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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

New species of mammal found 'lived in Madrid nine million years ago'
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 2, 2020

New species of mammal found 'lived in Madrid nine...

A CARNIVORE which lived in Madrid around nine million years ago has just been named following joint research between scientists in the capital, in Catalunya and in South Africa. The is described as a small meat-eating...

Endangered gazelle born at Valencia Bioparc
Animals/Pets Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Endangered gazelle born at Valencia Bioparc

AN ENDANGERED Dama Gazelle has been born at Valencia's Bioparc open-air safari centre – doubly good news, since her birth shows animal life at least is carrying on as normal despite the national lockdown. The ,...

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree, say police
Animals/Pets Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Loose lion in Murcia? You're barking up the wrong tree,...

PANICKED and disbelieving calls to the Local Police in Molina de Segura (Murcia) claimed a loose lion was wandering about in a country lane just outside the town. Numerous residents reported a wild feline roaming around...

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona
Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 25, 2020

'Endangered' baby giraffe born in Barcelona

AN ENDANGERED species of giraffe has been born at Barcelona zoo – 10-year-old Nuru, from Emmen zoo in The Netherlands, gave birth this month and mother and baby are both doing well. According to the International...

Madrid to register pets as 'dependants' with social services to keep them with their owners
Animals/Pets Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Madrid to register pets as 'dependants' with social...

PETS can now be registered with the social services in Madrid as 'immediate family members', meaning they are protected in the same way as their owners and every effort is made to keep them together. This is...

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 7, 2019

First Iberian Lynx born in 100 years in Pyrénées

AN IBERIAN Lynx has been born in the Pyrénées for the first time in over a century – hugely positive news for this highly-endangered species, reports the La Pedrera Catalunya Foundation. Although the cub came into...

“There's a cow in your swimming pool!”
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 25, 2019

“There's a cow in your swimming pool!”

LOCAL Police in a Greater Madrid region town had to rescue a cow who had fallen into a swimming pool and been there for over 24 hours, unbeknown to the property owners. Irene Larroque says she and her mother had left...

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean
Animals/Pets Thu, Jun 13, 2019

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean

PRIVATE plain-clothes detectives have been taken on to patrol the streets of a Salamanca-province village in a desperate bid to get dog-owners to clear up their pets' excrement. A 'legitimate, necessary and...

'Dogwalk' show at Valencia Bioparc: 40 rescued pooches seeking new homes
Animals/Pets Sat, May 4, 2019

'Dogwalk' show at Valencia Bioparc: 40 rescued...

AROUND 40 abandoned dogs seeking new homes will hit the catwalk – or maybe 'dogwalk' – at Valencia's Bioparc in two weeks' time, showing off how cute they are to potential mums and dads. They have...

Flamingo on the runway at Mallorca airport
Animals/Pets Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Flamingo on the runway at Mallorca airport

"WE HAVE a pink flamingo on the runway in Terminal A. No, I'm not messing," was an unprecedented message wired across Palma de Mallorca's Son Sant Joan airport yesterday (Sunday) morning. "An easyJet...

Star police dog Elton retired with honours
Animals/Pets Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Star police dog Elton retired with honours

A POLICE dog who helped crack the cases of missing Diana Quer and Gabriel Cruz Ramírez among another 500 cases – many of them high-profile – has been retired with honours, according to the Guardia Civil’s Twitter...

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