What Animal Is It?

Every so often, we’ll be posting pictures of animals to see if readers can guess what they are before the answer is revealed below. Our first What Animal Is It? is…
White tiger in a zoo

Tiger King: America’s Big Cat Problem

If, like us, you found yourself during lockdown being overwhelmed by day after day of increasingly grim news, you may have found solace in the Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Madness is certainly apt. Every few minutes…

British Wildlife of the Week: Kestrel

When I was young, the first bird of prey that I was able to easily identify was the kestrel. I suspect the same is true of many other people. The kestrel’s silhouette, suspended in the sky as if by wire…
Ground pangolin walking

The Plight of the Pangolin

My favourite animal changes all the time. When I was younger, I cycled through various large, majestic cats such as tigers, jaguars and snow leopards. At one point, I considered the polar bear among my favourites; another time, the hippo.…
Syrian hamster eating broccoli

Five Fun Treats for Your Hamster

Hamsters are undeniably some of the cutest little animals in the world. If you’re anything like me, your heart instantly melted when you first saw your new little fur ball sit up and hold a treat in their little paws.…

The Nature Nook: New Beginnings

In the midst of COVID-19 and the apparent death of the high street, many people have asked us: why a pet shop? There is no simple answer, but this is us – and this is why we here at The…
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