Rome's veterinary ambulance essential as covid numbers rise

The rapid escalation of the health emergency due to covid-19 has brought difficulties to families with animals, which have been affected, directly or indirectly, by the pandemic.  For this reason,...

Rome's wild animals enjoy a peaceful Palatine Hill

Animals are once again the winners as the Palatine Hill closes to visitors. Wild animals and birds have welcomed the closure of Parco Colosseo, the archaeological park comprising the Colosseum, Roman...

Rome mayor orders inquiry into wild boar killing in kids playground

Killing of wild boar family provokes wave of protest in Rome. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has called for the immediate establishment of a commission of inquiry into the killing of a family of wild boar...

Rome police kill family of wild boar in kids playground near Vatican

Mother and six young wild boar killed in front of hundreds of screaming protestors. Rome animal rights activists have condemned the "murder" of a family of wild boar, including a mother and six pigle...

Covid-19: Rome zoo risks closure as visitor numbers plummet

Bioparco di Roma sounds alarm as Italy bans school trips. Rome's zoo says it is in "serious difficulty" and risks closure due to a 60 per cent drop in visitor numbers as a result of the covid-19 emer...

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...
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