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ZebraToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Zebra.

Stripe patterns are unique to each individual!

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

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Welcome to A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!

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Clouded LeopardClouded Leopard
Has canines that can be two inches long!
Grey Reef SharkGrey Reef Shark
One of the most common shark species!
Long-Eared OwlLong-Eared Owl
Ear-tufts make it look bigger!
King PenguinKing Penguin
More than 2 million breeding pairs!
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Sea SlugSea Slug
Also commonly known as a Sea Cucumber!
Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!
Zebra SharkZebra Shark
Can get to be 30 years old in the wild!
Labrador RetrieverLabrador Retriever
Well-balanced, friendly and versatile!
Bactrian CamelBactrian Camel
The camel with two humps!
Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!
Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!
Radiated TortoiseRadiated Tortoise
The most protected tortoise in the world!
Jack RusselJack Russel
Intelligent, athletic and fearless!
Manta RayManta Ray
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier
Highly active and intelligent dogs!
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
There are more than 160 different species!
Bichon FriseBichon Frise
Gentle mannered, playful and affectionate!
Blue Lacy DogBlue Lacy Dog
Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!
Fire-Bellied ToadFire-Bellied Toad
Found across mainland Europe and Asia!
Can survive without water for 10 months!
Leaf-Tailed GeckoLeaf-Tailed Gecko
Only found on Madagascar!
Have a very short tail for their size!
Rock HyraxRock Hyrax
Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!
Largest feline in North America!
Long and heavy spiralled horns!
Water DragonWater Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Sri Lankan ElephantSri Lankan Elephant
Now restricted to a few parks!
Alpine DachsbrackeAlpine Dachsbracke
Good companion and hard-working breed!
Indian Star TortoiseIndian Star Tortoise
Popular in the exotic pet trade!
Sea UrchinSea Urchin
Can live for up to 200 years!
Striped Rocket FrogStriped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
Irish SetterIrish Setter
Can live for up to 16 years!
A flat fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific!
Not all birds are able to fly!
Leopard TortoiseLeopard Tortoise
The most widely distributed tortoise in Africa!
Has 2 stomachs to aid digestion!
Puss MothPuss Moth
Caterpillars squirt formic acid!
Marine ToadMarine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!

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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