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Proboscis MonkeyToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Proboscis Monkey.

Natively found on the island of Borneo!

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

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Eastern Lowland GorillaEastern Lowland Gorilla
Less than 5,000 in the wild!
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Courageous, calm and affectionate!
Manta RayManta Ray
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Respire through the gills on their heads!
Ainu DogAinu Dog
An innate sense of direction!
There are 11,000 known species!
About double the size of a domestic cat!
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever
Bright and happy disposition!
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Lives in herds of up to 24 individuals!
Blue Lacy DogBlue Lacy Dog
Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!
Irish SetterIrish Setter
Can live for up to 16 years!
Fishing CatFishing Cat
Scoops fish out of the water using it's paw!
Woolly MonkeyWoolly Monkey
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
Natively found on the island of Madagascar!
Chow ChowChow Chow
Loyal and affectionate to it's family!
Alaskan MalamuteAlaskan Malamute
Often used as sled dogs!
Boykin SpanielBoykin Spaniel
Enthusiastic working dog!
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Inhabits the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle!
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
French BulldogFrench Bulldog
A gentle and docile breed!
Gila MonsterGila Monster
It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!
Staffordshire Bull TerrierStaffordshire Bull Terrier
Known for their loyalty to their family!
Natively found in the European mountains!
Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!
Japanese ChinJapanese Chin
Alert, intelligent and independent!
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Western Lowland GorillaWestern Lowland Gorilla
One of the great apes!
Red-handed TamarinRed-handed Tamarin
Red hair on hands on feet!
Found in dense jungles and tropical forests!
Brown BearBrown Bear
A dominant predator in it's environment!
Tapanuli Orang-utanTapanuli Orang-utan
Inhabits an isolated mountain range in northwestern Sumatra!
Cairn TerrierCairn Terrier
Intelligent, lively and strong!
Thorny DevilThorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!
Only 2,000 left in the wild!
Live in dens in rocks and under ledges!
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!

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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