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Dolphin found beached on the shore of San Crisanto

Video of the rescue was captured by one of the fishermen who can be heard speaking to the dolphin and reassuring it with gentle gestures..

Dogs in Yucatán: Getting them here and keeping them happy

Taking your dog to Yucatán takes planning. Getting them here is one thing, and finding care for them once they’re settled is another.

New laws against animal abuse get tougher in Yucatán

People found guilty of severe animal cruelty resulting in death are liable to serve prison terms of up to three years and pay fines, which theoretically could be as high as 1,790,000 pesos (90,000 USD).

Tiger on the run near Cancún sparks concern

Over the weekend, a loose tiger was spotted on the highway between Cancún and Leona Vicario.

Amazing birds of Yucatán, from the adorable to the thieves

Here is the fifth installment of our field guide to the region's feathered friends.

Spiders and howlers: Yucatán’s charming species of New World monkeys

Other than human beings, Yucatán is home to two species of primates, these being howler and spider monkeys.

Life lessons from Fitz, Yucatán’s most photographed terrier

A spread from "My Days," Leanna Staines' passion project to benefit two local animal clinics. Her dog Fitz appears in every...

Baby turtles head to sea with help of international residents

The nest contained eleven live baby turtles and well over one hundred hatched eggs shells.

More amazing birds in Yucatán, from pheasants to the American robin’s...

This week we kick things off with one of Yucatán’s most emblematic species, the great curassow or hocofaisán.

The amazing birds of Yucatán’s lush jungle habitats

This week we kick things off with a species you are not likely to see every day unless of course, you live deep in the jungle.

The amazing birds of Yucatán

The Yucatan peninsula is home to some of Mexico’s most beautiful and exuberants birds, 565 of them to be exact.

Motorized buggies to replace horses on Mérida streets under new proposal

A proposal to reduce animal cruelty by promoting horseless tourist carriages was introduced by Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha, who is running for another term.

Bullfighters say that it’s time for a comeback

Only time will tell when the stands at Mérida’s Plaza de Toros will be full again. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Two large crocodiles in mangrove found dead from gunshot wounds

These large reptiles are endemic to southeastern Mexico, but despite their ferocious looks attacks are uncommon. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

No more horse-drawn carriages in Mérida, activists urge

A horse-drawn carriage pulls tourists on Mérida's Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Animal rights...

Yucatán’s fauna at great risk on highways and roads

Highways are a great danger to all animals, even the mighty jaguar, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Baby jaguar born last December to be called Booxo

An almost 4-month-old jaguar cub named Booxo poses for a picture at his home in Mérida. Photo: Courtesy

Last vaquitas could suffer for fisherman’s fatal clash with environmentalists

Dozens of totoaba fish lay inside small fishing boats in the Gulf of California, near San Felipe, Mexico. Photo: Sea Shepherd...

Angry locals want to know: Who is responsible for killing a...

Toucans have become a rare sight in Yucatán despite the fact that they are native to the Peninsula. Photo: Carlos Rosado...

Mixed-breed dogs much less likely to be adopted

More than 50,000 dogs and cats roam the streets in Yucatán. Photo: File A Facebook user in Motul...

Three dead turtles wash ashore in under a week

Hawksbill sea turtles can be found in many regions of the world, but are critically endangered. Photo: File

Smuggled bees seized at Mérida airport

Bees packed for transport were rescued at the Mérida airport. Photo: Courtesy The National Guard at the Mérida...

Birth of baby jaguar in Mérida zoo offers hope

The newest resident at Mérida’s Centenario zoo. Photo: File The birth of a jaguar cub in Mérida’s city...

Mérida looks to improve image with animal lovers by launching new...

Despite the city's efforts, stray animals are visible all over Merida’s streets. Photo: File