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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.


Top 5 Household Pets by Swell Reptiles

Thu 18th September 2014 (0 comments)
The Pet Food Manufacturers Association claims that over 46% of households in the United Kingdom have pets.* That’s a lot of water changes, walks, cages cleaned, food bowls refilled and tummies scratched.

A pet is widely recognised as an ideal addition to the household. Owning a pet, especially a cat or dog is said to reduce stress and provide comfort and fun to any family.

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Be More Aware Of Animals On The Road

Tue 16th September 2014 (0 comments)

Every year millions of animals both small and big are killed on Britain's roads all over the country. From large cities to tiny country roads, creatures are increasingly under threat from the ever expanding amount of traffic, with thousands more cars appearing on the roads every single year.

Depending on the time of year different wild animals are more at risk, from frogs and toads crossing country roads and lanes to get between different bodies of water to hedgehogs foraging for their last morsels of food before they go into hibernation in the winter months. However, these instances are not contained to darkening evenings in the autumn and winter but go on throughout the year all over the country.

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In The News: BBC Wildlife Photography Awards and Formula-e

Thu 11th September 2014 (0 comments)

In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations that report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

The British Wildlife Photography awards were recently announced with a handful of winners having been selected from thousands of entries from all over the country. The overall winner was Lee Acaster from Wortham in Suffolk with his strikingly emotive image of a Greylag Goose on the bank of the River Thames, showing the iconic Shard in the background. Find out more on the BBC News website.

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Beautiful Borneo

Tue 9th September 2014 (1 comment)

Rainforest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

The island of Borneo in South-East Asia is one of the most unique and bio-diverse places on the planet. Home to thousands of plant and animal species, the evolution of the island and it's inhabitants has provided the world with countless unique plants and animals that can be found no-where else in the world.

From dense tropical rainforest, to salty mangroves and cave systems that span miles under the ground's surface the third largest island in the world is without doubt one of the most special places on Earth and is unsurprisingly one of the top destinations for conservationists and animal lovers from all around the world, along with travellers wanting to experience the sheer variety of beauty in all it's forms.

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Doughnuts That Don't Cost The Earth

Fri 24th January 2014 (0 comments)

For those people who try not to contribute to the devastating unregulated palm oil industry by avoiding foods and products that contain it, it can be very difficult (almost impossible) to indulge in sweet treats with a nice cup of coffee with friends, as most shop-bought baked goods contain either vegetable fat or oil with no indication of what they contain let alone whether or not any palm oil used is sustainable.

This however, is no longer the case, thanks to a local Suffolk-based business called Jam Gourmet Doughnuts (JamGouDou). Their utterly delicious handmade doughnuts come in a variety of flavours from the classic glazed and fruity options, to the moreish smorz (chocolate with melted marshmallow) and are cooked using "a frying oil that is covered by Green Palm certificates, which supports the production of sustainable palm oil".

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