Sit, stay, sniff: Italy trains Covid-19 detection dogs to smell out virus

Sit, stay, sniff: Italy trains Covid-19 detection dogs to smell out virus

A new project in Rome will train sniffer dogs to detect the presence of coronavirus in human sweat.

Italian hunter shoots father after ‘mistaking him for boar’

Italian hunter shoots father after ‘mistaking him for boar’

An Italian lab could hold the key to saving the northern white rhino

An Italian lab could hold the key to saving the northern white rhino

Italians cheer on wild bear’s ‘Great Escape’ from electrified pen

Italians cheer on wild bear’s ‘Great Escape’ from electrified pen

Tigers kill circus trainer in southern Italy

Tigers kill circus trainer in southern Italy

Prada becomes latest Italian fashion house to give up fur

Prada becomes latest Italian fashion house to give up fur

Beavers return to Italy after 450 years

Beavers return to Italy after 450 years

Backlash after Italian councils allow bears and wolves to be shot

Backlash after Italian councils allow bears and wolves to be shot

The oldest known lizard has been discovered in the Italian Alps

The oldest known lizard has been discovered in the Italian Alps

Peregrine falcons discovered nesting in Florence’s bell tower

Peregrine falcons discovered nesting in Florence’s bell tower

One of Rome’s rare wolf cubs killed by hit-and-run driver

One of Rome’s rare wolf cubs killed by hit-and-run driver

Deer gets lost, wanders into Italian bakery

Deer gets lost, wanders into Italian bakery

150,000 Italians call for release of dog confiscated for barking too much

150,000 Italians call for release of dog confiscated for barking too much

Accusations of cruelty at Italian farms that supply Parma ham pigs

Accusations of cruelty at Italian farms that supply Parma ham pigs

An Italian company hopes to save the northern white rhino through IVF

An Italian company hopes to save the northern white rhino through IVF

Seven places to see wild flamingos in Italy

Seven places to see wild flamingos in Italy

Volunteers are evacuating 100 stray goats from an idyllic Italian island

Volunteers are evacuating 100 stray goats from an idyllic Italian island

Italian chef rescues fish from baking tray and sets it free

Italian chef rescues fish from baking tray and sets it free

Canine couture: The Milan designer creating tailored outfits for dogs

Canine couture: The Milan designer creating tailored outfits for dogs

Protest over Italian mayor’s war on dog poo

Protest over Italian mayor’s war on dog poo

Wild wolf cubs born in Rome for the first time in 100 years

Wild wolf cubs born in Rome for the first time in 100 years

Dogs can’t be ring bearers, Italian mayor tells engaged couple

Dogs can’t be ring bearers, Italian mayor tells engaged couple

IN PICTURES: The Siena Palio, Italy’s historic horse race

IN PICTURES: The Siena Palio, Italy’s historic horse race

Italians rally to rescue Denmark death-row dog

Italians rally to rescue Denmark death-row dog

What does the future hold for Italy’s native bears?

What does the future hold for Italy’s native bears?

Why an army of toy cats has appeared in an Italian seaside town

Why an army of toy cats has appeared in an Italian seaside town

A herd of ‘rebel cows’ has been living wildly in the Italian mountains for years

A herd of ‘rebel cows’ has been living wildly in the Italian mountains for years

Experts called in to tackle swarming bees in central Rome square

Experts called in to tackle swarming bees in central Rome square

Berlusconi hopes to turn love for animals into votes with new pet project

Berlusconi hopes to turn love for animals into votes with new pet project

Firefighters rescue kittens who survived massive waste depot fire south of Rome

Firefighters rescue kittens who survived massive waste depot fire south of Rome

Italian gelateria debuts ice cream for dogs

Italian gelateria debuts ice cream for dogs

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

Naples man uncovers tooth believed to belong to ‘prehistoric mega shark’

Naples man uncovers tooth believed to belong to ‘prehistoric mega shark’

Rare Bengal tiger finds new home in Rome zoo after being rescued from neglect

Rare Bengal tiger finds new home in Rome zoo after being rescued from neglect

What is this dolphin doing in the centre of Pisa?

What is this dolphin doing in the centre of Pisa?

Italy halts planned wolf cull after howls of protest

Italy halts planned wolf cull after howls of protest

Meet the adorable puppies who survived five days trapped under avalanche rubble

Meet the adorable puppies who survived five days trapped under avalanche rubble

Hundreds of wolf-dog hybrids illegally sold in Italy

Hundreds of wolf-dog hybrids illegally sold in Italy

Puppy saved from quake rubble will become a rescue dog

Puppy saved from quake rubble will become a rescue dog

Video: Firefighters save cats and dogs from earthquake rubble

Video: Firefighters save cats and dogs from earthquake rubble

Video: Italian zoo asks public to name adorable baby hippo

Video: Italian zoo asks public to name adorable baby hippo

Exotic animals from Italy’s underworld find safe haven

Exotic animals from Italy’s underworld find safe haven

Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

Lovesick dog walks 10k to see Naples sweetheart

Lovesick dog walks 10k to see Naples sweetheart

Italy wild boar deaths provoke calls for cull

Italy wild boar deaths provoke calls for cull

Heroic cocker spaniel saves owner from attack

Heroic cocker spaniel saves owner from attack

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry

Animals cool off with ice lollies at Rome zoo

Animals cool off with ice lollies at Rome zoo

Dead dogs found in pizzeria’s freezer

Dead dogs found in pizzeria’s freezer

Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas

Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas

Mafia use tigers and parrots to wield power

Mafia use tigers and parrots to wield power

Seven whales stranded on Italian beach

Seven whales stranded on Italian beach

‘Rare’ penguin twins born in Genoa Aquarium

‘Rare’ penguin twins born in Genoa Aquarium

Italy: no place for pets?

Italy: no place for pets?

Poor pets get free vet in Milan

Poor pets get free vet in Milan

Dead wolf sparks fear in Turin

Dead wolf sparks fear in Turin

Top Ten: The best animal sayings in Italian

Top Ten: The best animal sayings in Italian

Photo of the day: ‘Wild boar’ rides Rome tram

Photo of the day: ‘Wild boar’ rides Rome tram

VIDEO: Rare baby gibbon born in Turin zoo

VIDEO: Rare baby gibbon born in Turin zoo

Roaming bears face risky border crossing

Roaming bears face risky border crossing

Rome zoo animals get ‘fruity’ holiday treat

Rome zoo animals get ‘fruity’ holiday treat

Italy littered with fat cats and pudgy pooches

Italy littered with fat cats and pudgy pooches