

A 76-year-old woman was killed yesterday lunchtime after a cow fell on top of her in Beira, a small village near Carral (A Coruña). Her husband, who witnessed the incident, required treatment in hospital for shock.

New mink liberation threatens local ecosystem
Animals/Pets Thu, Nov 29, 2007

New mink liberation threatens local ecosystem

During the early hours of yesterday morning, someone broke into a farm in Bando, near Santiago de Compostela, and let around 20,000 minks out of their cages. This is the second time that the farm has been targeted, the...

Anti-hunt protesters fail to prevent 63 fox deaths
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Anti-hunt protesters fail to prevent 63 fox deaths

105 teams of nine hunters took part in the fourth Spanish Fox-Hunting Cup that was staged near Ourense yesterday despite the noisy efforts of around two hundred anti-hunt protesters, who were unable to save the lives of...

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