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Welcome to A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!
 

Random Animals

Pheasant

Pheasant

Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Nightingale

Nightingale

Named more than 1,000 years ago!
English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Friendly and eager to please!
Elephant

Elephant

Spends around 22 hours a day eating!
Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

The Many Uses Of Bamboo

Tue 31st March 2015 (0 comments)



Bamboo is a type of woody grass that is found growing throughout the world's tropical regions. Well known for growing at an immense pace in comparison to other plants, it is fast becoming one of the world's most sought after commodities but what is it being used for?

Well, bamboo has thousands of uses from edible shoots to large scale construction and even more recently as a biofuel, this humble plant can be used for almost anything. Bamboo fibres are used to make clothes and boards made up from strands are becoming increasingly popular all around the world to be turned into furniture, and very commonly floor boards.

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Recent Blog Articles
Palm Oil Campaign

Palm Oil Campaign

Palm oil plantations have been popping up rapidly over recent years, but many of them are illegally set-up in natural forest and peat-land and are completely unregulated. Thousands of acres of both primary and secondary forest that are either vital to conservation or the native people are being cleared every year. The trade is thought to now account for up to 10% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions.
 
This boom has happened mainly over the last 10 years and has made palm oil the most used edible oil today. It is found in thousands of products from chocolate and biscuits to soap and lipstick, but many companies actually have no idea where their palm oil even comes from. Under current European legislation, companies do not have to state if they have used palm oil in their products, instead it can be labelled as vegetable oil!
 
We have the right to know what is in the products that we use and consume! Help us to change this...
 
Save the rainforest. Save the orang-utan. Save the world.
 

Bernie BearBernie the Bear's Animal of the Day

Bloodhound
Today Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Bloodhound.
 
Affectionate, gentle and even-tempered!
Simon Snail If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Puss Moth.

Recently Added Animals

MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Dwarf CrocodileDwarf Crocodile
Digs burrows in river banks to rest!
QuetzalQuetzal
The tail feathers of the male can be 1m long!
UguisuUguisu
Their guano is used in face creams!
Vervet MonkeyVervet Monkey
Rarely found more than 450m from trees!

Gary Goat's Latest Games

Super K9

Super K9

The objective of the game is to guide th...
Poke The Penguin

Poke The Penguin

In this game your objective is to simply...
Milk Panic

Milk Panic

Cows in your farm have eaten something s...
Fleabag Vs Mutt

Fleabag Vs Mutt

You can choose either to be a cat or a d...
Franky The Fish 2

Franky The Fish 2

This is the second and more advanced ver...

Reference Library

Go to our Reference Library and Glossary to learn about Animal Habitats, Diet, Behaviour and much more...