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5 Fun Animal Facts of the Week! #3

November 27th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

Fun Fact Friday from Zoo 4 You!     1.) The Hognose Snake * Named after it’s cute upturned nose like a pig This very small snake makes up for its size by having some rather mighty qualities. The hognose snake has a *mild venom that it would use to subdue it’s prey. More interestingly, in order to keep any possible predators at bay, this snake has the ability to act like much more threatening snakes. The hognose is able to puff out it’s hooded neck and hiss in order […]

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Fun Facts of the Week! #2

November 21st, 2014 | dec | Tags:

Fun Fact Friday From Zoo 4 You!   1.) Barn Owls have the most incredible hearing! Their face is slightly disc shaped allowing the sound to be amplified and reflected. Their ears are also at different heights enabling them to detect the direction of sound much more effectively than we can. Bella the Barn owl is our Zoo 4 You animal of the week!                       2.) The platypus is a monotreme – meaning that it is a mammal that lays eggs. The only […]

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Fun Facts of the Week! #1

November 14th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

Fun Fact Friday from Zoo 4 You!   1.) A Chinchilla has incredibly dense fur to keep them warm. Chinchillas have between 50 –  80 hairs growing from one follicle in comparison to humans that have between 2 and 3. Cheeky the Chinchilla is our Zoo 4 You animal of the week! 2.) A Blue Whale’s exhale is so powerful that it can reach to more than 20 feet. Blue whales would be able to blow up 2000 balloons with one breath!   3.) Agoutis are the only known creature in the Amazon that […]

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Health Benefits of Handling Animals for the Elderly

October 7th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

Animal Therapy   Stimulation for the elderly is so incredibly important, especially for those in homes. Animals are a great way to stimulate individuals emotionally and physically whilst also bringing back fond memories of family pets. Tower Hamlets have now implemented a clinical scheme designed to improve the general health of their elderly residents through animal therapy which is fantastic. To read more, go to;  http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2014/oct/07/animal-handling-sessions-reduce-isolation-older-people

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Birthday Party Ideas From Zoo 4 You

September 9th, 2014 | dec | Tags: , , ,

Happy Birthday to you!   Now I understand that for many, organising a child’s birthday party can be a difficult task. Coming up with the perfect party idea and deciding what to do can be a challenge. Trying to figure out how to make a child’s party original, fun and suitable for all, whilst also keeping the party cost efficient and easy to organise around an already busy schedule, just how? Well here at Zoo 4 You, we aim to achieve all of those birthday party hurdles with very little […]

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Can We Talk To The Animals? Animal Communication

September 3rd, 2014 | dec | Tags: , , ,

So for most of us pet owners, we feel as though our pets understand us and that we understand them. For example, when I am talking to my dog happy and excited to see him, he seems to give me the same kind of attention back, wagging his tail and rubbing his head on me for attention. Although, to what extent does he actually understand the content of what I am saying, is he understanding me when I am telling him how happy I am to see him or is […]

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We’re Moving! Part 1…

August 28th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

  So, as some of you loyal Zoo 4 You followers may be aware, we are currently in the process of relocating our business premises. We are currently based in Braintree in Essex and we will be moving just outside of Stansted. This is great news for our clients who live in and around London as it means our travel costs will be greatly reduced to your areas, and our local clients should not be greatly effected either. We have a fantastic new property  with an enormous amount of land […]

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Snails, Pets or Pests?

July 17th, 2014 | dec | Tags: , , ,

At Zoo 4 You, one of our main goals is to educate people about responsible keeping of animals, especially exotic breeds. A recent article published by the BBC could not have reiterated this goal to us more. This article describes how someone attempted to take over 60 Giant African Land Snails (GALS) into America illegally. For years now there have been complaints in the USA of Giant African Land Snails being introduced into the wild, invading the land, ruining crops and spreading disease which has therefore led to the ban of […]

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Top 10 Crazy Animal Defence Mechanisms Continued…

June 26th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

5. The Opossum Yet another unusual defence mechanism! This strange marsupial’s defence is to play dead when in a fear inducing situation. When faced with a threat the opossum goes into a coma-like state, it produces a green looking mucus and also emits the odour of a rotting carcass! This makes them very unappetising to a possible predator! They have the ability to stay in this state for up to a number of hours, the only downside is that they are not in control of this “playing dead” and it […]

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Top 10 Crazy Animal Defence Mechanisms!

June 23rd, 2014 | dec | Tags:

Here at Zoo 4 You, we have some unusual animals that have equally unusual defence mechanisms. Sydney the Skunk would use his scent glands, Mr Pricklesworth the African Pygmy Hedgehog has his spiky quills, the Hermit Crabs have their shells,  and this got us thinking, what other mechanisms do animals use in the wild to protect themselves from predators? So here it is, our Zoo 4 You top 10 weird and wonderful animal defence mechanisms! 10. The Turkey Vulture In the wild the Turkey Vulture does not face many predators […]

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