Viral disease spread among Baguio horses, killing 27

A viral disease is spreading in Baguio City, one that has killed at least 27 horses since March. Read: Teacher bitten by cobra inside classroom in Aurora At least 21 horses in the city’s Wright Park have been infected as of this week with Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or swamp fever. A viral disease spread ...

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Teacher bitten by cobra inside classroom in Aurora

Teacher bitten by cobra inside classroom in Aurora

A 49-year-old teacher from San Luis, Aurora died after being bitten by a cobra lurking in her own classroom, the local media reported yesterday. Rizza Laureano was bitten by the...

Navotas residents steal pigs left dead in road accident

Navotas residents steal pigs left dead in road accident

Several residents of Navotas were seen scampering about and taking the pigs that died from a road accident, the local media reported today. Read: Pigs found dead in Oriental...

UST community raises funds for janitor injured in dog attack

UST community raises funds for janitor injured in dog attack

A cleaner working at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila learned how much he was valued by the school after students, alumni, and employees raised funds to pay for his...

One-eyed dog named Cyclops born in Aklan

One-eyed dog named Cyclops born in Aklan

Filipinos are fascinated over a one-eyed dog named Cyclops who was born in Aklan early this month. Cyclops’ owner Amie de Martin, a full-time homemaker, said that the pooch...

1,500 hectares of onions in Pangasinan destroyed by armyworms

1,500 hectares of onions in Pangasinan destroyed by armyworms

Thousands of onions planted on 1,500 hectares of farmland in Bayambang, Pangasinan were destroyed after armyworms attacked, a local media reported today. About 66 villages were...

Pigs found dead in Oriental Mindoro, prompting Coast Guard investigation

Pigs found dead in Oriental Mindoro, prompting Coast Guard investigation

The Philippine Coast Guard is still trying to determine the persons responsible for throwing several dead hogs into the waters of Oriental Mindoro. Governor Humerlito Dolor said...

Over 100 live tarantulas smuggled inside sneakers seized in Pasay airport

Over 100 live tarantulas smuggled inside sneakers seized in Pasay airport

Bureau of Customs officials yesterday seized 119 live tarantulas at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City. The tarantulas were kept inside a pair of Asics sneakers,...

Samar cop dies after thigh lacerated by rooster’s blade in cockfight raid

Samar cop dies after thigh lacerated by rooster’s blade in cockfight raid

The chief of the Philippine National Police in San Jose, Northern Samar died on Monday after a blade attached to a fighting rooster lacerated his femoral artery. Lieutenant...

Public Enemy Number 1: Marikina launches war against rats, offers reward for each caught

Public Enemy Number 1: Marikina launches war against rats, offers reward for each caught

Marikina City has declared an all-out war against leptospirosis by offering cash incentives to residents who can catch rats. Vice Mayor Marion Andres, a doctor, told...


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Coconuts Manila Animals

We all just can’t get enough of cute cat videos and their other furry friends, so here’s our humble contribution to making the webz a better place. Coconuts Manila regularly reports on animals, whether about an eagle celebrating her 25th birthday or a seven-foot python falling from the ceiling. Animal-related stories are surprisingly popular, especially when posted with irresistably cute photos. We’ve reported about horses, roosters, farm animals, tamaraws and even exotic pets. Manila is overflowing with stray dogs, and most of the time, we post their stories to ask for help. There are also controversial cases where animals make it to the headlines after receiving bad treatment from their owners. Luckily, animal rights groups always make sure to speak up. Always check this space for pet-friendly malls, animal gatherings, and adorable videos.