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Acanthuridae is the family of surgeonfishes, tangs, and unicornfishes.
Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe.
The Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a species of South American camelid, similar to, and often confused with the llama.
Amazon parrot is the common name for a parrot of the genus Amazona.
Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae.
Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.
Animal fancy is a hobby involving the appreciation, promotion, or breeding of pet or domestic animals.
Animal hoarding is keeping a higher-than-usual number of animals as domestic pets without ability to properly house or care for them, while at the same time denying this inability.
The death of a pet or an animal to which one has become emotionally bonded can be an intense loss, comparable with the death of a human loved one, or even greater depending on the individual.
Animal protectionism is a position within animal rights theory that favors incremental change in pursuit of non-human animal interests.
Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study.
Animal welfare is the well-being of animals.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment.
Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.
Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua (meaning "worm tongue") commonly known for eating ants and termites.
Anthrozoology (also known as human–non-human-animal studies, or HAS) is the subset of ethnobiology that deals with interactions between humans and other animals.
An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which aquatic plants or animals are kept and displayed.
The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
An arthropod (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint" and πούς pous, "foot") is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages.
Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.
The axolotl (from āxōlōtl) also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander.
Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter.
Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines.
The ball python (Python regius), also known as the royal python,Mehrtens JM.
A barb is one of various ray-finned fish species in a non-phylogenetic group, with members in the family Cyprinidae, and especially the genera Barbus and Puntius, but many others also.
Barbus is a genus of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae.
Betta, is a large genus of small, often colorful, freshwater ray-finned fishes, known as "bettas", in the gourami family (Osphronemidae).
The binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as bearcat, is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia.
Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
A bird of prey, predatory bird, or raptor is any of several species of bird that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals.
Bison are large, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae.
Blenny (from the Greek ἡ βλέννα and τό βλέννος, mucus, slime) is a common name for a type of fish.
Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family (Scincidae).
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO).
The bourgeoisie is a polysemous French term that can mean.
The biological subfamily Bovinae includes a diverse group of 10 genera of medium to large-sized ungulates, including domestic cattle, bison, African buffalo, the water buffalo, the yak, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes.
A breed registry, also known as a herdbook, studbook or register, in animal husbandry and the hobby of animal fancy, is an official list of animals within a specific breed whose parents are known.
Breed-specific legislation is a law passed by a legislative body pertaining to a specific breed or breeds of domesticated animals.
A breeder is a person who selectively breeds carefully selected mates, normally of the same breed to sexually reproduce offspring with specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics.
The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), also known as the common parakeet or shell parakeet and usually informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman.
The butterflyfish are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae; the bannerfish and coralfish are also included in this group.
The cacomistle, Bassariscus sumichrasti, is a nocturnal, arboreal and omnivorous member of the carnivoran family Procyonidae.
A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back.
Canid hybrids are the result of interbreeding between different species of the canine (dog) family (genus Canis).
The biological family Canidae (from Latin, canis, “dog”) is a lineage of carnivorans that includes domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, dingoes, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals.
Animals that are held by humans and prevented from escaping are said to be in captivity.
The capuchin monkeys are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae.
The Caribbean hermit crab, Coenobita clypeatus, also known as the soldier crab, the West Atlantic crab, the tree crab, and the purple pincher (due to the distinctive purple claw), is a species of land hermit crab native to the west Atlantic, Bahamas, Belize, southern Florida, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands, and the West Indies.
The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal anole lizard native to the southeastern United States (west to Texas) and introduced elsewhere.
The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.
Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).
Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.
Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, "hundred", and pes, pedis, "foot") are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes Millipedes and other multi-legged creatures.
Chia Pets are American styled terracotta figurines.
The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl.
Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty.
A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children and adolescents.
The taxonomical genus Pan (often referred to as chimpanzees or chimps) consists of two extant species: the common chimpanzee and the bonobo.
Chinchillas are either of two species of crepuscular rodents of the parvorder Caviomorpha.
Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae.
Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground.
Chromis is a genus of fish in the family Pomacentridae.
Cichlids are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes.
A civet is a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, especially the tropical forests.
The coati, genera Nasua and Nasuella, also known as the coatimundi, is a member of the raccoon family (Procyonidae), a diurnal mammal native to South America, Central America, and south-western North America.
Cobitidae, also known as the True loaches, is a family of Old World freshwater fish.
The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), is a bird that is a member of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia.
A cockatoo is a parrot that is any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea.
Pigeons and doves constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species.
The common degu (Octodon degus) is a small caviomorph rodent endemic to the Chilean matorral ecoregion of central Chile.
The leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) is a cathemeral, ground-dwelling lizard naturally found in the highlands of Asia and throughout Afghanistan, to parts of northern India.
A companion parrot is a parrot kept as a pet that interacts abundantly with their human counterpart.
A condominium, often shortened to condo, is a type of real estate divided into several units that are each separately owned, surrounded by common areas jointly owned.
A conformation show, also referred to as a breed show, is a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed's individual breed standard.
The corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) is a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction.
Corydoras is a genus of freshwater catfish in the family Callichthyidae and subfamily Corydoradinae.
A coydog (sometimes called dogote) is a canid hybrid resulting from a mating between a coyote and a dog.
Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (abdomen) (translit.
A Crow is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly is a synonym for all of Corvus.
Dander is material shed from the body of humans and various animals that have fur, hair, or feathers.
Daniel Halper is an American political writer.
Danio is a genus of small freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae found in South and Southeast Asia, commonly kept in aquaria.
Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.
A digital pet (also known as a virtual pet, artificial pet, or pet-raising simulation) is a type of artificial human companion.
The dingo (Canis familiaris or Canis familiaris dingo or Canis lupus dingo or Canis dingo) is a type of feral dog native to Australia.
Symphysodon, colloquially known as discus, is a genus of cichlids native to the Amazon river basin in South America.
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.
The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.
A dog bite is a bite inflicted upon a person or another animal by a dog.
Dog grooming refers to both the hygienic care and cleaning of a dog, as well as a process by which a dog's physical appearance is enhanced for showing or other types of competition.
The domestic canary, often simply known as the canary (Serinus canaria forma domestica), is a domesticated form of the wild canary, a small songbird in the finch family originating from the Macaronesian Islands (The Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands).
Domestic ducks are ducks that are raised for meat, eggs and down.
The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or only Sus domesticus), often called swine, hog, or simply pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs, is a large, even-toed ungulate.
A domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus forma domesticus), more commonly known as a pet rabbit, a bunny, or a bunny rabbit is any of the domesticated varieties of the European rabbit species.
The domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo domesticus) is a large fowl, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.
The domestic yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.
The most common species of domesticated hedgehog is the white-bellied or four-toed hedgehog or called African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris).
The domesticated red fox, domesticated silver fox or just simply domesticated fox (Vulpes vulpes forma amicus) is a form of the wild red fox (Vulpes vulpes) which has been domesticated to an extent, under laboratory conditions.
Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secure a more predictable supply of resources from that second group.
The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus) is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae.
A dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae (this family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by different taxonomists).
A duiker is a small to medium-sized brown in colour antelope native to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.
The environmental impact of meat production varies because of the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world.
Equus is a genus of mammals in the family Equidae, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras.
An estate, in common law, is the net worth of a person at any point in time alive or dead.
An ethicist is one whose judgment on ethics and ethical codes has come to be trusted by a specific community, and (importantly) is expressed in some way that makes it possible for others to mimic or approximate that judgment.
An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet, or an animal kept within human households which is generally thought of as a wild species not typically kept as a pet.
Falling is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide and is a major cause of personal injury, especially for the elderly.
The fallow deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae.
A fancy mouse (“fancy” means “hobby” in this context) is a domesticated form of the house mouse (Mus musculus), usually bred as a pet; a type of pocket pet.
The fancy rat is the most common breed of domesticated or pet rat (Rattus norvegicus).
Feathers are epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and other, extinct species' of dinosaurs.
A felid hybrid is any of a number of hybrid between various species of the cat family, Felidae.
The biological family Felidae is a lineage of carnivorans colloquially referred to as cats.
The Felinae are a subfamily of the family Felidae that includes the genera and species presented below.
The fennec fox or fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, South West Israel (Arava desert) Encyclopedia of Zoology, Ynet and the Arabian desert.
The ferret (Mustela putorius furo) is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.
The true finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Fringillidae.
Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.
Fowl are birds belonging to one of two biological orders, namely the gamefowl or landfowl (Galliformes) and the waterfowl (Anseriformes).
Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater.
A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek ἀν-, without + οὐρά, tail).
Fur is the hair covering of non-human mammals, particularly those mammals with extensive body hair that is soft and thick.
Gary Lawrence Francione (born May 1954) is an American legal scholar.
A genet (pronounced or) is a member of the genus Genetta, which consists of 14 to 17 species of small African carnivorans.
A gerbil is a small mammal of the subfamily Gerbillinae in the order Rodentia.
There are many different types of gliding possum, sometimes referred to as flying phalangers, or simply as gliders: Australian gliders.
The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.
Gobies are fishes of the family Gobiidae, one of the largest fish families comprising more than 2,000 species in more than 200 genera.
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes.
Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae.
Gouramis, or gouramies, are a group of freshwater anabantiform fishes that comprise the family Osphronemidae.
The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), or grey fox, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae, widespread throughout North America and Central America.
The green iguana (Iguana iguana), also known as the American iguana, is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana.
A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.
The grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Congo grey parrot or African grey parrot, is an Old World parrot in the family Psittacidae.
The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.
The guenons are the genus Cercopithecus of Old World monkeys.
Guide dogs (also known as service animals, assistance animals or colloquially as seeing eye dogs), are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles.
The guinea pig or domestic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), also known as cavy or domestic cavy, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.
The guppy (Poecilia reticulata), also known as millionfish and rainbow fish, is one of the world's most widely distributed tropical fish, and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species.
Hamsters are rodents (order Rodentia) belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains about 25 species classified in six or seven genera.
Sir Henry Raeburn (4 March 1756 – 8 July 1823) was a British portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland.
Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea.
The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''.
A houseplant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person, or people, or a pet in an emotional way.
Iguana is a genus of herbivorous lizards that are native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Il Messaggero is an Italian newspaper based in Rome, Italy.
Industrialisation or industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial society, involving the extensive re-organisation of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing.
Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights, and obligations upon the death of an individual.
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways to include the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving.
Jacques Joseph Tissot (15 October 1836 – 8 August 1902), Anglicized as James Tissot, was a French painter and illustrator.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (4 April 1732 (birth/baptism certificate) – 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism.
A kennel club (known as a kennel council or canine council in some countries) is an organization for canine affairs that concerns itself with the breeding, showing and promotion of more than one breed of dog.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
Kingsnakes are colubrid New World constrictors, members of the genus Lampropeltis, which include milk snakes and four other species.
The kinkajou (Potos flavus) is a rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle.
The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia.
or more specifically, are colored varieties of Amur carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.
The leaf muntjac, leaf deer or Putao muntjac (Muntiacus putaoensis) is a small species of muntjac.
A lease is a contractual arrangement calling for the lessee (user) to pay the lessor (owner) for use of an asset.
Legal custody is a legal term in England and Wales.
Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar.
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.
Lilium longiflorum (Japanese: テッポウユリ, Teppōyuri), often called the Easter lily, is a plant endemic to both Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands (Japan).
The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the cat family (Felidae).
Live-bearing aquarium fish, often simply called livebearers, are fish that retain the eggs inside the body and give birth to live, free-swimming young.
Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labor and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.
The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.
The macaques (or pronunciation by Oxford Dictionaries) constitute a genus (Macaca) of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae.
Macaws are long-tailed, often colorful New World parrots.
Magpies are birds of the Corvidae (crow) family.
Mantises are an order (Mantodea) of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families.
The margay (Leopardus wiedii) is a small wild cat native to Central and South America.
The marmosets,, also known as zaris, are twenty-two New World monkey species of the genera Callithrix, Cebuella, Callibella and Mico.
Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia.
Mbuna (pronounced um-boo-nah) is the common name for a large group of African haplochromine cichlids from Lake Malawi.
Lampropeltis triangulum, commonly known as a milk snake or milksnake, is a species of king snake.
Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name being derived from this feature.
Mink are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the genera Neovison and Mustela, and part of the family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, otters and ferrets.
Mongoose is the popular English name for 29 of the 34 species in the 14 genera of the family Herpestidae, which are small feliform carnivorans native to southern Eurasia and mainland Africa.
The monitor lizards are large lizards in the genus Varanus.
Monkeys are non-hominoid simians, generally possessing tails and consisting of about 260 known living species.
The western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) is a species of freshwater fish, also known commonly, if ambiguously, as simply mosquitofish or by its generic name, Gambusia, or by the common name gambezi.
The Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel) are a family of carnivorous mammals, including weasels, badgers, otters, martens, mink, and wolverines, among others.
National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine and branded also as NAT GEO or) is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.
A newt is a salamander in the subfamily Pleurodelinae, also called eft during its terrestrial juvenile phase.
Non-human (also spelled nonhuman) is any entity displaying some, but not enough, human characteristics to be considered a human.
Nursing homes are a type of residential care that provide around-the-clock nursing care for elderly people.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.
The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America.
The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia endemic to the Americas.
The oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names, including tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, and marble cichlid.
Ostraciidae is a family of squared, bony fish belonging to the order Tetraodontiformes, closely related to the pufferfishes and filefishes.
Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae.
Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property, which may be an object, land/real estate or intellectual property.
The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America.
Panthera is a genus within the Felidae family that was named and first described by the German naturalist Oken in 1816.
Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.
A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species.
The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus (Dolichotis).
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
Personhood is the status of being a person.
Pet adoption is the process of taking responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization.
A pet cemetery is a cemetery for animals.
Pet cloning is the cloning of a pet animal.
First aid is typically described as "Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.
Pet food is plant or animal material intended for consumption by pets.
Pet insurance pays, partly or in total, for veterinary treatment of the insured person's ill or injured pet.
Between 5% to 10% of '''homeless people''' in the United States own pets (mainly dogs and/or cats).
The Pet Travel Scheme ("PETS") is a system which allows animals to travel easily between member countries without undergoing quarantine.
Pet Rock is a collectible conceived in 1975 by advertising executive Gary Dahl.
Pet sitting is the act of temporarily taking care of another person's pet for a given time frame.
A pet store or pet shop is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals to the public.
Pet travel is the process of traveling with or transporting pets.
Peter Albert David Singer, AC (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher.
The Phasmatodea (also known as Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects in Europe and Australasia; stick-bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks in the United States and Canada; or as phasmids, ghost insects or leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae).
Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family.
Pit bull is the common name for a type of dog descended from bulldogs and terriers.
Pocket pet is a term used to refer to a small pet mammal commonly kept as a household pet.
Poecilia sphenops is a species of fish, of the genus Poecilia, known under the common name molly; to distinguish it from its congeners, it is sometimes called short-finned molly or common molly.
Pogona is a genus of reptiles containing nine lizard species (according to some sources, but some others say eight) which are often known by the common name bearded dragons.
The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
Pomacentridae is a family of perciform fish, comprising the damselfishes and clownfishes.
The popularity of cat names differs by nation, even nations with the same language.
Pouched rats are a group of African rodents in the subfamily Cricetomyinae.
Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America.
A primate is a mammal of the order Primates (Latin: "prime, first rank").
Procyonidae is a New World family of the order Carnivora.
Property, in the abstract, is what belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing.
Property damage (or, in England and Wales criminal damage) is damage to or the destruction of public or private property, caused either by a person who is not its owner or by natural phenomena.
Pterophyllum is a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae known to most aquarists as angelfish.
The Pug is a breed of dog with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail.
A purebred dog (or money dog) typically refers to a dog of a modern dog breed with a documented pedigree in a stud book and may be registered with a breed club that may also be part of a national kennel club.
Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes.
The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.
The Rainbow Bridge is the theme of several works of poetry written in the 1980s and 1990s that speak of an other-worldly place where pets go upon death, eventually to be reunited with their owners.
The rainbowfish are a family (Melanotaeniidae) of small, colourful, freshwater fish found in northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, islands in Cenderawasih Bay, and the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia.
RAND Corporation ("Research ANd Development") is an American nonprofit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces.
Rasbora is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae.
A ratite is any of a diverse group of flightless and mostly large and long-legged birds of the infraclass Palaeognathae.
A raven is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus.
The ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a mammal of the raccoon family, native to arid regions of North America.
Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.
The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.
Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.
The scholarly method or scholarship is the body of principles and practices used by scholars to make their claims about the world as valid and trustworthy as possible, and to make them known to the scholarly public.
Sea snail is a common name for snails that normally live in saltwater, in other words marine gastropods.
Sea-Monkeys is a brand name for brine shrimp—a group of crustaceans that undergo cryptobiosis—sold in hatching kits as novelty aquarium pets.
Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.
The serval (Leptailurus serval) is a wild cat native to Africa.
Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock.
Monodelphis is a genus of marsupials in the family Didelphidae, commonly referred to as short-tailed opossums.
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), commonly known as the betta, is a popular fish in the aquarium trade.
Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae.
Sloths are arboreal mammals noted for slowness of movement and for spending most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rainforests of South America and Central America.
Slow lorises are a group of several species of nocturnal strepsirrhine primates that make up the genus Nycticebus.
Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes.
In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals.
The southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, is a species of anteater from South America.
Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom.
Spider monkeys are New World monkeys belonging to the genus Ateles, part of the subfamily Atelinae, family Atelidae.
Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents.
Squirrel monkeys are New World monkeys of the genus Saimiri. They are the only genus in the subfamily Saimirinae. The name of the genus is of Tupi origin (sai-mirim or gai-mbirin Simpson, George Gaylord. 1941. "Vernacular Names of South American Mammals." In Journal of Mammalogy 22(1): 1-17. and was also used as an English name by early researchers. Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. Most species have parapatric or allopatric ranges in the Amazon, while S. oerstedii is found disjunctly in Costa Rica and Panama. The common squirrel monkey is captured for the pet trade and for medical research but it is not threatened. Two squirrel monkey species are threatened: the Central American squirrel monkey and the black squirrel monkey are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
The Sykes' monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis), named after English naturalist Colonel William Henry Sykes (1790-1872), also known as the white-throated monkey or Samango monkey, is an Old World monkey found between Ethiopia and South Africa, including south and east Democratic Republic of Congo.
The tamarins are squirrel-sized New World monkeys from the family Callitrichidae in the genus Saguinus.
Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which about 900 species have been identified.
A tetra is one of several species of small freshwater fish from Africa, Central America, and South America belonging to the biological family Characidae and to its former subfamilies Alestidae (the "African tetras") and Lebiasinidae.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States.
A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and are defined but not covered or protected under the Federal Housing Act or Americans with Disabilities act.
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.
Tom Regan (November 28, 1938 – February 17, 2017) was an American philosopher who specialized in animal rights theory.
Tortoises are a family, Testudinidae. Testudinidae is a Family under the order Testudines and suborder Cryptodira.
Toucans are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae.
Triggerfishes are about 40 species of often brightly colored fish of the family Balistidae.
Triops longicaudatus (commonly called longtail tadpole shrimp, American tadpole shrimp, or rice tadpole shrimp) is a freshwater crustacean of the order Notostraca, resembling a miniature horseshoe crab.
Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.
Choloepus is a genus of mammals of Central and South America, within the family Megalonychidae consisting of two-toed sloths.
The University of Bristol (simply referred to as Bristol University and abbreviated as Bris. in post-nominal letters, or UoB) is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom.
The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa.
Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals.
A veterinary physician, usually called a vet, which is shortened from veterinarian (American English) or veterinary surgeon (British English), is a professional who practices veterinary medicine by treating diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
A wallaby is a small- or mid-sized macropod found in Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand.
The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) or domestic Asian water buffalo is a large bovid originating in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China.
The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.
Wildlife traditionally refers to undomesticated animal species, but has come to include all plants, fungi, and other organisms that grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans.
A wolfdog (also called a wolf–dog hybrid or wolf hybrid) is a canid hybrid resulting from the hybridization of a domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) to one of four other Genus Canis taxa, the gray (Canis lupus), eastern timber (Canis lycaon), red (Canis rufus), or ethiopian (Canis simensis).
Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia.
A working animal is an animal, usually domesticated, that is kept by humans and trained to perform tasks.
The wrasses are a family, Labridae, of marine fish, many of which are brightly colored.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
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