Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Hello and welcome to Betty the Butterfly's Blog for A-Z Animals.

This blog will keep you up-to-date with what's happening in the animal world and will also include some treats and humour for you along the way.

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Mon 30th January 2017 (1 comment)
We are excited to announce you can now subscribe to the A-Z Animals website to enjoy the website free from all advertising!

We recently updated the A-Z Animals website and many of you will be aware we introduced a new 'Report Ad' feature to enable you to report inappropriate adverts.  Whilst we received a few genuine reports which we acted upon, we also received hundreds of reports from users who used this feature to complain about the general presence of advertising on A-Z-Animals.com.  A-Z Animals is funded entirely through the advertising on our website, we have no alternate sources of income and therefore this advertising is essential to maintain and grow the A-Z-Animals.com website.  It's really quite simple, without this advertising, A-Z-Animals.com would not exist!

Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

Thu 26th January 2017 (0 comments)
It's that time of year again when you can be part of one of the world’s biggest wildlife surveys from the comfort of your own garden, local park or favourite walking spot. It is of course, the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and they want you to be part of it.
 
Great Tit in a suffolk garden
Great Tit in a suffolk garden, Millie Bond, copyright A-Z Animals
Great Tit in a suffolk garden, Millie Bond, copyright A-Z Animals

During the last weekend of January every year, people all over the country are asked to spend just one hour watching birds in their local area and count them. Its as simple as that!

New Primate Species Discovered, The Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon

Wed 11th January 2017 (1 comment)
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, Copyright Sam Turvey
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, Copyright Sam Turvey

Scientists have confirmed that a species of hoolock gibbon that they have been studying for sometime in the forests of south west China is in fact a new species of primate not previously known to science.

Named as the Skywalker hoolock gibbon, these rare and elusive primates have been given the scientific name of Hoolock tianxing which when translated from Chinese characters means "Heaven’s movement". The gibbon has been named as such due to the scientists being fans of the Star Wars films.

The New A-Z Animals Website!

Thu 5th January 2017 (0 comments)
You may have noticed we have updated the A-Z Animals website.

For those of you using computers/laptops, the changes are subtle and you should only notice a cleaner design, and faster loading times. For those of you using mobile devices and tablets, you should notice a huge difference as the A-Z Animals website is now mobile friendly!

Essential Commands: Protect Your Dog Using Positive Reinforcement

Mon 17th October 2016 (2 comments)
This is a guest blog post by Amber Kingsley.

Long gone are the days that the majority people believed that using physical contact or force with an animal is a necessary means associated with training. Teaching a pet appropriate behaviours, even accomplishing some entertaining tricks, is more easily and effectively achieved by using positive reinforcement techniques instead.

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