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New festival thrives 6 years after ban on animal torture

A once-notorious village celebration has been cruelty-free for six years. At Citilcum, a village eight miles west of Izamal, the festival in honor of San...

Over 400 dolphins in Mexican tourist spots to be set free

Dolphins at dozens of tourist attractions in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo are set to be freed. The decision has come as the result...

Mexico says its final farewell to Frida the heroic dog

Frida, the rescue dog who became a national sensation during the aftermath of the 2017 Mexico City earthquake, has passed away.  Frida retired from active...

Yucatán’s amazing birds and where to find them

Several days of heavy rain have brought out our feathered friends in force, so get out there and enjoy them!

2-headed pig is a viral sensation in southeastern Yucatán

The birth of a two-headed pig is fodder for Yucatán's latest viral news. In the southeastern Yucatecan municipality of Sacalum, Álvaro Chan Aban posted the...

Video: We try out Mérida’s new electric carriages for ourselves

Check out our video review of Mérida's new electric carriages

Over 200 exotic animals rescued from ‘sanctuary’

The animals rescued from the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation include 177 exotic felines, 17 monkeys, four dogs, two coyotes, and two donkeys. 

New electric ‘horse-power free’ carriages become a reality in Mérida

After years of negotiations, the first six electric tourist carriages arrived in Mérida. 

Lasso tournament ends in the death of another young vaquero

An illegal lasso tournament in the Kanasín community of San Antonio Tehuitz ended in tragedy Sunday when an 18-year-old vaquero slipped from his horse...

New law in Quintana Roo prohibits putting most wild animals on...

Federal laws protecting wild animals from public exhibitions have long been on the books.

Lucky dogs: See the latest canine couture in a Mérida designer’s...

Swarovski diamonds and real pearls hit the dogwalk this weekend in a spectacular doggy fashion show, closing off a highly successful pet expo at...

Doggie auditions for Pet Expo fashion show

A local fashion designer is auditioning models for the catwalk. Actually, for the dogwalk. Or let's just call it the runway. Marcelo Lopez, whose...

Sea turtles in Yucatán are hatching late. An expert explains.

Marine Biologist, Jesús Manuel Cuevas Medina answers our questions about the health of Yucatán’s sea turtle population and how we can help.

Horse collapses from exhaustion in ‘Magical Town’ of Izamal

The collapse of a horse pulling a tourist carriage in Izamal has reignited the debate surrounding animal welfare in Yucatán. 

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the...

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?

Tiger cub discovered inside a box at Mérida’s airport

Yesterday, a trafficked tiger cub was discovered inside a box by Mexico's national guard in Mérida's international airport. 

Chichén Itzá stray dogs to be cleared out

State authorities have announced that they have kicked off an effort to clear stray dogs from Chichén Itzá.

What is behind the growing number of dolphins washing up on...

Wildlife authorities and biologists are showing concern over an increase in the number of beached dolphins found on Yucatán’s beaches.  Over the weekend, four deceased...

Large boa gives a family in Tekax a big scare

Animal control was summoned to the yard of a family in Tekax’s San Francisco neighborhood. In the backyard of the home, the municipal workers found...

Animal trafficking at Mérida’s airport shows no signs of slowing down

It would seem that despite the consequences, smugglers have not been dissuaded from trafficking live animals through Mérida’s airport. 

New law to drive bullfighting out of Mexico City

A new animal rights bill presented to the legislative assembly of Mexico City is expected to make bullfighting a thing of the past.

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.

Adventurous pup illegally climbs Yucatán’s most famous landmark at Chichén Itzá

Once again, a clandestine visitor has broken the rules at Chichén Itzá by climbing Kukulcán’s famed pyramid. 

Turtle discovered inside a suitcase at Mérida’s airport

A land turtle was found inside a cardboard box within a suitcase at the Mérida international airport.