Tag: Animals

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The pit-bull ban, or to be exact the prohibition on certain breeds of dogs [there are actually ten prohibited breeds, twelve if you include ‘wolf’ and ‘wolf hybrid’] is one of those pieces of legislation in Bermuda that I think can properly be called examples of ‘panic policies’. These are laws... Read more of this article

BZS Names Their 2014 Volunteers Of The Year

BZS Names Their 2014 Volunteers Of The Year

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] announced that Darlene Fortin and Marcus Bassett are their 2014 Volunteer of the Year recipients, with the two volunteers contributing over 400 hours to our organization. “The pair were recognized at a special reception celebrating their hard work throughout the year on Tuesday, December 9th, hosted by the... Read more of this article

SPCA Appoints Deborah Titterton Narraway

SPCA Appoints Deborah Titterton Narraway

In a move to strengthen the organization’s fundraising efforts and further advance its recognition, the Bermuda SPCA recently welcomed Deborah Titterton Narraway as Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Manager. Ms. Narraway is a 20-year veteran of the marketing and communications industry, working in the competitive world of advertising in... Read more of this article

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

Following after last month’s sighting of the first Redhead duck in 35 years, Bermuda has another rare arrival with the first Canvasback duck spotted in Bermuda since 1979 found by Dr. David Wingate on the Audubon Society’s reserve at Stokes Point Photo by Andrew DobsonAccording to National Geographic, “Canvasbacks are diver ducks... Read more of this article

Pet Owner Seeks Help Finding Missing Cat

Pet Owner Seeks Help Finding Missing Cat

A family is hoping that the community can help them locate their missing cat, with 4 year old “Toby” going missing from the Poinciana Road, Devonshire area on November 25th. Sophie and Matthew Francis said they desperately want to find Toby, who is quite distinctive looking, as he only has three legs, with his front left leg missing.He... Read more of this article

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


Latest Tweets From Bernews