In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The British public's fascination with exotic animals is giving the RSPCA problems ranging from a tank full of terrapins dumped on a doorstep in Rotherham to a Burmese python abandoned in a back yard in Bradford.
- Hamsters would be added to the mailman's shoulder as would parrots, guinea pigs, terrapins and wombats.
- The gentle splashings of two huge terrapins punctuate the tides of sound coming out of the stereo's speakers.
- Now we find there are eight - at least - in a small fountain with a dozen or so nervous-looking fish, which keep themselves very much to themselves about as far away from the terrapins as they can get.
- It includes some natural history displays which are always there, including live terrapins, frogs and guinea pigs.
- In the early 1990s, during the Ninja Turtle craze, 250,000 baby terrapins the size of a 50p piece were imported into Britain as pets and most died due to lack of knowledge on their upkeep.
- An old boating lake here is now a pond rumoured to be home to a couple of terrapins.
- In 1924 he published, to great acclaim, The Flaming Terrapin, an exuberant allegorical narrative of the Flood, in which the terrapin represents energy and rejuvenation.
- They will be preparing 40 to 50 of the 250 tortoises and terrapins that share their home near Tewkesbury for hibernation.
- Following the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in the late 1980s, thousands of children bought turtles and terrapins.
- There are no official figures on the number of exotic pets in the UK but the type of animals on sale from pet shops include birds, snakes and other reptiles, terrapins and even small alligators.
- Since then, they have found homes for around 1,200 creatures ranging from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chickens and geese to terrapins, snakes and iguanas.
- The terrapins were OK because they just sunned themselves in the aquarium, but then the cats and the three puppies arrived.
- We're forever called over to see little kids with terrapins in their pockets.
- The river and its surrounding vegetation are home to monitor lizards, terrapins, monkeys, river otters and sea eagles.
- ‘There will be a demonstration on reptiles like snakes, terrapins, skinks and tortoises, that will look at how they adapt to the environment,’ says zoo educationist Imelda Matlala.
- However, instead, they found a fresh water terrapin, a turtle-like creature normally kept as a pet.
- My first meeting with a jaguar took place one misty morning on a sandbank in northern Brazil, where I was trying to film giant expansa terrapins.
- The first stop allows youngsters to feed the deer and sheep, then the party moves onwards to stroke the ducks and, finally, to feed the rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and terrapins.
- It would be in the upper Rio Branco, in Northern Brazil, though, where Nick, hiding in a pit filming giant expansa terrapins, would see his first jaguar in the wild.
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