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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.

 
 

Adelie Penguin Information

Thu 23rd April 2015 (0 comments)



The Adelie Penguin is the smallest and most widely distributed species of Penguin in the Southern Ocean and is one of only two species of Penguin found on the Antarctic mainland (the other being the much larger Emperor Penguin). The Adelie Penguin was named in 1840 by French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville who named the Penguin for his wife, Adelie. Adelie Penguins have adapted well to life in the Antarctic as these migratory Birds winter in the northern pack-ice before returning south to the Antarctic coast for the warmer summer months.

The Adelie Penguin is one of the most easily identifiable Penguin species with a blue-black back and completely white chest and belly. The head and beak of the Adelie Penguin are both black, with a distinctive white ring around each eye. The strong, pink feet of the Adelie Penguin are tough and bumpy with nails that not only aid the Adelie Penguin in climbing the rocky cliffs to reach its nesting grounds, but also help to push them along when they are sliding (rowing) along the ice. Adelie Penguins also use their webbed feet along with their small flippers to propel them along when swimming in the cold waters.

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All About Milk

Tue 21st April 2015 (0 comments)



Fresh milk and other dairy products are one of the definitions of the average British diet, and over the years the UK has managed to both produce and manufacture milk in the most efficient ways using increasing technology. However, with nearly every British household having milk and other dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and cream on their daily shopping list, how can we meet the demand for this highly sought after food group?

Well, it all starts with the farmers of dairy cows. Dairy farms range in size from small scale to large and extensive ventures where cows can be farmed from having massive areas of grazing outdoors, to miles of sheds where they are kept exclusively. However, despite the size of the operation and whether animals are outdoor or indoor reared, the biggest concerns for farmers are the health and welfare of the cows.

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What Are Habitats?

Thu 16th April 2015 (0 comments)



A habitat is the immediate environment in which a living organism (an animal or plant), exists. A habitat can exist in any size and can even be as small as a rock pool or a log that is decaying on the forest floor. The word habitat however, generally refers to the grouping of animals and plants, together with their surroundings. Habitats contain both living organisms and non-living objects and can contain anywhere from just a few species to thousands of them, all coexisting in a very small space.

Habitats are constantly changing due to bursting rivers, fires, storms and changes in climate. Animal species are often capable of adapting to their altered surroundings although some species of animal require very specific conditions in order to survive. Ice ages come and go, taking life with them and forcing animals into areas which they previously would not of inhabited. In the modern world, natural climate change is accelerated by the levels of pollution that are produced from the burning of fossil fuels by people, which is speeding up the naturally occurring climatic changes.

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Flowers Of Borneo

Tue 14th April 2015 (0 comments)



Borneo is the third largest island in the world and located very close to the equator. It is well known to many as a place where unique animals are found including orangutans and proboscis monkeys and a rich diversity of habitats that are bursting with life and provide the islands inhabitants with the perfect places for which to live (most notably, the large swathes of pristine rainforest).

Although the extent of the native wildlife is known to many, the plant species are often overlooked but they too are often unique to the island and number into the thousands. Carnivorous plants, mangroves and the largest flower in the world are all found growing in and making up the lush forests and there are also many species of beautiful smaller flowers that can be found here, some of which resemble blooms that we can identify with and others that are very peculiar indeed.

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How To Keep Your Horse Healthy

Thu 9th April 2015 (0 comments)
Having a horse at home is a great responsibility. The social animals that they are, they require a lot of care, attention and the company of people and other horses to keep from getting bored and restless. Grooming time is an excellent opportunity for you to bond with your horse and to start developing a long and lasting relationship between the two of you. The more time you spend with your horse, the deeper the bond will be.

For some excellent tips on how to care for your equine friend and keep it happy and healthy, have a look at the infographic below from Animal Health Company.

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