Aana Reserve in the West Bekaa

The sight of a deer chewing on grass is not something we're used to in Lebanon, yet it exists in West Bekaa at the A’ana Nature Reserve. This little-known gem is located towards the end of Ammiq village where hundreds of deers live in a huge reserve that is also home to rabbits, ducks, and other woodland creatures. Ammiq is a gorgeous area all-together and is famous for its wetlands which stretch for 280 hectares.…

Orca Found Dead on Sarafand Beach

Orcas are often called killer whales, because of their size and the animal's ability to take down large marine animals, such as sea lions and whales. However, they don't typically attack humans and belong to the dolphin family. Videos of an Orca swimming off Khaldeh's shore were viral last week, as it's rare sight, but unfortunately the Orca was found dead on the shore in the south Lebanon town of Sarafand. It's still not clear…
Animals & Wildlife

Vetlivery – A Mobile Veterinary Clinic in Lebanon

5 months ago
Having passionately developed her skills with pets after pursuing her studies at l’École nationale vétérinaire de Lyon and the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Maria Mouallem has come up with a genius ...
Animals & Wildlife

Tachtouch the Monkey Returns to #Lebanon

8 months ago
After almost a two-week chase, the monkey that escaped from a farm South of Lebanon into Israel was finally captured and sent back to Nun Béatrice Mauger via the UN. The vervet monkey, named Tachtouch, ...
Animals & Wildlife

Swarms of Butterflies Invade #Lebanon in Numbers Unseen For 100 Years

9 months ago
I’m not sure how many butterflies have survived the storm this weekend but few days ago, Lebanon witnessed a migration of butterflies in numbers unseen since 1917, according to Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, a professor ...
Animals & Wildlife

A Shelter for Stray Dogs in The Chouf Area

10 months ago
Killing stray dogs is unfortunately quite common in Lebanon, despite being barbaric and ineffective. There are several ways to handle stray dogs, one of them being building local shelters or contacting animal services to some ...
Animals & Wildlife

Boar Weighing 300Kg Killed in #Lebanon

1 year ago
I’ve read on three different media sources that a wild boar weighing over 300 kilos was killed somewhere in Lebanon. One source said in Hasbaya, the other in Marj el Zouhour and another said somewhere ...
Animals & Wildlife

Did the Ship With “Infected Cows” Dock at Beirut’s Port or Not?

1 year ago
I’ve been following this story for the last couple of days and I can’t really tell who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. The Ministry of Agriculture has been denying since day the story but ...
Animals & Wildlife

#SavingLoris: Animals Lebanon’s First Rescue Under the Animal Protection & Welfare Law

1 year ago
Lorises are a group of several species of nocturnal strepsirrhine primates. They are highly endangered species that somehow made their way to a Lebanese pet shop, where they obviously don’t belong. The pet shop was ...
Animals & Wildlife

A First in #Lebanon: Man Jailed for Killing Dog

1 year ago
We keep seeing viral videos documenting animal abuse in Lebanon but we’ve never heard of anyone getting arrested for these crimes. BETA took it upon themselves to investigate one of these cases and managed after ...
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