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HippopotamusToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Hippopotamus.

Has pink anti-bacterial sweat!

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

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Has longer back legs than front legs!
Crab-Eating MacaqueCrab-Eating Macaque
Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!
Australian MistAustralian Mist
First bred in the 1700s!
Brown BearBrown Bear
A dominant predator in it's environment!
Poison Dart FrogPoison Dart Frog
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
Zebra SharkZebra Shark
Can get to be 30 years old in the wild!
Australian Cattle DogAustralian Cattle Dog
High energy levels and active minds!
Cheerful, tolerant and sweet-tempered!
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
Galapagos TortoiseGalapagos Tortoise
The biggest species of tortoise in the world!
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever
Bright and happy disposition!
Common FrogCommon Frog
Found throughout the European continent!
Asian Giant HornetAsian Giant Hornet
The largest wasp in the world!
Found in dense forests and wet jungles!
Courageous, calm and affectionate!
Elephant ShrewElephant Shrew
Found exclusively on the African continent!
Common BuzzardCommon Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Adoring, elegant and affectionate!
Vervet MonkeyVervet Monkey
Rarely found more than 450m from trees!
Stag BeetleStag Beetle
More than 1,200 different species!
Javan RhinocerosJavan Rhinoceros
Only has a 25cm long horn!
Collared PeccaryCollared Peccary
Form bands of up to 12 individuals!
Japanese ChinJapanese Chin
Alert, intelligent and independent!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
The largest bird in Australia!
There are more than 1,300 known species!
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!
Hammerhead SharkHammerhead Shark
Found in coastal waters around the world!
Bearded DragonBearded Dragon
Can grow to up 24 inches long!
Elephant SealElephant Seal
The largest species of seal in the world!
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Curious and devoted personality!
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Sun BearSun Bear
The smallest species of bear in the world!
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

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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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