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BudgerigarToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Budgerigar.

Natively found in Australia!

If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Royal Penguin.

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Arctic HareArctic Hare
Eats berries found in the snow!
Sumatran Orang-utanSumatran Orang-utan
Known to make mental maps of the forest!
MagpieMagpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
UakariUakari
Have a very short tail for their size!
Magellanic PenguinMagellanic Penguin
Threatened by oil spills!
NightingaleNightingale
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
Giant ClamGiant Clam
Can reach nearly 6ft in length!
RagdollRagdoll
One of the larger breeds of domestic cat!
CichlidCichlid
There are more than 1,300 known species!
TapirTapir
Most closely related to horses and rhinos!
PuffinPuffin
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
TuataraTuatara
Only found on a few of New Zealand's islands!
Elephant ShrewElephant Shrew
Found exclusively on the African continent!
Welsh CorgiWelsh Corgi
There are two distinct breeds!
PorcupinePorcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
SealSeal
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Saint BernardSaint Bernard
Gentle, loyal and friendly!
ShrimpShrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
MacawMacaw
The largest species of parrot in the world!
AlbatrossAlbatross
The largest wingspan of any bird!
Proboscis MonkeyProboscis Monkey
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
PumaPuma
Has longer back legs than front legs!
Honey BeeHoney Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
ImpalaImpala
Able to jump over 2 meters high!
Masked Palm CivetMasked Palm Civet
Found throughout Asia, India and China!
PelicanPelican
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
PugPug
Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!
Western Lowland GorillaWestern Lowland Gorilla
One of the great apes!
Grey Reef SharkGrey Reef Shark
One of the most common shark species!
Black RhinocerosBlack Rhinoceros
Horns can grow to 1.5m!
Gila MonsterGila Monster
It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!
Fishing CatFishing Cat
Scoops fish out of the water using it's paw!
Poison Dart FrogPoison Dart Frog
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
TarsierTarsier
Each eye weighs more than their whole brain!
King CrabKing Crab
Can have a leg span of nearly 2 meters!
GharialGharial
Found in the murky waters of Northern India!
ChihuahuaChihuahua
Curious and devoted personality!
Radiated TortoiseRadiated Tortoise
The most protected tortoise in the world!
Little PenguinLittle Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
WolverineWolverine
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Why Are Red Squirrels So Threatened In The UK?

Mon 16th April 2018 (0 comments)
Once one of the most widespread and common woodland creatures in the country, red squirrels are now seldom seen in many parts of the UK as numbers have declined significantly over the past century. Still commonly found in isolated regions and throughout the European continent, one of our most historically iconic native species is becoming increasingly threatened in the UK due to a number of factors but most notably with the introduction of grey squirrels from America.

Why Are Red Squirrels So Threatened In The UK?
Why Are Red Squirrels So Threatened In The UK?, © Millie Bond
Why Are Red Squirrels So Threatened In The UK?, © Millie Bond

Red squirrels are a highly distinctive squirrel species and are easily recognised by their dark to bright red fur, long ear tufts and fluffy tails. They are relatively small in size compared to grey squirrels and can be found inhabiting coniferous and deciduous woodlands from the UK and Northern Ireland, throughout Europe and as far east as northwest China. They mainly ingest plant materials such as seeds, green acorns, fungi and hazelnuts as well as occasionally consuming eggs and small birds.

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