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chipmunk in flowers

Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Snowdrops are blooming and chipmunks are once again plundering the bird feeders. Spring has arrived!  The eastern chipmunks hibernate over winter in burrows which can be more than 11 feet in length with several entrances.  Our Mr. Chipmunk has managed to squeeze his suave frame through the top opening of our bird feeder where he

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ferret in grass

Ferret Fun: Should Your Family Buy a Furry Friend?

Most families choose to add a furry friend to their home at some point. It’s no surprise, really. There are a number of benefits to owning a pet, but adopting an animal is also a huge responsibility. If you’ve been thinking about buying a ferret, there are a few things that you need to know

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leopard on a branch

Communicating with Animals

Imagine if we could understand what animals were thinking? What if we could communicate with them, how would that change our world? For many people this idea that humans could communicate with animals is farfetched, but after learning of the amazing story of a leopard named Spirit, more and more people might ponder the thought

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How to Protect Your Farm with Good Bio Security Habits

Bio-security is something every farmer should know about. It doesn’t matter if your “farm” has 4 pet chickens or 400 birds, 50 head of cattle and 6 pigs. Protecting any and all of these creatures from disease is a priority. The key is using common sense and following good bio-security habits. How Disease is Spread

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Where Do The Birds Go?

In late fall, most ducks and geese leave the Kawarthas and “cottage country” and fly south. It’s not the cold, however, that sends them on their way; it’s a lack of food and open water. As long as the birds can get enough to eat, the cold is not a problem. Many waterfowl winter on

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