Animals/Pets

Pet Food Institute- Caribbean contest offers athletes shot at free entry into 4th Annual Potcakeman Triathlon

July 29, 2016

Before they leap off the starting blocks, cycle down the road or dive into the water, three Potcakeman triathletes will already be winners—provided they are passionate about their pets, that is.

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Kennel Club shines in Savannah contest

July 26, 2016

MEMBERS of the Bahamas Kennel Club (BKC) travelled to Savannah, Georgia at the end of June to compete in the annual Savannah Dog Training Club's Obedience Trials.

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VIDEO: Texas dentist describes Abaco shark attack

July 25, 2016

A 62-year-old dentist from Texas was attacked by a 6-foot bull shark while free diving in waters near Green Turtle Cay, Abaco early Saturday morning.

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Youngsters enjoy zoo camp

July 19, 2016

YOUNG summer campers at Ardastra met Daisy the Bahamian Boa Constrictor - all five feet of her - yesterday as the Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre opened its second week of holiday programmes for children.

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Green turtle dies after being attacked by sharks

July 18, 2016

A FEMALE green turtle weighing 200lbs rescued at Lyford Cay in western New Providence yesterday after being attacked and injured by sharks has died.

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Bahama Parrot population shows recovery

July 14, 2016

THE endangered Bahama Parrot population continues to recover on the two Family Islands where they still live, thanks to national park protection and predator control co-ordinated by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

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Scientists raise 11 of the rarest lizards

July 14, 2016

A handful of extremely rare lizards have been bred by scientists.

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'No need to be alarmed by hammerhead sharks'

July 06, 2016

DIVING experts and marine science officials are emphasising that the public should not be alarmed by instances in which Great Hammerhead sharks are spotted near harbours, warning that the often passive species has a history of swimming in shallow waters.

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African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade

July 06, 2016

Wildlife officials in nearly 30 African states say they are appalled by an EU decision to oppose a comprehensive global ban on the ivory trade.

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This bird species can fly for months at a time without landing

July 04, 2016

If there were an endurance record for bird species, the little-known frigatebird would win.

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Meet the bony-eared assfish (Yes, really.)

June 29, 2016

It looks like the slippery dick finally has a challenger for the title of fish with the most ridiculous common name. Introducing the bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus).

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BNT warn not to harm shark but fate remains unknown

June 27, 2016

THERE is still no clarity on whether a large Great Hammerhead shark spotted over the weekend has been speared, harmed or even killed in an effort to drive it away from the eastern New Providence coastline.

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VIDEO: Boy, he big boy! Large hammerhead shark at Montagu

June 24, 2016

A LARGE hammerhead shark swam up to the beach at Montagu on Friday afternoon, causing much excitement for onlookers and local vendors.

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Brazilian soldier shoots and kills escaped Olympic jaguar mascot after torch ceremony

June 22, 2016

A jaguar representing the mascot of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was shot dead after being featured in an Olympic torch ceremony in Manaus, Brazil yesterday, according to a statement.

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New shark sanctuaries in Caribbean

June 17, 2016

THE Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Cayman Islands and St Maarten on Wednesday declared their territorial waters covering some 49,190 square miles closed to all commercial shark fishing.

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Studying rarest bird in the Bahamas

June 17, 2016

WITH LESS than 260 remaining on a single island, the Bahama Oriole is the rarest bird in The Bahamas - and one of the rarest in the world.

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Swimming pigs hog the spotlight on Today Show

June 16, 2016

SWIMMING swine were stars of national television in the United States, as NBC’s “Today Show” featured the swimming pigs of Exuma on June 14.

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Bahamas Waste does it for the dogs and cats

June 14, 2016

Bahamas Waste is bringing awareness to the work of the Bahamas Humane Society (BHS), Baark! and Operation Potcake through its supportive truck design and moving billboards.

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Bahamas Waste Paints This One For The Dogs & Cats

June 08, 2016

Bahamas Waste revealed their newest uniquely designed garbage truck before a very excited group of local animal organizations this past Thursday.

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Are gorillas a danger to people?

June 02, 2016

Cincinnati Zoo in the US is facing a public backlash after shooting dead one of the gorillas in its care.

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