This is the book that many wished Alfred Leutscher’s earlier Vivarium Life, in its two editions, could have been. It is a description of how to keep these animals. 300 more words
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This 112-page book in the Foyles Handbooks series was published in 1954 when Audrey and Ivor Noël Hume were both 27. Over the preceding few years the mass importation of tortoises for the pet trade had started up after the foreign currency restrictions that were introduced to protect the £ Sterling after the second world war were eased. 946 more words
The fungus probably arrived in Europe recently, and its presence in traded amphibians suggests that the intercontinental movement of amphibians explains its introduction.
The previously unknown fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans was discovered last year by researchers investigating a huge crash in the population of fire salamanders in the Netherlands. 304 more words