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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Emu runs loose through town
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Emu runs loose through town

RESIDENTS in the Barcelona-province town of Sant Cugat del Vallès did a double take yesterday (Wednesday) evening when they saw an emu rush past them down the street. Police received a call at around 17.00 to report...

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...

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Granada village teaches dogs not to fear fireworks

A DOG-TRAINING course to teach pets not to be scared of fireworks will be free of charge to all owners, says the local council organising these pioneering workshops. Vegas del Genil (Granada province), has teamed up...

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...

'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...

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Bengal tiger born at Cabárceno Park

A BENGAL tiger cub has been born at Cantabria's famous Cabárceno Park – the first in 18 years. Her mother, one of nine of her species at the huge open-air safari complex along with her daughter, three males,...

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...

AENA to fund airport feral cat care
Animals/Pets Fri, Jul 27, 2018

AENA to fund airport feral cat care

AIRPORT governing body AENA has announced an investment of €180,000 for the 'ethical control' of feral cat colonies in terminals across Spain. The public-sector company caused a flood of outrage when it levied...

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