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Yes, that’s right, the third worldwide birth of a panda cub this year makes it official - it’s a panda baby boom! A rare event for the endangered species, as a healthy male cub was born in a Belgian zoo at the beginning of this month. So rare in fact that there are only 2000 giant pandas left in the wild - I have just been itching to share the news…

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Teaching kids to care for animals

Learning to care for animals provides an invaluable experience for your child; it helps them to build empathy, they learn about responsibility, and how to gain trust and build relationships.

Monday, 27 June 2016

7 New Peacock Spider Species

They're fuzzy and furry, colourful and rhythmic, super tiny but super noticeable… meet my loveable friends - the Peacock Spiders. If you do have a spider phobia then perhaps these are the kind that could convert you!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

ORGANISING A KIDS PARTY

When you are organising a kids party there are a million things to consider. Smart Hospitality Products can help you to source all of the products that you require for the big day, specialising in products and services for the hospitality trade they have a lot of cross-over products to make your party a real success.

Halloween is fast becoming a favourite holiday here in the UK, with many of us throwing parties, dressing up, playing games and enjoying delicious sweets and treats. It is also a holiday with lots of creepy wildlife associated with it; from toads, to bats, owls and spiders... but just how creepy are they?

The Northern White Rhino is nearing extinction after two males died at the tail end of last year - leaving just one elderly male, known as Sudan. The beautiful Sudan is protected 24 hours a day by armed guards and has been stripped of his horn to make him less attractive to poachers.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The art of camouflage

Different kinds of animals use different kinds of biology to change their colouration: in some cases it is gradual and in keeping with the seasons, whilst other animals have evolved to change their colour in a split second and without a moment's hesitation. I find this absolutely fascinating and often marvel at the art of what is essentially camouflage.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Fun Animal Facts for Kids

So, parents, time to get a wee bit cosy with the little ones, snuggle up, charge up the laptop and have a read of this! Whether you're 50 or 5, I'm sure there's a fun fact or two here that you weren't familiar with... so, sit back and sit tight - you'll be surprised at what you may learn!

Being a Shrewsbury lad born and bred, and a lover of animals, I would be lying if I said I wasn't totally in awe and inspired by the work of the great Charles Darwin! I often find myself pondering the processes of evolution and how it is truly a natural and wonderful thing.

Traditionally, when people think of pet animals, they somewhat stereotypically imagine cats, dogs, rabbits or even pet birds, but there are also a variety of exotic animals that can make for rewarding, companions.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Is Spider Phobia Justified?

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, is the most common fears in humansanimal related phobias. Fortunately, I don't fall into that category and am blessed to be able appreciate their beauty.

There are some strange and bizarre endangered animal species throughout the world – some of which I have had the privilege of meeting, but for many they remain unknown and a mystery. Here is a short account of some of the amazing species we share our planet with: