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Dog photographer wins prestigious award

Sophia Hutchinson's Dalmatian picture swept the top spot at the TOG Awards.
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Chatter box Today (20 May) marks the fifth annual World Bee Day, which raises awareness of the importance of bees and pollinators to people and the planet. Observed on the anniversary of pioneering Slovenian beekeeper Anton Jana's birthday, this year's celebration is themed: 'Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems'.

Organisations and people celebrating the day will raise awareness of the accelerated decline in pollinator diversity, and highlight the importance of sustainable beekeeping systems and a wide variety of bees. Slovenia, the initiator of World Bee Day, will be focusing on teaching young people about the significance of pollinators. Chatter box

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Exotic Animal News
Study examines risk factors to tortoises during brumation
Study examines risk factors to tortoises during brumation

Findings highlight importance of monitoring temperature and environment.
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Tunnels and scent trails 'beneficial' to ferret welfare
Tunnels and scent trails 'beneficial' to ferret welfare

Study reveals best and worst types of enrichment keepers can provide.
Last reptile market in the UK loses venue
Last reptile market in the UK loses venue

Animal welfare organisations are celebrating the announcement.
FSA advises reptile owners over salmonella outbreak
FSA advises reptile owners over salmonella outbreak

A product recall has been issued, alongside general vigilance advice.
BVA highlights welfare needs of reptiles
BVA highlights welfare needs of reptiles

The #ThinkTwice campaign asks potential reptile owners to ensure they are prepared.
Goldfish receives rare surgery to save eyesight
Goldfish receives rare surgery to save eyesight

The surgery took place at McDonald Vets in Glasgow.
Exotic pets go under the spotlight at BVNA Congress
Exotic pets go under the spotlight at BVNA Congress

Danielle Beck speaks on the sustainability of keeping reptiles as pets.
Derbyshire practice launches first Reptile Education Week
Derbyshire practice launches first Reptile Education Week

Campaign aims to improve understanding of reptiles' basic needs.
Baby marmoset rescued by RSPCA
Baby marmoset rescued by RSPCA

TikTok the marmoset was found living in terrible conditions in Essex.
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Further avian flu cases confirmed

Three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in recent days, bringing the total number of cases in England to 98.

On Thursday, the APHA confirmed two cases of HPAI H5N1 near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk and Market Weston, West Suffolk. A case H5N1 was also confirmed in poultry at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire.

Protection and surveillance zones are in place around the affected premises. Further details are available at gov.uk

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