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Dolphin appears to be communicating with porpoises - study

Solitary dolphin recorded making similar sounds to local porpoises
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Chatter box Animal lovers are being urged to nominate their pet heroes for the Blue Cross Medal 2019.

Celebrating inspirational pets for almost 80 years, the Award is open to pets that have done something brave, life-changing partnerships, assistance animals and serving or working animals.

To find out more about the awards and to nominate a pet, visit www.bluecross.org.uk/medal. The closing date for entries is 15 February 2019.  Chatter box

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Exotic Animal News
Cockatoos can create tools of different lengths
Cockatoos can create tools of different lengths

Researchers assess birds’ tool-making behaviour
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New test for early TB identification in zoo animals
New test for early TB identification in zoo animals

Actiphage method detects mycobacteria before clinical symptoms emerge
Government urged to ‘give snakes some space’
Government urged to ‘give snakes some space’

Vets call on Defra to reinstate rule on minimum housing requirements
Deadly fungus could spread to UK newts, scientists say
Deadly fungus could spread to UK newts, scientists say

Bsal ‘impossible to stop’ once in a wild population
Exotics officer receives Animal Hero Award
Exotics officer receives Animal Hero Award

Phil Hamilton honoured for changing the lives of reptiles
Fresh insights into guinea pig social behaviour
Fresh insights into guinea pig social behaviour

Females risk confrontation outside of fertile periods
Public urged not to buy exotics online
Public urged not to buy exotics online

Pair of sugar gliders found abandoned in London
Boehringer Ingelheim expands Metacam to guinea pigs
Boehringer Ingelheim expands Metacam to guinea pigs

Product is first in the EU for the relief of post-surgical pain
New Caudata rules set to come into force in July
New Caudata rules set to come into force in July

Rules to prevent spread of deadly fungus amongst newts and salamanders
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Northampton graduate wins industry award

A graphic communications graduate from the University of Northampton has won an industry award for her campaign to persuade people to choose a rescue dog over a puppy.

Taylar Wong received a YCN Student Award for her concept, which likened a rescue dog’s stay at the Dogs Trust to a time at University. Injecting some fun into the adoption process, Taylor produced images of cute dogs wearing mortarboards for use on social media and physical advertising.


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