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Animals/Pets news & information for Valencia region

Bioparc's newborn zebra foal takes the plunge
Animals/Pets Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Bioparc's newborn zebra foal takes the plunge

STAFF at Valencia's Bioparc saved a zebra foal who walked straight into a river within seconds of being born. The foal came into the world yesterday (Wednesday) evening, to the delight of carers who watched and...

Stray dog cares for missing Alzheimer's man overnight
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Stray dog cares for missing Alzheimer's man overnight

AN ELDERLY man with Alzheimer's who went missing in Burriana (Castellón province) had a guardian angel to keep him company overnight – a dog whom he had never met before and who appears to be homeless. The 75...

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant Petita, 46
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant...

BENIDORM theme park Terra Natura's most iconic and popular resident celebrated her birthday in true Bollywood style this week as a nod to her Indian roots and invited all members of the public to join her. Petita,...

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja
Animals/Pets Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja

Lifeguards and police officers joined forces yesterday (Sunday) to rescue a manta ray which had got caught in a net near the shore at Playa de la Mata in Torrevieja. The ray, measuring almost two metres across, was...

Goat found wandering around A&E at La Fe hospital
Animals/Pets Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Goat found wandering around A&E at La Fe hospital

A GOAT managed to sneak into A&E at Valencia's La Fe hospital, causing patients and staff to do a double take at the sight of the unusual visitor. Local Police were called at around 10.00 on Saturday, and...

Escaped cow has Twitter profile saying she 'wants her freedom'
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Escaped cow has Twitter profile saying she 'wants her...

A COW who disappeared 13 days ago in Burriana (Castellón province) has her own profile on Twitter as authorities search high and low for her. Rebeca escaped during the bull-runs at the fiestas on September 3 and,...

Valencia's first 'cat café': Drink, stroke, relax...and hopefully, adopt
Animals/Pets Tue, May 9, 2017

Valencia's first 'cat café': Drink, stroke,...

VALENCIA'S first-ever 'cat café' has just opened on the C/ Túria (number 28) with a huge collection of rescued moggies seeking homes. 'El Passatge dels Gats' is home to felines rescued from the...

'Guard bull' stops scrapyard thieves after seven break-ins
Animals/Pets Tue, Oct 25, 2016

'Guard bull' stops scrapyard thieves after seven...

OWNERS of a scrapyard which has suffered seven burglaries have left a loose bull on the premises as a last resort – and say it seems to be working. Those concerned about what would happen to bulls bred for fighting if...

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and arrests seven traffickers
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 17, 2016

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and...

A RACKET breeding monkeys and selling them in pet shops has been busted in several parts of Spain and seven people arrested, with a further 25 facing charges. Most of the animals seized were suffering from physical and...

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