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Animals/Pets news & information for Rías Altas

'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...

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...

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...

Liberated minks face tough survival battle
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 16, 2006

Liberated minks face tough survival battle

A group of individuals believed to be animal activists liberated around 15,500 minks from their cages on three farms in the towns of Oza dos Ríos, Muros and Negreira in the province of A Coruña yesterday. It is...

No operation planned for four legged hen
Animals/Pets Fri, Apr 30, 2004

No operation planned for four legged hen

José María Palleiro, a farmer from the village of Arteixo (La Coruña), has been rearing a four legged hen for the last six months. The hen (photo), which has a few problems getting around, also has two anuses. José...

Animals/Pets Mon, Nov 17, 2003

Ornithologists´ guillemot fears

Laura García, Galicia representative from the Spanish Ornithological Society, warned today that the situation facing guillemots in the aftermath of the Prestige catastrophe, is "critical." She made a...

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