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#Animals

# animals - Friday 13 July, 2018

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

# animals - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave Monkey Business This post contains videos

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

# animals - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

# animals - Friday 1 June, 2018

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures

A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead.

# animals - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

# animals - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# animals - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs

A court heard that the State authorities carried out a painstaking investigation to identify the remains.

# animals - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

# animals - Saturday 3 February, 2018

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'

Earlier this week, an airline turned away a peacock, because of health and safety concerns.

# animals - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas

PJ was dropped outside the centre by his owner.

# animals - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

# animals - Monday 15 January, 2018

# animals - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

# animals - Monday 18 December, 2017

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

# animals - Sunday 3 December, 2017

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

# animals - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier

A new flight to the Atlantic island of St. Helena means Jonathan should expect some visitors.

# animals - Monday 27 November, 2017

'Bloodbath': Over 100 reindeer killed by Norwegian freight trains

“It’s a senseless animal tragedy…a psychological nightmare.”

# animals - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

# animals - Thursday 9 November, 2017

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted.”

# animals - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# animals - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest

The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

# animals - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.

# animals - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

# animals - Monday 11 September, 2017

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

# animals - Friday 8 September, 2017

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

# animals - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

# animals - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# animals - Monday 21 August, 2017

'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing

A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.

# animals - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

# animals - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports

A follow up investigation is now underway.

# animals - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

# animals - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

# animals - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.

# animals - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer

Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.

# animals - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

# animals - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut

She had claimed she did not have a proper muzzle for the dog.

# animals - Thursday 5 January, 2017

People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets

The new law bans dealing in and ownership of “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals”.

# animals - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

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