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...

Olimpia the Fox: mascot of Rome's biggest park

Friendly fox becomes celebrity at Villa Pamphilj in Rome. In recent weeks a friendly fox has been attracting increasing attention in Villa Pamphilj, Rome's largest park. The animal has been christ...

Baubeach: Rome's eco-friendly beach for dogs

Rome dogs have fun at the seaside as Baubeach reopens for the 2019 season. Baubeach, Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners reopens for the summer season on 19 April and this y...

Baby dolphin sighted off Rome coast

Rome experts say group of ten dolphins included baby. A baby bottlenose dolphin has been sighted off Rome's southern coastline, according to Oceanomare dolphins Onlus. The organisation is involved...

Rome pets: Hansel the lamb and Dior the piglet

Young farm animals adopted as pets in Rome. Rome residents and tourists have begun to notice a peculiar sight on the streets of the city centre in recent weeks: farm animals being walked around as pe...

Rome considers microchips for cats

Rome city council studies new proposals regarding welfare of cats. Rome's environment commission has recommended several new rules regarding the protection and welfare of animals, subject to approval...
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