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Vet mistakes zoo employee for gorilla, tranquillizes him

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - A vet at Loro Parque Zoo and Marine Park in Tenerife, Spain had a bad day recently. The zoo was running a drill on how to handle a gorilla escape. A guy was running around in a gorilla suit and the vet panicked and shot him with a tranquillizer dart.

Spain to cameo in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

Looks like the Canary Islands are doing the Hollywood thing again in February 2014, as the honeymoon scenes in the film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" are set to be filmed in Tenerife. This will be followed by a business meeting scene set in Madrid.

UK para-glider dies of heart attack in the air in Tenerife, Spain

Adeje - In a tragic turn of events, a 53-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and died while para-gliding with her husband near Adeje on the island of Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands.

41-year-old chimpanzee has cataract operation, regains her sight

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - A heartwarming story comes out of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Silvia, a 41-year-old blind chimpanzee at the Loro Parque Zoo, has undergone a cataract operation and has had her sight restored.

Possible meteorite lights up the sky in the Canary Islands, Spain

Twitter went a little wild at 10:35pm local time on Sunday in the north of the Canary Islands, as witnesses reported a light streaking across the sky, "as bright as if it was daytime."

Spanish police arrest Irish priest accused of child sexual abuse

Arona - National Police in Tenerife have located an 85-year-old Irish priest accused of sexually abusing three altar boys for years. He was detained under a European arrest warrant.

Seeking the best beach in Spain for 2013

The Spanish television channel, Antena3.com, has launched a competition to find the very best beach in Spain and is inviting people to vote for their favorites this summer.

Holy smoke: Police find pot on bishop's plot in Spain

Santa Cruz - A man has been arrested in Santa Cruz in Spain after police found a marijuana plantation on land belonging to the bishop of Tenerife. Apparently the church was unaware of what the man, who had permission to use the land, was growing there.

5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands

La Palma - A Thomson Cruises liner had arrived in La Palma in the Canary Islands for a stopover en route to Funchal in Madeira. 3 hours later, an emergency exercise killed 5 and injured 3 as a lifeboat fell more than 20 meters down into the water.

Spanish police find bodies of two Britons at Tenerife complex

Los Cristianos - The badly decomposed bodies of two Britons have been found at an address in Tenerife. The bodies were found this morning after Spanish authorities were alerted of a smell by neighbours at the complex at Playa de Las Americas.
 

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Mount Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands is the highest mountain in Spain, is also one of the most visited National Parks in the world.
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Silvia  a 41-year-old blind chimp in Tenerife s Loro Parque Zoo has had her vision restored after un...
Silvia, a 41-year-old blind chimp in Tenerife's Loro Parque Zoo has had her vision restored after undergoing a human-like cataract operation.
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Fanabe Beach on Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain.
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Spanish holiday island of Tenerife
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File photo: Resort on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain.
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Fanabe beach - Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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