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Cats save lives in Reykjanesbær.

Cats Save Lives in Fire

Three cats alerted a woman when fire erupted in an apartment at Ásbrú in Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, this morning.

A gyrfalcon.

Fowl Dead; Foul Play

An uninvited visitor entered, closed the door behind him, ruffled feathers for hours, left one hen dead, and left the scene flying.

Domestic Animals in Trouble

An inspection of Icelandic pig farms, done last year by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), shows that in some cases sows are kept in such narrow stalls that they can’t stretch their legs.

ICE-SAR horse rescue in Kjalarnes.

ICE-SAR Saves Horse

Last night, the ICE-SAR teams of Kjalarnes and Mosfellsbær were called out to save a horse in trouble.

Blue whale

Feud Over Blue Whale Skeleton

The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.

Humpback whale

Fin and Hump Up, Minke Down

The number of fin whales and humpback whales in the North Atlantic has increased, while the number of minke whales in inshore areas has gone down.

Seals at the Reykjavík Zoo.

Seal Pup Escapes Zoo Only to Await Slaughter

The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police received an unusual callout shortly before 6:00 am yesterday: a seal pup was hanging out at Laugardalur camping ground. Some tourists had come across the pup on their morning walk.

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