Tag: Animals

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon was a species of bird that once visited Bermuda. Posting on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, Audubon President Andrew Dobson said, “September 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.   “Martha was the last known living Passenger Pigeon; she was named “Martha”... Read more of this article

Govt. Issues Reminder: Prohibited Dog Breeds

Govt. Issues Reminder: Prohibited Dog Breeds

The Department of Environmental Protection said they wish to “remind the public that the acquisition, importation and breeding of certain breeds of dog is prohibited. “Under provisions of the Dogs Act 1978, the dog breeds listed below are prohibited, and it is an offence to import, breed, or acquire [take ownership of] any of these dog breeds,”... Read more of this article

Woman Fined: Pitbulls Without Licence

Woman Fined: Pitbulls Without Licence

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [August 20], Renee Tucker, 23 pleaded guilty to keeping a male and female pitbull and doing so without having a licence. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner fined her $500 on each count for a total fine of $1,000. Prosecutor Loxly Rickett told the Senior Magistrate that dog wardens had received complaints and,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

While Bermuda’s fall migrations are a sight to behold, birds aren’t the only animals that come to make their mark on the island; we are currently playing host to thousands of Wandering Glider dragonflies, with one recently captured on camera at Bernard Park. Photo by Andrew Dobson of the Bermuda Audubon Society:A post on social media from... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Horse Wins Maiden Race In UK

Johnny Barnes Horse Wins Maiden Race In UK

[Updated] A horse named after the island’s famed greeter Johnny Barnes will run his debut race at Yarmouth in the United Kingdom today [August 13], connecting one of Bermuda’s best-known citizens to the horse track. According to Sky Sports, the two-year-old Acclamation offspring, trained by John Gosden and ridden by William Buick, will make... Read more of this article

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Dr. Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, and the rest of the Ocean Vet team recently spent a day tagging turtles for tracking, assisting Peter Meylan and Jennifer Gray from the Bermuda Turtle Project. The successful day saw a number of turtles tagged, along with the discovery of a turtle that had already been tagged eight years prior. Dr. Burnie and the team were... Read more of this article

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

BAMZ Welcomes Three New Tammar Wallabies

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently acquired three wild Tammar Wallabies, including two males and a female, all in an effort to help New Zealand to control the population of the species in that country. The BAMZ newsletter said, “Our three new Tammar Wallabies were part of a population control effort in New Zealand; we just love... Read more of this article

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set to be released internationally this week, arousing fears that living turtles could become unwitting victims in the process; the original movie, released in 1990, was associated with a spike in the turtle pet trade and subsequent release of turtles, especially young red-eared sliders, known scientifically... Read more of this article

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Paget Farmer Pleads Guilty To Pig Offences

Paget Farmer Pleads Guilty To Pig Offences

Pig farmer Daniel Heaven, 37, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court this morning [July 16] to three charges involving pigs being kept on his farm in Paget. Mr Heaven pleaded guilty to keeping two or more pigs without the Public Health licence that is required; keeping pigs and causing a nuisance; and being the author of a nuisance by failing to comply... Read more of this article


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