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THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 1. Humans (After All)
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SHORT VERSION:
Look, we were in the pub, OK?
LONG VERSION:
So what have we learned about animals from this list? We like animals which:
– eat lots of different things (#2 – goat)
– are like big versions of small cute animals (#3 &#8[…]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 2: Goats
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True Story (yeah I know): As a child I went down to my cousins and stayed overnight with an elder and somewhat aggressive child. At one point I was woken in the night by him shining a torch. Apparently I was grumpy as he and his younger brother asked[…]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 3. Capybaras
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There are only two salient facts about the capybara. 1: They are the world’s largest rodent. 2: They look a bit like a giant guinea pig. Actually this second isn’t totally accurate – guinea pigs are furry with tiny legs and capybara[…]

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THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 4. Anteater
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Are there any other animals who are defined solely by their diet? Plenty of creatures eat ants after all – it is the anteater’s m.o. that gives it special claim in this area. (I googled anteaters to write this entry at least half-hoping t[…]

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THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 5: WolsOwls
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The internet is a wonderful thing. Type “Owls” and click “I’m feeling lucky” on Google* and you WILL get Owlpages.com – pretty much everything you need to know about owls. Links to “Owlcams” and lots of[…]

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THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 6: Widgeon
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It sounds like pigeon.
But funnier.
More about the Widgeon.[…]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 7: Pigeon
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Is it all getting a bit parochial around here? As in the excellent video for Midfielding by Midfield General, why should all the big sexy animals get all the screen time. Think about it, we live with pigeons, day-in, day-out and do we give them much […]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 8. Badgers
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The badger is the grumpy symbol of British wildlife, earned through its position as 70s/80s TV staple. The black and white stripes of the woodland monarch remind all true Brits of long hours spent rubbing up next to Terry Nutkins in the dank proving […]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 9. Hedgehogs
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I never really understood the porcine reference in the name as the little beasts have much more of the rodent about them than the darling/delicious pig (and indeed they are closely related to the mole and the shrew – but not the same as porcupi[…]

THE FT TOP 25 ANIMALS – 10. Sharks
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Sharks, like crocodiles, have been around forever. They are the reknowned uber-predator, indeed if they had added sharks to the mix in Aliens vs Predators vs Sharks, the swimming ones would have won*. Sharks used to eat the odd T-Rex for lunch and ar[…]

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