How Many Dog Breeds Are There?

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How many dog breeds are there?

How many dog breeds are there? With over 200 recognised dog breeds in the UK, there’s a perfect match for every home and lifestyle. From the playful Labrador Retriever to the gentle giant Great Dane, dogs come in a kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes, and personalities, each unique in its own way. How Many Dog Breeds… Read more »

How Amazing is the Tortoise?

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How Amazing is the Tortoise? Tortoises are amazing creatures that have walked the earth for over 55 Million years. They have survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and they have extremely long life spans. They are also incredibly resilient, able to survive in harsh conditions! Let’s Celebrate! When we think of the world’s oldest animals,… Read more »

What is the largest rodent?

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The largest rodent on earth is the Capybara, an animal so large it’s quite shocking it even counts as a rodent! Capybaras are very loveable, albeit peculiar, animals with a lot of interesting qualities. One of which is that they are, as i have said already, the largest rodent on earth. They can weigh anywhere… Read more »

What is the smallest mammal?

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The smallest mammal on earth currently known to us is the etruscan shrew. At an average weight of 2.1 grams and an average length of 40mm, the only thing they dwarf is the competition! Etruscan shrews hold the title of smallest mammal currently alive on earth, at least that we know about. They are incredibly… Read more »

Can elephants hear through their feet?

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As bizarre as it may sound, elephants hear through their feet because they can detect low frequency sounds using them! Just like Marvel’s Daredevil but larger and greyer. Elephants are extremely well known and widely beloved animals. Despite this, there’s a lot of interesting facts about elephants that many people don’t know. The focus of… Read more »

How to look after Guinea pigs

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Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are a great pet to have, and excellent for teaching kids compassion for animals: but there are rules to follow! Guinea pigs are a lovely animal that make a great addition to any family. But as with any other animal, there are certain things you must keep in mind when looking after them…. Read more »

Where are bed bugs from?

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Bed bugs are a fairly disgusting household nuisance widely agreed to originate from bats in the Middle East. Pretty much everyone knows what bed bugs are, but not many people know much about them outside of that. They are small insects that feed on blood; they are much like mosquitoes in that regards. However unlike… Read more »

what is the largest ant colony?

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The largest ant colony in the world is the Argentine Ant Supercolony. This spans 3,700 miles and is suspected to contain 307 million ants! Ants are social creatures, living in very large ant colonies that they would surely die without. An average ant colony has around 20,000 to 100,000 ants inside it. But that’s just… Read more »

How high can fleas jump?

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fleas jump

A fleas jump can reach heights of around 60cm and a distance of around 20cm. That is their body length about 100 times upward and 30 times forward. Fleas are a very small and, if we’re totally honest, quite annoying creature. No one enjoys a visit to the vet for some flea spray or tablets,… Read more »

Can pigs sweat?

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Pigs sweat

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘sweating like a pig’, but can pigs sweat? The answer is no, pigs can not sweat! If you’ve ever been hard at work, whether it be on a farm or just exercising, you may have said that you were sweating like a pig. Or, if you’ve been in England for… Read more »