Animal Welfare

The Pros and Cons of Choosing a Male Pet

Strangely, there seems to be very little research on the differences between male and female cats and dogs. Owners will…

The Spiny Tailed Iguana of Mexico

If you’ve spent time wandering around the Riviera Maya, you’ve probably seen the spiny tailed iguana or black iguana as…

The Calasero Horses of Cozumel

The Playa Times office recently received an email from Susan, a concerned visitor to Cozumel, who was upset by the…

Mexico’s Big Cat: Meet the Jaguar

The jaguar is the third largest of all the big cats (after the lion and tiger). They are strong swimmers…

Saving the Cenotes of the Riviera Maya

Cenotes are natural sinkholes that have developed over millions of years. No-one knows exactly how many cenotes there are in…

The New Caring Generation: Children Supporting Animal Welfare

Young people are finding their voice when it concerns the future of our planet and the impact we are having…

I Want My Mum! Children of the Riviera Maya’s Animal Kingdom

April 30 is Children’s Day in Mexico, so this is a good time to look at the children of the…

Beads for Lives Helps Raise Funds for Animal Shelters in Playa del Carmen

Colombian-born Astrid Ramirez and her husband Sebastian Labno live in Canada running a property development company, but on several visits…

How to Avoid and Treat Common Insect Stings on the Riviera Maya

Mexico is fortunate to rank as fourth in the world for its diversity and natural habitats after Brazil, Columbia and…

Caribbean Coatis

There are some occasions in life which leave an indelible mark on you. One of mine was on my first…