Read more about the article Pigeons Get Vasectomies In Pest Crackdown
A veterinarian performs a sterilization surgery on a pigeon, in Bogota, Colombia, in November, 2022. The minimally invasive laparoscopy procedures were developed by the District Institute for Animal Protection and Welfare (IDPYBA) and the Antonio Narino University, as part of the framework for the care for free-roaming pigeons. (Secretaria Distrital de Ambiente/Newsflash)

Pigeons Get Vasectomies In Pest Crackdown

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Animal welfare officials in Colombia have begun giving pigeons vasectomies as a humane way to keep numbers down in the capital Bogota. The Institute for the Protection and Animal Welfare of Bogota (IDPYBA) announced that nine pigeons underwent the snip on 9th November. Mauricio Cano, of the…

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Read more about the article Two New Deadly Snakes Species Found
Image shows the newly discovered Bothrocophias myrringae sp. nov., that lives in isolated, nearly inaccessible rain forests in South America. It was discovered by a South American team of scientists in October 2022. (Juan Pablo Hurtado-Gomez/Newsflash)

Two New Deadly Snakes Species Found

Two new species of deadly venomous snake have been discovered in Colombia by a team of international scientists. They have been named as Bothrocophias myrringae and Bothrocophias tulitoi, two new types of toadheaded pitviper. The snakes' venom is said to be so powerful it can kill a man. Newsflash obtained…

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Read more about the article Two-Headed Mutant Moggy’s Struggle For Life
Picture shows a kitten with two heads, two mouths and three eyes was born in Puerto Berrio, Colombia, undated. It died an hour after his birth, despite efforts by owners to keep it alive, after a veterinarian recommended they should euthanize. (Newsflash)

Two-Headed Mutant Moggy’s Struggle For Life

An eerie, mutant kitten with two heads, two mouths and three eyes has been born in Colombia. Its owner told media in Puerto Berrio, Antioquia Department: "We found the kitten at around five in the morning. "We found out late because our cat had hidden to give birth. "We took…

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Read more about the article Rescuers Free Baby Humpback Tangled In Discarded Fishing Net
Picture shows Colombian Navy Coast Guard boats heading toward the trapped whale, in Bahia Solano, Colombia, undated. They manged to remove part of the net, and the animal swam away. (Armada de Colombia/Newsflash)

Rescuers Free Baby Humpback Tangled In Discarded Fishing Net

Baby humpback whale is freed after a seven-hour rescue operation when it got tangled in a discarded fishing net. The images show the trapped baby humpback whale thrashing as it attempts to free itself from the fishing net. The images also show rescuers helping the whale. Divers can be seen…

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Read more about the article Experts Find Four New Mini Orchids
Lepanthes davidii, the new orchid species discovered in an undated photo. It was found in the area of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. (PNN/Newsflash)

Experts Find Four New Mini Orchids

Conservation plant hunters have discovered four new species of mini orchids in a Colombian nature reserve. The discoveries were made in the Cauca valley between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Officials say the new blooms were found thanks to collaboration between academic experts and conservationists. The tiny flowers,…

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Read more about the article New Plant Found Living On Volcano Doorstep
Pleurothallis villahermosae, the recently discovered new species of orchid in the Azufrado River basin, Colombia. (Jardin Botanico de Bogota/Newsflash)

New Plant Found Living On Volcano Doorstep

A unique species of orchid has been discovered close to an active volcano in Colombia. Pleurothallis villahermosae stands out for its "great beauty and originality", according to experts, and was named after the town of Villahermosa, where it was found. Researchers at the Jose Celestino Mutis botanical garden in Bogota,…

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Read more about the article Two Ships Found Near Spanish Galleon Full Of Gold And Sunk By British In 18th Century
Colombian authorities have discovered two new wrecks near the San Jose, which they also managed to film in more detail, in June, 2022. (Armada de Colombia/Newsflash)

Two Ships Found Near Spanish Galleon Full Of Gold And Sunk By British In 18th Century

Two previously unknown shipwrecks have been found near a famous Spanish galleon laden with an estimated USD 17 billion in gold that was sunk by the British in 1708. The San Jose was a 62-gun, three-masted galleon that was sunk by the British with 600 people on board in 1708…

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Read more about the article Cute Armadillo Babies Rescued In Field After Mum Killed By Predator
An adult armadillo. (Newsflash)

Cute Armadillo Babies Rescued In Field After Mum Killed By Predator

These cute armadillo babies have been rescued from a field in Colombia after their mother was probably killed by a predator. The Centre for Care and Assessment (CAV) of the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Valle del Cauca (CVC) said the baby armadillos were found in the rural municipality of La…

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Read more about the article Colombian Cops Bust 21 Suspects And Seize Over 1k Exotic Animals Worth USD 1m
Some of the 1,004 animals of wild and exotic fauna recovered by police in Bogota, Medellin and Magangue, Colombia, in April, 2022. (Policia Nacional de Colombia/Newsflash)

Colombian Cops Bust 21 Suspects And Seize Over 1k Exotic Animals Worth USD 1m

The Colombian authorities have arrested 21 people and seized over 1,000 exotic animals with a black market value of over USD 1 million during raids across the country. In a statement obtained by Newsflash, the Colombian Government said on 11th April: "The National Police, in coordination with the Attorney General's…

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Read more about the article Lost Photographer Had Hallucinations After Drinking Own Urine In Rainforest
Jeshua Kaslo, a 49, disappeared on 19th February, was found alive on 7th March , 2022, in the Pan de Azucar moor, in Cundinamarca, Colombia. (Newsflash)

Lost Photographer Had Hallucinations After Drinking Own Urine In Rainforest

A photographer who spent 17 days trapped in a Colombian jungle has told how he suffered hallucinations after drinking his own urine to survive. US citizen Jeshua Kaslo had been visiting the area of Paramo Pan de Azucar - just two hours from the Colombian capital Bogota, in the Colombian…

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