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Animals/Pets news & information for Gran Canaria

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran Canaria sea
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Terry the 'British turtle' released into Gran...

BRITAIN'S most famous sea turtle has been released back into the sea off the coast of Gran Canaria after a charity campaign in the UK raised €15,000 for his treatment. Terry, who is thought to be aged between six...

Two dead, 17 sick at Las Palmas care centre
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 20, 2012

Two dead, 17 sick at Las Palmas care centre

Two people have died and 17 others have needed hospital treatment for a bacterial infection that has affected patients and staff at a care centre for the mentally handicapped in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The infection...

Seven tigers escape from Gran Canaria zoo
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 23, 2010

Seven tigers escape from Gran Canaria zoo

Seven tigers escaped from a zoo in Gran Canaria this morning, three of which have since been shot by the Guardia Civil and four have been recaptured. The Policia Local in Agüimes originally reported that four animals...

Animals/Pets Wed, Sep 1, 2004

Greens demand dead dolphin inquiry

The Green party have asked the European parliament to open an investigation into possible links between recent NATO manoeuvres off the Canary Islands and the appearance of four dead dolphins washed up recently on local...

Animals/Pets Thu, Jun 17, 2004

Sick woman needs help with 30 stray dogs

Now that summer has arrived, hundreds of dogs are being abandoned on the Canary Islands. In the village of Gáldar, thirty stray dogs are being looked after by 47 year old invalid, Nieves Bolaños. They all need feeding...

Guardia Civil seize endangered animals on Gran Canaria
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 2, 2004

Guardia Civil seize endangered animals on Gran Canaria

Guardia Civil seized 14 adult African turtles and 6 one and a half metre long Nile lizards this weekend on Gran Canaria. The reptiles were discovered on the Monte Lentiscal private estate, and because the owner did not...

Animals/Pets Thu, Feb 12, 2004

Komodo dragons start family

The pair of komodo dragons, which caused so much excitement when they arrived at the Gáldar Reptilandia park in the Canary Islands a few years ago, are in the news again after the female laid a total of 32 eggs. Komodo...

Prehispanic goat extinction fears
Animals/Pets Sun, Nov 16, 2003

Prehispanic goat extinction fears

Experts fear that the only surviving prehispanic Canary Island goats have been exterminated by the Portuguese government in an effort to save `pardela´ sea birds on the Deserted Isles, 3 uninhabited islands which lie...