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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Animals/Pets Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Plea to find stolen retired police dogs

AN ANIMAL charity is urging the public to help it find two retired police dogs who have been stolen. The Belgian Shepherds were taken from a foster home helping out the shelter ('Four-legged Heroes') in the...

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...

Animals/Pets Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Three giraffes die in Cabárceno Park fire

ALL THREE giraffes from Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park have died in a fire in the early hours of Saturday, confirm staff from the huge safari complex. The cause of the blaze is not yet known, but it has caused...

Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil officers in the province of Ávila. The toddler was walking with her dad in the mountains...

Animals/Pets Sun, Oct 8, 2017

African elephant 'baby boom' at Cabárceno Park

ELEPHANTS are breeding like rabbits at Cantabria's huge open-air wildlife park – two babies have been born in less than a month out of a total of 19 since the year 1990, something staff say is 'extraordinary,...

Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Cantabrian brown bear numbers on the up

The Cantabrian Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) has released encouraging census data relating to breeding females in the Cantabrian mountains of northwest Spain, which suggests that the "extremely threatened" animal...

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...