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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.


Essential Commands: Protect Your Dog Using Positive Reinforcement

Mon 17th October 2016 (0 comments)
This is a guest blog post by Amber Kingsley.

Long gone are the days that the majority people believed that using physical contact or force with an animal is a necessary means associated with training. Teaching a pet appropriate behaviours, even accomplishing some entertaining tricks, is more easily and effectively achieved by using positive reinforcement techniques instead.

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Your Animal Questions Answered!

Tue 27th September 2016 (0 comments)

Ever wondered why dolphins jump out of the water, why cats knead or why bats sleep upside down? Well look no further as we have tackled some of the most common and slightly obscure questions about your favourite animal species to give you the answers you have been looking for!

Why do giraffes have black tongues?
A giraffes tongue (which is up to 21 inches in length) is thought to be black in colour to protect it from sunburn. Giraffes spend a large part of their day feeding in the hot African sun and it is thought that without the dark colouration, their tongues would be easily burnt!

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The Return Of The Giant Panda - A Triumph For Species Conservation

Thu 8th September 2016 (1 comment)

On Monday 4th September we were treated to the delightful news that Giant Pandas are no longer considered to be endangered animals, something that even now a couple of days later, is still sinking in with many people around the world. In the latest report by the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) they have found that population numbers of the beautiful Giant Panda bears have risen from 1,596 adults to 1,864 in 2014, which is the result of extensive work by the Chinese government and international organisations to enforce poaching bans and expand the areas of protected forest reserves that are the Giant Pandas natural habitats.

Giant Pandas are natively found in the mountainous regions of central and western China where they live peacefully grazing in the bamboo forests. They are one of the most famous and easily identifiable animals in the world and are unique among bears as they do not hibernate; have very small babies at birth (weighing a tiny 100g which is roughly the same as an average sized mouse); and survive on a diet that is almost entirely vegetarian. Since their discovery in 1869 by a French naturalist the Giant Panda has fascinated the western world and become a global symbol for conservation.

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Huge Decline In Plastic Bag Usage In UK

Wed 10th August 2016 (0 comments)

On 5th October 2015 the UK government introduced a charge of 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags needed for shoppers in large stores throughout the country, to try and cut both the use of bags and the litter they cause and instead, encourage people to reuse their shopping bags.

Although there are a few exceptions including when purchasing unwrapped food and raw meat or fish, most retailers now have to charge their customers for bags and often offer a slightly pricier bag for life that can be reused (and often replaced by the store when it wears through).

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Keep Animals Safe On Bonfire Night

Wed 4th November 2015 (1 comment)

The celebrations of the 5th November every year almost mark the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter, as it is at this time of year when small mammals are preparing for the months ahead by either collecting the last nuts and berries for their winter stash, or by finding somewhere safe and secure to hibernate.

However, many people will begin building their bonfires soon (if they haven't already started) to set alight on Bonfire Night in remembrance of the attempt to overthrow King James in 1605, when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses Of Parliament in London with 36 barrels of gunpowder.

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