OCT

16


THE PET GUIDE: LET’S TALK ABOUT RATS!

By Josh

From my experience with rats there are two quite extreme reactions to them, kind of like marmite. People either love them or hate them. Those who love them find it is normally due to having experience with them as pets. Those who have a dislike for them, base their opinion on those from the...
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JUN

02


OUR ENCLOSURES #1 AUSTRALIAN WHITES TREE FROG

By Cailin

When arriving at sessions sometimes people are concerned that the travel cases our animals arrive in are their permanent homes, we are always happy to reassure people that this is certainly far from the truth! Our animals must travel in suitable travel cases for their size; this keeps them safe...
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MAY

30


THE PET GUIDE – OWNING THE SOFTEST SPECIES IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

By Cailin

“Is that a rabbit?” A common question I’m met with when I arrive with my small ball of fluff, otherwise known as a chinchilla. Despite a few physical similarities these two species are worlds apart. Their gorgeous faces and incredibly soft coats lead many people to the next question “Are they...
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MAY

26


ENDANGERED ANIMALS ON OUR DOORSTEPS #2 TARANTULAS

By Cailin

  Welcome back! We are switching things up this week, jumping from reptile to invertebrate. If you were surprised at how many snakes were listed as endangered without knowing then I’m sure you’ll be even more shocked to learn about endangered tarantulas. Yes, I said it, Tarantulas. Belonging...
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MAY

23


THE PET GUIDE- CRESTED GECKO VS LEOPARD GECKO

By Cailin

Lizards! An animal that excites many, they appear all over the world in an array of colours and bring the upmost amount of joy out of people with their strong personalities. It’s not surprising at all that they’ve become such a popular pet, I’d certainly be lost without mine! But with so many...
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MAY

19


ENDANGERED ANIMALS ON OUR DOORSTEPS #1 SNAKES

By Cailin

Up to 2,000 species become extinct every single year, such a high number with not enough being done to decrease it. This begs me to ask the question that if these animals were on our doorsteps, would we be doing more? I can’t help but think if dogs started heading to extinction we would stop at...
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MAY

16


WELCOME BACK- AN INTRODUCTION TO ME

By Cailin

Hello everyone and welcome to the first blog of 2019, we apologise for the slight delay in recent blog entries we are vastly expanding as a company which pulled us away from the social media side of things for a short period of time however we are now back and will be bringing you more content...
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MAR

15


THE BENEFITS OF ANIMAL THERAPY IN SCHOOLS

By AddPeople

  More than 1/6th of young people are identified as having Special Education Needs (SEN). One in eight children assessed in 2017 were identified with at least one mental disorder. Educators continue to research new ways of assisting these children and one method that’s piqued the interest of...
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NOV

04


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

By Josh

Introduction As a way for you to understand us some more, here are some of the questions our experts are frequently asked during sessions. We hope you find them as delightful as we do, as well as hope that we have provided the answers you are looking for. If you do have any further questions, do...
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OCT

08


THE PET GUIDE: ADOPT OR BUY

By Josh

Introduction: One of the common questions I get asked in regards to the animals, is about where they initially came from. Were they bought from the pet shop? Were they re-homed/adopted? Or my favourite, did I capture them from the wild myself? First things first, none of our animals here at...
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OCT

02


THE PET GUIDE

By Josh

Introduction: Welcome back! One thing as a pet owner that has occurred to me, is that when it comes to looking into owning a new pet, the whole research side to things can be a tad bit daunting. There are two very drastic sides to the spectrum. On the one side, you have the people who say “yes,...
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SEP

25


MY 35 ANIMALS AND ME (PART 2)

By Aimee

The Job There are three main sessions that I work on. Schools, Care homes and Parties, providing education, therapy and some plain old fashioned fun. The day starts with me choosing the appropriate animals. This does have to take some careful consideration, as although I do try to bring what...
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SEP

18


MY 35 ANIMALS AND ME (PART 1)

By Aimee

  Ever since I was a little girl I have been an animal lover. Growing up I always jumped at the opportunity to do something involving animals, and now I am living the dream. When I tell people that I have thirty-five animals the look on their faces is always priceless, with the first...
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SEP

12


WE’RE BACK – AN INTRODUCTION TO ME

By Aimee

  Hello everyone, and welcome to Wild Science. Let me apologise for the delay in blog entries, we have been growing as a business, becoming the no.1 provider in quality might I add, and now it’s time to get back on the horse and keep everything up to date.   Now let me introduce myself, our...
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AUG

23


MORE REGULATION FOR MOBILE ZOOS

By Josh

  Wild Science appearance on the Victoria Derbyshire show which aired on BBC2 The owner of Wild Science, Joshua Jameson is discussing the need for more regulation of the ‘animal experience/mobile zoo’ industry and reveals what we do to keep our animals safe and secure. We only use animals...
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JUL

27


CLOSER TO NATURE: WHY HUMANS LOVE ANIMALS SO MUCH

By Addpeople

We love being closer to nature. It seems almost everyone loves animals, but it is not at all obvious why. Pets, for example, can cost a lot of money. They need feeding, cleaning, vaccinations, and supervision. Yet this is not a chore to millions of pet owners, it is a pleasure. In fact, in the...
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JUN

23


PETS AS THERAPY: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Addpeople

  Animals have been bringing smiles to our faces for years, but that’s just scratching the surface of what they’re capable of. Animal-assisted therapy (often shortened to AAT) has solidified itself as a genuine form of therapy and has improved the lives of thousands of people all over the...
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FEB

12


THE BENEFITS OF ANIMAL WORKSHOPS

By Addpeople

Animal workshops have so many benefits for those that take part in them – whatever age and wherever they are! From the educational to the social benefits, we take a look at just how animal workshops can make a difference to people…
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JAN

19


HOW TO MAKE LEARNING BIOLOGY FUN FOR KIDS

By Addpeople

Getting young children engaged in class can sometimes be a challenge, and there’s no denying that science can sometimes have a bad rep for being complex and confusing in the eyes of schoolchildren – but it needn’t be that way. As the study of life and living things, biology is a subject that...
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DEC

01


ANIMALS FOR CHRISTMAS

By Josh

We know the phrase, “a puppy/kitten is for life, not for Christmas” but still hundreds are received as gifts every year and many are taken to shelters or worse, abandoned.  What can we do to help these little guys? Christmas is a very special time of year for everyone. For a lot of people it...
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NOV

27


I'M AN ANIMAL GET ME OUT OF HERE!

By Josh

Trophy hunting sent us in hysterics but when it is for our own entertainment we turn a blind eye. What does this say about us as a nation of animal lovers? I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is a show I was obsessed with when it first started back in 2002 (being 14 at the time) but in the...
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NOV

24


ANIMAL THERAPY - DOES IT WORK?

By Josh

Animal therapy is the use of animals as a means of therapeutic relief for a group of individuals. Animal programmes such as this are by no means a modern concept, having even known to have dated back to the 17th century, whereby horseback riding was used as a remedy for neurological disorders and...
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NOV

22


CHRISTMAS STORY SHOW 2016

By Josh

The team at Wild Science® is very excited to bring to you our brand new Christmas Story Show ‘The Christmas Mystery’ with a wide range of cute and exotic animals for children to explore. The Animals awake, it’s Christmas morning, and they all have one thing on their mind…. they rush to the...
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NOV

13


#6 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

Welcome back to Pokemon vs Real Animals. Last time we looked at Beedrill and compared him to everyone’s favourite and friendliest insect, the wasp. This week I have chosen Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. Each person in the world playing Pokemon Go will tell you that in their area they have a...
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NOV

09


Hedgehogs and Bonfires

By Josh

Within the month of November 1605, 36 barrels of gunpowder were smuggled into the House of Lords in an attempt to blow up the British parliament. This terrorist attack, brought along by King Charles’ apparent discrimination of the Roman Catholic faith, was led by a man named Robert Catesby and...
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OCT

22


Top 5 Animals in the Movies #3

By Josh

Welcome Wild Scientists. Last time we voted for James and the Giant peach at number 4, I absolutely loved writing about all the amazing invertebrates used in that movie and I hope you enjoyed reading. We had a really difficult choice for number 3. I was trying to choose the ultimate man’s best...
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OCT

05


#5 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

  Welcome back to Pokémon vs Real Animals. I got the idea for this week’s Pokémon while I was sitting in my garden watching the bee’s hard at work on the flowers and I thought to myself, there are no bee Pokémon BUT there is a wasp and thought EVEN BETTER. Wasp type Pokémon.  In my family and...
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SEP

15


Top 5 Animals in the Movies #4

By Josh

  WELCOME BACK! Last week’s Animals In The Movies was Ratatouille at number 5, no shame in being at the bottom as it is still a fantastic film. This week we look at number 4. This is one of my personal favourites and if I had my way it would be at number 1. Number 4 is… James and the Giant...
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SEP

11


Wild Science Favourites

By Josh

Welcome to Wild Science’s favourite animals, we spend a lot of time talking about other animals on our pages but what about talking about some of our own?! As an Expert at Wild Science® we spend a large majority of our time working with a variety of different animals, moving around from nurseries...
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AUG

31


#4 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

  Welcome back to Pokemon vs Real Animals! I am very excited about this article today as its on one of the most amazing and graceful animals on the planet, the snake. I love how Satoshi Tajiri (creator of Pokémon) has been extremely creative with these two species of Pokemon, just goes to show...
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AUG

27


Top 5 Animals in the Movies #5

By Josh

As some of you movie lovers out there may know a movie can make or break an actor and I can name SO many films that should never have been shown on the big screen.  The same goes for our amazing animal kingdom, films can give the most wonderful of animals the worst reputation in the world and of...
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AUG

24


Bee Smart

By Josh

  A large number of arguments in a car is a couple fighting over which direction to go, so they invented the sat nav. Extremely useful as I myself have to use one every single day and have only been lost once or twice. Reading through my daily dose of wildlife I came across a very interesting...
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AUG

20


#3 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

  My next Pokémon to compare are the evolutions of Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard. At first glance these three Pokémon look just like dinosaurs, and there are so many reptiles out there that look like they should belong in Jurassic Park so I decided to take a closer look at their names...
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AUG

18


Mother's Milk

By Josh

  Cockroaches I can proudly say are a huge passion of mine for so many different reasons. Whether its because of their adaptations, their incredible survival skills or their importance to the eco system there is just so much to learn about this amazing insect. So you can imagine when I came...
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AUG

14


Wild Science Celebrates World Lizard Day

By Josh

  Today, Wild Science is celebrating World Lizard Day. From the largest to the smallest we love them all. The largest lizard in the world weighs around 300 pounds and will reach a size of 10 feet in length is the Komodo Dragon.  They are efficient hunters.  They have great eye sight and...
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AUG

13


#2 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

  Ok, do I REALLY need to say it?! A Caterpillar, a Cocoon and a Butterfly? Want to catch them all? Put down the IPhone and IPad and look in your very own garden. The UK has some of the most beautiful species of butterfly. Caterpie is named after an actual species of caterpillar called the...
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AUG

07


Wild Science Celebrates National Moth Week

By Josh

  Wild Science would like to shout huge congratulations to one of nature’s most loved nocturnal animal, the humble but beautiful moth. This week scientists celebrate the beauty of this amazing insect while encouraging people all around the world to take part and join them as well. Do you know...
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JUL

25


#1 Pokemon vs Real Animals

By Josh

Now I will admit, I am a classic 90’s child. Every Saturday, I would get up, go downstairs and switch straight to SMTV Live and watch shows from power rangers to Pokémon. To start off, I was insanely excited about the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokémon go! I mean, who didn’t dream of being a...
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JUN

06


An Inky Tale

By AddPeople

It’s no secret today that our beloved hedgehogs in the UK are drastically declining in numbers due to habitat destruction, parasites and crossing roads. These gorgeous nocturnal animals have shown to be in rapid decline. Scientist at Nottingham University has developed a genius and accurate...
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JUN

03


Wild Science Celebrates World Snake Day!!

By AddPeople

For an animal that has developed such a bad reputation over the years, I for one could not be happier that it has its very own day to celebrate! These slithery reptiles are one of the oldest mycological creatures on the planet and still continue to astound and amaze us, I can give several...
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