Last updated 16 September 2006: added A selection of animal poems from the Greek Anthology.

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Creatures, science, issues and other stuff

This page is to a certain degree a miscellany of other articles and items that fall outside the category of reptiles, amphibians or mammals, or else are large enough to enclose them all or apply to each equally. It will be added to on a fairly sporadic basis, but hopefully some of the pages held here will provide useful information or interest to some people at least.

Taxonomy and Zoological Classification - an explanation of what all those words like species, genus and order mean.

Notes on the Species Guides on these pages

An Overview of the Birds, Class Aves

A Quick Guide to Bears

A Quick Overview of Cats

Invertebrates - an introduction

The RSPCA - what they don't tell you on Animal Hospital. If you are concerned about the keeping, welfare and husbandry of animals in this country, please read these links. And if you think tortoises are safe in the hands of the RSPCA, read this story...

A Quick Guide to Penguins

Bereavement - when a pet or domestic animal passes away

A selection of animal poems from the Greek Anthology

More pages and links will follow soon....

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