Horse collapses near Rome's Spanish Steps

Rome's horse-drawn carriages still on city streets despite mayor's promises. One of Rome's 'botticelle' horses collapsed on Via dei Condotti, the exclusive shopping street near the Spanish Steps, on...

Rome to cull wild boar

Culling of Rome's wild boar is a marked change in direction for Raggi's hitherto animal-friendly administration. The wild boar that congregrate in the parks and streets of Rome's suburbs are to be cu...

Wolf-dog hybrid cubs in Rome nature reserve

Wolf-dog hybrids born at Castel di Guido in outskirts of Rome. Seven wolf-dog hybrid cubs have been filmed by hidden cameras in a nature reserve at Castel di Guido, located between Rome and the capit...

Rome's Bioparco welcomes two white rhinos

Rhinos have been absent from Rome's zoo for 20 years. The Bioparco di Roma has welcomed two white rhinos, Thomas and Kibo, to a new 2,600-sqm area in which an African savannah setting has been recons...

Rome zoo welcomes baby zebra

An endangered Grévy's zebra was born in Rome. The Bioparco di Roma has presented a baby zebra, named Fiamma, born at the zoo on the night between 27 and 28 August. The 10-day-old foal, in excellen...

Wild boar cause havoc in Rome suburbs

Video emerges of Rome trash workers feeding wild boar. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has condemned a video which appears to show employees of the city's refuse collection service AMA feeding wild boar be...

Dead dolphins wash up off coast near Rome

Public advised not to touch dolphin carcasses. In recent days two dolphins have been found dead off the coast of Ostia and Fiumicino, near Rome, bringing to 13 the number of dolphins washed up dead i...

Wolves get close to centre of Rome

Italian farmers raise alarm over wolf sightings around Rome however experts reject claims. Wolves are being sighted "within a few kilometres of the centre of Rome" according to Confagricoltura, the I...

Rome moves horse-drawn carriages off streets

Rome to restrict botticelle carriages to city parks. Horse-drawn carriages, or botticelle, are to be banned from Rome's streets but will be allowed to operate in the city's parks following legislatio...

Rome residents urged not to abandon dogs over summer

Annual campaign urges Romans not to dump their dogs during summer. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has launched a campaign calling on residents of the capital not to abandon their pets as they head off o...

Adopting a dog in Rome

Guide on how to adopt a dog from Rome's kennels. Are you ready to adopt a dog but don’t know where to begin looking in Italy? Although most people associate Rome with its cats, the good news is that...

Alien animal species invade Rome

Rome ecosystem under attack from non-native invasive animals. The biodiversity of Rome's wildlife is facing increasing problems due to the difficulty of invasive non-native species living in harmony...

Rome's Bioparco faces closure

City owes Rome zoo arrears of €3 million in public funds. Rome's Bioparco is "at risk of closure" due to the non-payment of €3 million by the city, which provides one third of the zoo's funding, acco...

Swallows dying in Rome's cold spring

Swallows seek shelter from cold in Rome houses.Rome's newly-arrived swallows, swifts and housemartins are suffering in this year's uncharacteristically cold May, with numerous reports of the birds dyi...

Dog kills Villa Pamphilj fox

Dead fox believed to be Giglio, not Olimpia. A search is underway for the owner of the dog presumed responsible for killing one of the two foxes resident at Villa Borghese, Rome's largest park. A...
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