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Pond SkaterToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Pond Skater.

There are 500 different species!

If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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OkapiOkapi
Eats more than 100 different types of plant!
FossaFossa
Most closely related to the Mongoose!
Common BuzzardCommon Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Frilled LizardFrilled Lizard
Mainly lives in the trees!
Spectacled BearSpectacled Bear
Native to the Andes mountains of South America!
FrogFrog
There are around 5,000 different species!
TapirTapir
Most closely related to horses and rhinos!
NightingaleNightingale
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
BeetleBeetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
Tapanuli Orang-utanTapanuli Orang-utan
Inhabits an isolated mountain range in northwestern Sumatra!
Hermit CrabHermit Crab
There are over 500 different species!
ElephantElephant
Spends around 22 hours a day eating!
PugPug
Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!
JackalJackal
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Irish SetterIrish Setter
Can live for up to 16 years!
GorillaGorilla
The biggest of the world's primates!
American Water SpanielAmerican Water Spaniel
Friendly and intelligent!
Sumatran RhinocerosSumatran Rhinoceros
The smallest species of rhino!
BongoBongo
Long and heavy spiralled horns!
Whale SharkWhale Shark
The largest species of fish in the world!
AvocetAvocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Leopard CatLeopard Cat
There are 11 different species!
WeaselWeasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
Mountain LionMountain Lion
Has no real natural predators!
OcelotOcelot
Also known as the Painted Leopard!
Spider MonkeySpider Monkey
Found in the tropical jungles of South America!
Red-handed TamarinRed-handed Tamarin
Red hair on hands on feet!
NumbatNumbat
There are only 1,500 left in the wild!
River TurtleRiver Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Horned FrogHorned Frog
Natively found in South America!
Horseshoe CrabHorseshoe Crab
Changed little in over 500 million years!
Cesky FousekCesky Fousek
An affectionate hunting dog!
Bearded CollieBearded Collie
Weekly brushing is mandatory!
Raccoon DogRaccoon Dog
The only hibernating canine!
Arctic HareArctic Hare
Eats berries found in the snow!
Radiated TortoiseRadiated Tortoise
The most protected tortoise in the world!
Western GorillaWestern Gorilla
There are two sub-species!
Bumble BeeBumble Bee
The most common species of bee!
Giant Panda BearGiant Panda Bear
Bamboo makes up 99 per cent of their diet!
American BulldogAmerican Bulldog
Can jump up to 6ft high!

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Caring For Your Guinea Pigs

Wed 22nd November 2017 (0 comments)
Guinea Pigs are one of the world's most popular household pets and are domesticated all around the world. Their sweet, docile nature and highly affectionate and sociable personalities make them a firm favourite animal particularly amongst children, who are able to care for these little creatures with relative ease (providing they have the constant supervision of a responsible adult). Originally from the Central Andes Mountains of South America where they were first domesticated by local people, they were introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish after their South American "discovery" in the 1500s.

Caring For Your Guinea Pigs - Truffle
Caring For Your Guinea Pigs - Truffle, Millie Bond - License Information.
Caring For Your Guinea Pigs - Truffle, Millie Bond - License Information.


Guinea Pigs (also known as Cavies) are herbivorous and highly sociable animals that spend many hours grazing on grasses, leaves and other plant materials such as seeds, flowers and bark. Although naturally diurnal, they are most active during the twilight hours of dusk and dawn when there is less of a threat from potential predators, who find it difficult to hunt in the drastically changing light. They have sharp eye-sight and an exceptional sense of smell and hearing ensuring that they can pick up on approaching danger effectively.

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