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PeacockToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Peacock.

Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!

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

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MouseMouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Greater Swiss Mountain DogGreater Swiss Mountain Dog
Protective and gentle by nature!
Sumatran TigerSumatran Tiger
The smallest species of tiger!
SomaliSomali
Active, intelligent and playful!
Ibizan HoundIbizan Hound
Intelligent, active and engaging by nature!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
American Pit Bull TerrierAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
A strong-willed, sturdy companion!
Sea TurtleSea Turtle
Always return to the same beach to lay eggs!
Emperor TamarinEmperor Tamarin
Has an elegant white moustache!
WolfWolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
DeerDeer
There are around 40 different species!
ToucanToucan
There are more than 40 different species!
NumbatNumbat
There are only 1,500 left in the wild!
Sea OtterSea Otter
Eats over 40 different marine species!
Wild BoarWild Boar
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
PikaPika
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas!
WildebeestWildebeest
Can trek more than 1,000 miles every year!
Elephant SealElephant Seal
The largest species of seal in the world!
Ainu DogAinu Dog
An innate sense of direction!
MeerkatMeerkat
One will stand on guard to watch for predators!
Striped Rocket FrogStriped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
American CoonhoundAmerican Coonhound
Easygoing and people-friendly!
ZonkeyZonkey
The offspring of Zebra and Donkey parents!
Indochinese TigerIndochinese Tiger
Now thought to be extinct in China!
LionfishLionfish
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!
Appenzeller DogAppenzeller Dog
Herding dog by nature!
Guinea FowlGuinea Fowl
Found in a vairety of African habitats!
Snowy OwlSnowy Owl
One of the largest owl species in the world!
BatBat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Tasmanian DevilTasmanian Devil
Exclusively found on the island of Tasmania!
MarkhorMarkhor
Less than 2,500 left in the wild!
UmbrellabirdUmbrellabird
Migrates up and down the mountains!
TropicbirdTropicbird
Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!
Tiger SharkTiger Shark
The fourth biggest species of shark in the world!
Greenland DogGreenland Dog
Strong and speedy breed of dog!
X-Ray TetraX-Ray Tetra
Yellow, black and white striped fins!
Hercules BeetleHercules Beetle
Can grow up to 7 inches long!
DonkeyDonkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
HarrierHarrier
Cheerful, tolerant and sweet-tempered!

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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