The official death toll of people affected by Q-Fever since the outbreak in 2007 now stands at 74, an increase of 26 since the number was last updated
The names “Nick” and “Simon” were chosen for a pair of newborn polar bear twins at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord-Brabant. The names were selected from over 1,000 entries in a public contest to name the bears.
Animal protectors are calling for a ban on the sale of animals in pet shops, garden centers and over the internet in order to avoid impulse buys. "Children and adults are misled by the cute little faces and only later discover that an animal takes time, space and energy", Steffie van Horck of the Queen Sophia Association for the Protection of Animals said
A woman who was racing around her kitchen trying to prepare dinner was briefly startled when she found a gecko stowed away inside her shrink-wrapped package of broccoli. The lizard was still alive when Annelies van de Waterbeemd, from Nuenen, Noord-Brabant made the find
With the Netherlands' tradition of fireworks over New Year's fast approaching, many pet owners are looking for ways to help ease their pets' anxiety caused by the loud bangs and flashing lights. Veterinarian Erik Dirks from Breda warns pet owners not to give their dogs any medicine with acepromazine as active substance. According to him, these medicines are not dog-friendly
Artis Zoo is getting rid of its small cages in favor of larger, lifelike residence areas as a part of its ongoing reorganization. This implies giving up on many larger animals inhabiting the zoo. The animals to remain in the zoo will thus have more space available to them.
Alert witnesses witnessed an unusual event as eight kangaroos were stolen from a meadow on Bentheimerstraat in De Lutte on Tuesday. With the quick call and description from the witnesses, police managed to stop the fleeing car shortly after the theft on Lasondersingel in Enschede.
The Netherlands' baby twin polar bears had their first outing this Thursday.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has issued its bi-annual Living Planet Report for 2014, which reveals that globally, biodiversity has dropped with 52 percent in the last 40 years.
There is too much demand at the animal food banks in The Netherlands. The foundation Collection Bank Animals Netherlands told Metro that the number of people paying weekly visits to the animal food bank has doubled in the last three months.
A 66-year old dog hater from Arnhem has been apprehended as it appears he may have tried to poison several dogs.
What happened to the hamadryas baboons in Emmen Zoo, is anyone's guess. The large group of hysterical monkeys is already a couple of days upset. "They have eaten a little more this Wednesday morning, but afterwards all of them hurried into the trees and high up the rock," says biologist Wijbren Landman of the zoo in Emmen.