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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

A vaquero was killed in Kanasín when a bull charged him during a lasso tournament. Photo: Por Esto!

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...

Kelly McCrae and her cavachon, Kiko, love Marcelo Chic couture. Photo: Mark Callum / © Marcelo Chic Swarovski...

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...

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...

While “Flippy” was able to return to the ocean with help of local fishermen, not all dolphins are so lucky. Photo:...

Large boa gives a family in Tekax a big scare

Boas can be quite frightening due to their size but are non-poisonous or particularly dangerous to humans. Photo: Wikimedia Foundation

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.

Good news for Yucatán’s sea turtles

Sea turtles continue to be endangered in Yucatán, but a new study suggests that their numbers are beginning to recover. 

New sterilization campaign in Progreso cracks down on stray animals

The number of stray dogs and cats on the streets and beaches of Progreso has become a public health hazard, admits Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi.

RIP Fitz, the most photographed dog in Mérida

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

Yucatán hopes to administer 270,000 doses of rabies vaccine in new...

This week marks the beginning of Yucatán's rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs

Mexico passes new law banning animal testing in the cosmetics industry

Mexico has become the first country in North America to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

El Centenario Zoo opens its gates — Mérida will meet new...

The Mérida Zoo has received a pair of cotton-top tamarins and a female ring-tailed lemur.

Yucatán’s amazing animals — from the cute to the scaly and...

This week we continue our quest to bring to you original photographs and information about some of Yucatán’s most amazing animals.