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34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week
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34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week

Nov 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 38,646 Views 47 Comments

The animals – 22 females and 12 males – were culled on Tuesday.

Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct
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Komodo dragon and two in five shark species in danger of becoming extinct

Sep 4th 2021, 3:45 PM 16,841 Views 15 Comments

About 28% of the 138,000 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are now at risk of vanishing.

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals
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Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals

Jun 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 12,693 Views 13 Comments

The findings were contained in research carried out by scientists at UCC.

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns
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World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 AM 5,180 Views 14 Comments

WWF is urging leaders meeting at the Cop26 climate summit to commit to action to curb global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid catastrophe.

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
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Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,815 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
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Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 17,732 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'
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'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'

Sep 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 31,783 Views 30 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien distanced himself from a pilot scheme he referenced in the Dáil.

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
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Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

Sep 1st 2020, 8:31 PM 22,088 Views 6 Comments

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

Quiz: How much do you know about these small mammals?
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Quiz: How much do you know about these small mammals?

Aug 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 60,286 Views 17 Comments

The smallest of all the mammals in Ireland.

ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care
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ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care

May 12th 2020, 7:54 PM 36,857 Views 42 Comments

Groomers have been advised to assess each dog on “a case-by-case basis” via photos or video conferencing.

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing
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People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

Mar 28th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,985 Views 36 Comments

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?
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The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?

Mar 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 39,057 Views 34 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the stories behind some of Ireland’s most famous animals

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland
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The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

Dec 12th 2019, 11:42 AM 22,627 Views 33 Comments

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath
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Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath

Nov 24th 2019, 11:32 AM 47,352 Views 47 Comments

The horse was discovered by the charity yesterday in Clonard, Co Meath.

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim
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Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim

Nov 23rd 2019, 11:11 AM 41,529 Views 33 Comments

‘Who’s a good man?’

Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year
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Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year

Nov 6th 2019, 8:15 AM 25,809 Views 57 Comments

The charity is urging those considering adopting a dog for Christmas to sponsor one instead.

Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween
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Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween

Oct 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,525 Views 6 Comments

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park
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'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park

Oct 3rd 2019, 1:19 PM 25,917 Views 86 Comments

New recreational facilities are set to be built in Dodder Valley Park.

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
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The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,583 Views 8 Comments

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
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Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

Sep 10th 2019, 1:59 PM 29,183 Views 25 Comments

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart
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Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart

Jul 25th 2019, 6:46 PM 35,965 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí say the cow made its way to Dunnes Stores before being caught.

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
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Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

Jun 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 17,098 Views 17 Comments

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets
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Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

Jun 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,586 Views 10 Comments

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
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Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,418 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park
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Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park

Jun 6th 2019, 5:09 PM 41,250 Views 21 Comments

The two-year-old boy was the son of a staff member.

Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell
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Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell

May 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,602 Views 77 Comments

Are you a 30-something couple with no kids, who are thinking about getting a pet? Well think again, writes Leah Ni Chuinn.

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm
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Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm

May 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 20,325 Views 10 Comments

Based in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, the farm is free to the public.

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
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Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Dec 31st 2018, 10:12 AM 24,081 Views 21 Comments

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat
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Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

Nov 29th 2018, 11:02 AM 12,002 Views 27 Comments

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco
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British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

Nov 12th 2018, 11:55 AM 24,994 Views 12 Comments

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly
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Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly

Nov 9th 2018, 10:32 AM 25,725 Views 41 Comments

The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze
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'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze

Oct 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 50,630 Views 17 Comments

The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.

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

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,651 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jun 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,672 Views 20 Comments

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

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans
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Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

Jun 17th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,809 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jun 1st 2018, 5:12 PM 52,077 Views 59 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 8,416 Views 16 Comments

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

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary
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Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

May 12th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,219 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2018, 7:18 PM 20,144 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM 20,209 Views 24 Comments

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

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