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Usko, Greece's First Bear to Use Wheelchair, Dies from Kidney Failure

Usko, the first bear in Greece to use a wheelchair and the only bear in the world to use mechanical assistance to walk for more than four years, died recently at his home at the  ''Arcturos'' bear facility in...

Wild Boars Spotted Roaming Around the Streets of Rafina, Attica (video)

A bizarre, and unnerving, spectacle has been appearing in front of people who live in Rafina, Attica for the last several days. A herd of wild boars has often been spotted wandering around the streets of the town, especially during...

Greece Bans Imported Pork From Bulgaria Amid African Swine Fever Outbreak

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said on Friday that Greece has decided to ban imported pork from her country, due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever disease that has been detected in thousands of animals in Bulgaria over the...

Santorini Authorities Deny Accusations of Animal Mistreatment

Authorities on Greece's Santorini Island clarified in a letter sent exclusively to the Greek Reporter on Wednesday that ''no written application from a foreign organization (PETA) has been submitted to the Municipality of Thera (Santorini) in relation an ad...

Protected Species Threatened Along Greek-Albanian Border

Over 200 traps for the poaching of wild animals have been found along the Greek-Albanian border in the last three months by members of the Environmental Protection Association (EPA) of Kastoria. The recent ominous discovery of the snares was...

Greece on Alert Following Detection of H5N8 Virus in Wild Swan

Greece’s veterinary services are on increased alert to prevent the transmission of H5N8 avian influenza from wild birds to poultry, after the detection of the virus in a wild swan at the Evros Delta, in northeastern Greece, last December and...

The Attica Zoological Park Receives Four Dolphins from Finland

Four bottlenose dolphins were transferred to their new home at the Attica Zoological Park in Greece during what was described as a "covert operation" by Yle, Finland's national public broadcasting company. The four dolphins named Veera, Delfi, Leevi and Eevertti...