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Betty Butterfly Hello and welcome to Betty the Butterfly's Blog for A-Z Animals.
 
This blog will keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the animal world and will also include some treats and humour for you along the way.

 
 

All About Goldfinches

Tue 26th May 2015 (0 comments)



Among the numerous species of small bird that can be seen diving and darting around the British countryside, the Goldfinch is one of the most delightful. Easily identified by their striking plumage of brown, black and yellow wings and a bright red face, these small birds are easy to spot.

Found throughout most of the UK apart from the the far north and west of Scotland, Goldfinches are present all year round but are most active at this time of year as the nesting season is well under-way. There are in fact thought to be over 300,000 breeding pairs of Goldfinches in the UK with around 100,000 of these lovely little birds spending the winters here too.

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Animals Of Antarctica

Thu 21st May 2015 (0 comments)



Antarctica is the most southerly continent on Earth and its freezing conditions mean that animals that are found on every other continent on the planet, are no-where to be seen. The extensive cover of ice, no sunshine during winter and the fact that it holds the record for being the coldest place on Earth makes it pretty inhospitable to life.

Unlike the other continents, Antarctica has no permanent large land-dwelling animals and even the plants are that are found growing there are incredibly small, staying very close to the ground to avoid unnecessary exposure to the freezing conditions. The seas surrounding the continent however, are a completely different story and are seemingly abundant with a variety of different species in comparison to life on the land.

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Why Do Cats Leave Presents?

Tue 19th May 2015 (0 comments)



Despite being very well and often overfed, it is all too familiar for owners of cats that spend time outside to find "presents" of dead birds and rodents just outside the back door and in the garden (and for a handful of unlucky people these gifts even make it inside). It is a common question by many as to why this happens when kitties are so well fed that they have no need to hunt and kill.

So why does this happen, does it mean our beloved pets are simply cold-blooded killers? Before establishing whether this is really the case or not, it is important for all cat owners to understand a few little details about what is causing this behaviour to occur. Cats are natural-born hunters with our domesticated moggies having evolved from feral cat species on the African continent and these instincts are fully engrained into their nature.

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Sunny Spring Photos

Thu 14th May 2015 (0 comments)



With spring turning into the warmer summer months it is great to look at the beautiful blooms that we will not see again until this time next year.

If you haven't already, now is the time to get out with the camera and enjoy the little interlude while the seasons change...you will be amazed at what flowers, birds and insects you can find.

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All About Labradors

Tue 12th May 2015 (0 comments)



Many households now own pets from dogs and cats, hamsters and gerbils, fish and even more exotic species like snakes and monkeys. Having a dog at home is a popular choice of pet for people all over the world and in the UK, the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds due to their friendly personality and the fact they are not only known to be good with children, but are also a popular choice of working dog too.

Intelligence
Labradors are ranked within the top ten most intelligent dog breeds in the world. They are thought to be able to understand and master a new command very quickly and obey that command over 90 percent of the time.

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