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Guinea Pigs are being mistreated

Guinea Pigs are being mistreated

Pet shops in the UK are mistreating guinea pigs by not giving them suitable conditions to live in

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Crufts 2017

Crufts 2017

Crufts is the world’s biggest dog show for people who have qualified to compete

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Can animals calm your stress?

Can animals calm your stress?

Can animals calm your stress? Well, the answer is, in all probability, yes. Your pets can be the best solution to your stress although being around wild animals is obviously less soothing! Whilst a lion brings stress and worry, your pet can calm you down. How? Well, your pets can all, in some way, tell if […]

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Killer Crocs in Florida swamps

Killer Crocs in Florida swamps

Man-eating Nile crocodiles have been seen roaming in the swamps of Florida. Many other species of crocodile attack people when threatened or disturbed but Nile crocodiles actually prey on humans! In Africa, it’s estimated that this species of crocodile is responsible for over 200 deaths each year and now they have been seen in Florida. […]

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Our favourite pets

Our favourite pets

    The UK is a nation full of pet lovers. In this article, Laura, a Year 6 at Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, takes a look at our favourites. As usual, Laura has included facts that may surprise you! Fish There are 40 million fish in the UK. Fish have a spinal cord which is surrounded […]

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Amazing Animal Friendships

Amazing Animal Friendships

From their tremendous size or unique shapes, across the world some very different animals are bonding with ease and are applying that loving feeling. Let’s take a look at some:   With their very contrasting sizes, a black lab and an African elephant don’t sound or even look like they would get along very well. […]

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Abandoned dog only responds to commands in a French accent

Abandoned dog only responds to commands in a French accent

Archie, a cute 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier, is a resident of a home for abandoned dogs in west London. At the weekends, nursery school teacher Marie-Hélène Léoni calls at the centre to collect Archie and take him for a walk. Now, as you might guess, Marie-Hélène is French; her English has a very strong accent […]

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Dogs help asthma sufferers!

Dogs help asthma sufferers!

Have you ever had a dog at home? Well if you have, scientists have new research that suggests having a dog reduces the risk of children getting asthma by 15%. At the Uppsala University in Sweden researchers also say being close to farm animals can reduce asthma by up to a massive 50%. Their findings […]

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Crufts Dog Poisoning

Crufts Dog Poisoning

Crufts is the world’s largest dog show, it holds many shows every year. This year a competitor’s dog was poisoned and it has been unfortunately killed. An Irish setter named Jagger has sadly died after competing in the Crufts event in Birmingham. The dog had eaten beef which had been poisoned. Later, after analysing the […]

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Rabbits – are they the perfect pet?

Rabbits – are they the perfect pet?

If you are interested in having a pet but unsure which animal to choose then why not consider buying a cuddly and cute rabbit? They are very popular in the UK, where there are around 1.7 million of them. The RSPCA is keen to emphasise that caring for a rabbit is great fun and very […]

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