Tag: Animals

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

First Redhead Duck In Bermuda Since 1987

Bermuda has a rare visitor in the form of a Redhead duck which is the first to reach the island since 1987. The Bermuda Audubon Society said the male duck pictured below was discovered by Dr. David Wingate at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. Photo by Andrew Dobson:According to the U.S. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, “Redheads breed... Read more of this article

Petition Calls For Change To Dogs/Beach Laws

Petition Calls For Change To Dogs/Beach Laws

An online petition has been launched calling Warwick Long Bay to be “allocated year round for dogs and horses to be allowed to free of leash laws.” The petition text said, “The nonsense of dogs being banned from all our beaches for much of the year [on a leash or not!!] is unfair to both dogs/horses and their owners – instead... Read more of this article

Have You Lost A Parrot? One Found Today

Have You Lost A Parrot? One Found Today

If your parrot happens to have gone missing, please contact the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium and Zoo’s Dr. Ian Walker [via 333-6062] to arrange collection. The parrot was found by a member of the public in the Jubilee Road, Devonshire area and is now in the care of the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium and Zoo, who said it appears to be someone’s pet,... Read more of this article

“Pure Bread Cat” Wins Halloween Contest

“Pure Bread Cat” Wins Halloween Contest

The winner of this year’s Annual Spookie Ookie Pet Halloween Costume contest hosted by Fetchfido is Sheldon the “Pure Bread Cat”, who is 1 year old and lives in Smiths with Jennifer Chisnall.A spokesperson said, “We had started the contest two weeks ago but voting didn’t start until this past Sunday, lasting for 3 1/2... Read more of this article

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] remains open following Hurricane Gonzalo’s visit to Bermuda over the weekend, following its midday opening yesterday [Oct 19] as the island worked to repair the damage caused by the storm. A spokesperson said, “The North Rock Tank, Seal Walkway, Local Tails, the Zoo Courtyard, the Natural History... Read more of this article

Photos: SPCA Fun Fair & Animal Expo

Photos: SPCA Fun Fair & Animal Expo

The Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] hosted the SPCA Fun Fair & Expo at the Botanical Gardens today [Oct 11]. Despite the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Fay, the weather held up for the event, which was well attended by both humans and animals.The Expo offered a variety of family and pet focused activities ranging... Read more of this article

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

[Updated] Yesterday [Oct 7] a Bernews reader emailed in a photo of a spider they found in the Sinky Bay area, questioning whether it could possibly be a black or brown widow spider. The Department of Environmental Protection were not able to confirm exactly what the spider was, as they need to be able to physically assess the spider to do so, and this... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: ‘Blessing of Animals’ Ceremony

Photos & Video: ‘Blessing of Animals’ Ceremony

The Anglican Parish of St George hosted its first Blessing of Animals at the Unfinished Church in St. George’s today [Oct 5], with pet owners making their way to the afternoon ceremony, which saw people, dogs, horses and at least one cat in attendance.The service was officiated by the Rev’d W David Raths and the Rev’d John Stow and included... Read more of this article

SPCA Fun Fair & Animal Expo On Oct 11th

SPCA Fun Fair & Animal Expo On Oct 11th

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, The Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] will host the SPCA Fun Fair & Expo. This family and pet friendly expo is action-packed and full of activities for you and your pet, and is held at the Botanical Gardens in Paget from 10am – 4pm. Entry into the festival is free, but donations of... Read more of this article


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