The many colours of the Peafowl

There are three species of peafowl in the world. They are the the Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis), the Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) and the Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). This post is all about the most popular of the three, the Indian peafowl.

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Some common UK spiders and how to identify them

The Truth about Spiders in the UK

The UK has over 650 species of spider, and here at PawsForWildlife we think it's about time everyone learned about some of the more common ones. The media reports I have read breed arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and many are misinformed and inaccurate. In many…

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Vicious dogs, their breed or their upbringing?

All dogs need a leader. Fact! No breed is particularly vicious or aggressive, some are more so than others, but it is how they are brought up that counts.


Breeds - First let's look at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffy) and the English…

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Understanding animal nomenclature (a beginners guide)

It took me many years to understand how animals names work, especially the Latin side of it all. But after learning it I realised it's not as complex as I first thought. You may be forgiven for thinking that every animal has a common name, this is not the case. Some animal groups are…

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The 5 saddest animal films...ever!


Please note: Potential spoilers ahead!


1. Marley & Me

Most people who have ever owned a dog, know how they quickly go from pet to family member. This film encapsulates this brilliantly. Starring Owen…

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