One hundred posts at MadelineDyer.com

Yes, this post is the 100th post at MadelineDyer.com so today we’re going to take a look back at all that we’ve achieved. A brief history of the site: Ok, so I started this website about 5 years ago (around 2004/5) but it looked completely different then. In fact I first started thinking about making […]

August 13, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Capybaras

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) also called capibara, is the largest living rodent in the world and is fairly closely related to other rodents such as chinichillas, agoutis and guinea pigs. The translation of its scientific name literally means ‘water hog’, whilst its common name means ‘master of the grasses’. Adult Capybaras can reach an outstanding […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Alpacas

The Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos) is actually a domesticated species of the Camel family (camelids) from South America, and not a closely related species to sheep as many people seem to think. They are fairly closely related to llamas and look very similar, although alpacas tend to be smaller. Alpacas were first kept in herds that […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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How Often Should My Horse See A Farrier?

A farrier is someone who is trained in equine hoof care. Their skills are a combination of a blacksmith’s job and veterinary care of the hoof. Some farriers will only cut the hooves, whereas others will fit new shoes to them if this is necessary. Every horse or pony should have their hooves cut, but […]

June 5, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Red Squirrel

The scientific name for the red squirrel is Sciurus Vulgaris. This species, which is native to Britain has since become displaced by the American grey squirrel. The red squirrel, also called the Eurasian Red Squirrel is smaller than the grey and less successful in keeping it’s territory from the invasive grey squirrel. The average length […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Grey Squirrel

The American Grey Squirrel, or Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis)   tree squirrel that is most known for replacing the populations of red squirrels in places such as the UK. The grey squirrel is now the most common tree squirrel in Britain. This squirrel has remarkable adaptation skills and can live in a variety of […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 6 Comments
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The Squirrel Family

The scientific name for the squirrel family is ‘Sciuridae’; this family is made up of medium-sized rodents such as ground squirrels, tree squirrels, marmots, woodchucks flying squirrels and prairie dogs. There are about 280 different species of squirrel, which are split into five sub-families. Did you know that squirrels are closely related to mountain beavers […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Gobi Bear

The Gobi bear, Ursus arctos gobiensis, is one of the rarest if not the rarest sub-species of brown bear. Not much is known about this species due to their excessive low numbers. In fact there are only believed to be 30 Gobi bears left in the wild. These bears are often mixed up with the […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Tibetan Blue Bear (Himalayan Snow Bear)

The Tibetan blue bear is a sub-species of the brown bear. Its scientific name is Ursus arctos pruinosus. This bear, also referred to as the ‘Himalayan Snow Bear’ is often found in the eastern Tibetan plateau. Other names for this bear include:Tibetan brown bear, Himalayan blue bear, Tibetan snow bear and the horse bear, and […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Kamchatka Brown Bear

The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) is also known as the Far Eastern Brown Bear due to the location in which it can be found. These bears can be found native in places such as the Kamchatka Peninsula, Anadyrasky District and Kariginskiy Island amongst other places. The Kamchatka brown bear is closely related to […]

May 31, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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European Brown Bear (Eurasian Brown Bear)

The European brown bear is a sub-species of the brown bear and is thought to be the most common sub-species. It’s scientific name Ursus arctos arctos tells us that it is definitely a sub-species of the brown bear, who’s scientific name is Ursus arctos. It is also commonly known as the Eurasian brown bear as […]

May 31, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 5 Comments
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Brown Panda Bear

Brown Panda bears are extremely rare. To my knowledge there have only ever been 5 recorded in history and they have been described as brown giant panda bears. The first brown panda was discovered in 1985. I believe that brown giant panda bears are not a sub-species of the giant panda or a separate species […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Extinct Bears: Dwarf Panda

The dwarf panda or Ailuropoda minor as it is scientifically known is a dwarf species of panda bear. This panda is thought to have lived in China about two million years ago. The dwarf panda was about half the size of today’s giant panda, being about 3 feet long at most; giant pandas can be […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Qinling Panda

The Qinling panda bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis) is one of two sub-species to the giant panda bear. It was the first giant panda sub-species to be identified and was named in 2005. So far the Qinling Panda has only been found in the Qinling mountains. There are estimated to be only 200-300 individuals of the […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Giant Panda Bear

The giant panda bear is one of the few bears, along with other panda species that does not belong to the Ursus (Bear) family. Instead they belongs to the Ailurpoda family, with the exception of the Red Panda, which belongs to Ailuridae; yet are classified as bears. The bear that is closest related to the […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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