Rome: a happy end for Spillo, the old dog dumped in the trash

Old dog finds happiness and love after being saved from a terrible fate. The story of Spillo, the elderly dog found dumped in a rubbish bag in Rome, shocked animal-lovers in the capital during the su...

Italy: Family of bears visit Abruzzo village

Amarena the bear and her cubs pay a visit to S. Sebastiano dei Marsi. A bear known affectionately as Amarena took her four cubs for a ramble through the streets of the tiny Abruzzo village of S. Seba...

Rome: despair as turtle eggs fail to hatch on beach

Sea turtle had buried eggs on Torvaianica beach near Rome. When a loggerhead sea turtle buried its eggs in the sands of Torvaianica beach near Rome in June there was much excitement among conservatio...

Rome's zoo animals cool off with frozen fruit

Rome Bioparco battles August heat with frozen fruit and swimming pools. Authorities at Rome's Bioparco are ensuring the zoo's residents are coping with the summer heat by providing the animals with s...

Italy: Royal Palace of Caserta bans horse-drawn carriages after horse’s death

Decision to cease practice follows recent death of horse pulling tourists in midday sun. Italy's Royal Palace of Caserta has ordered that horse-drawn carriages no longer be permitted to operate withi...

Rome policeman adopts puppy abandoned under hot sun

Happy ending for little dog left abandoned on Rome street. A Rome police officer has adopted a puppy that he found abandoned on the side of the road, tied to a lamp post in the S. Giovanni area of th...

Italy: Horse dies pulling tourists at Royal Palace of Caserta

Horse died allegedly due to fatigue and heat while carrying tourists. A horse pulling a carriage with tourists died at Italy's Royal Palace of Caserta today, 12 August, with images of the dead animal...

Heatwave: Wild boar cool off under Rome fountain

Wild boar seek refreshment from nasone in Rome suburb. Three wild boar have been immortalised in a photograph showing them slumped under a nasone water fountain in the south Rome suburb of Torrino on...

Rome residents urged not to abandon pets over summer holidays

Annual campaign urges Romans not to dump their dogs or cats during summer. Rome has launched its annual campaign calling on residents of the capital not to abandon their pets as they head off on summ...

Rome zoo presents lion cubs born during lockdown

Rome zoo christens its two lion cubs Naisha and Aasha. Rome's Bioparco zoo has presented two lion cubs to the world - Naisha and Aasha - both born during Italy’s covid-19 lockdown. The female cubs...

Rome's cat sanctuary among the ruins

Rome cat shelter appeals for online donations and distance adoptions amid a difficult year. Rome's Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located among the ruins of the Largo Argentina archaeological area, h...

Italy: Mamma bear and four cubs eat cherries in Abruzzo village

Bears came to eat cherries in Italian village on border of national park. The sight of a female Marsican bear with her four cubs, in front of the admiring gaze of a small crowd in an Abruzzo village,...

Italy: cat dies from mystery bat virus in Arezzo

Pet-owners in Arezzo told to keep dogs and cats under close observation. Pet-owners in the Tuscan province of Arezzo have been warned to look out for signs of illness or strange behaviour in their ca...

Sperm whale trapped in fishing net off the Aeolian Islands gets rescued by divers

A sperm whale trapped in a fishing net off the coast of Salina, in the Aeolian Islands, was rescued and freed by the Cost Guard and a group of divers.  The biologist Monica Blasi, who runs a centre f...

Rome's beach for dogs reopens

Baubeach returns with social distancing for dog owners. Baubeach, Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners has reopened for the summer season, with new safety measures in place,...

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