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UPDATES AND WORK IN PROGRESS

Content Updated: 1st November 2012

Previously, I had separate pages setup for new updates to the website and the content that I'm either working on at the moment or am thinking of adding. After much musing and pontification, I decided that a single page could encompass both topics. So, the first section of this page will, I hope, make it easier for regular visitors to Wildlife Online to keep tabs on the latest amendments to the site. Although I won't be adding minor updates (i.e. corrections or clarifications) -- users can keep track of such updates via the "Content Updated" stamp in the header of each page -- I am planning to add details of any major additions (i.e. new pages, new content sections, additions to Q/A and FAQ). Updates to this page will remain ad infinitum, making the page something of a revision history chart for Wildlife Online. The lower portion of this page is intended to give you an idea of the content that will be added to this site in the not-too-distant future. Researching each article also invariably takes longer than I estimate it will - packing when we moved house was exactly the same! Although I make every attempt to get the pages online as quickly as is humanly possible, while maintaining the attention to detail that I feel is necessary, other commitments do eat into my time considerably causing delays to the uploading. I'm always open to suggestions for content inclusions, if you have an animal you'd like to see on here, feel free to e-mail me and I'll see if I can add it to my list.

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What's New?

1st November 2012:

New-look website launched
Fully revised and updated Natural History of the Red Fox article added.
New Q/As added:
 -- What are Samson foxes?
 -- Are American and European foxes different species?
 -- Are British and European foxes different species?
 -- Are urban foxes getting bigger?
 -- What parasites and diseases do foxes carry?
New FAQs added:
 -- What's with the redesign? It seemed to take ages and doesn't look that much different.
 -- Why does it take so long to get each article or Q/A online? Can't you hurry it up?
What's New and Coming Soon pages merged

7th May 2011:

New species added to Speed Read page: Brown Hare (Lepus europaues)

3rd March 2011:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Are foxes getting bolder and, if so, why?

13th February 2011:

New species added to Speed Read page: British Owls

12th February 2011:

New (Q/A) article added for Foxes:
-- What is mange and how does it affect foxes?

24th January 2011:

New (Q/A) article added for Foxes:
-- What is rabies and where does the fox fit in?

29th December 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes and Badgers:
-- Do foxes and badgers bury their dead?

20th December 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Why do foxes kill their own young and the young of other foxes?

22nd November 2010:

New Q/A added for Hedgehogs:
-- Why haven't hedgehogs evolved not to have late/second litters by now?

4th November 2010:

New species added to Speed Read: European Mole (Talpa europaea)

29th September 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Should we be culling foxes in urban areas?

5th September 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Is it likely that a fox will attack me, my child, my cat or my dog?

18th August 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- How can I keep foxes out of my garden and secure my pets?

5th August 2010:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Are fox numbers increasing in Britain?

18th July 2010:

New Q/As added for Foxes:
-- When and how did foxes come to live in our towns and cities?
-- Are urban foxes unique to Britain?

27th June 2010:

New Q/A added for Deer:
-- What are antlers and why do deer have them?

5th May 2010:

Complete revision to British White Shark article uploaded.

23rd April 2010:

Natural History of Red Deer article uploaded.

25th July 2009:

New Q/A added for Foxes:
-- Can I keep a fox as a pet?

19th July 2009:

New Page Added:
-- Natural History of Deer (Overview)

Revision and update to Speed Read page.

9th November 2008:

New Page Added:
-- Caring for Hedgehogs (by Natasha Harper)

24th August 2008:

New Q/A added for Hedgehogs:
-- How significant are foxes and badgers as predators of hedgehogs?

20th July 2008:

Complete revision of existing webpage:
-- How/why do we classify organisms?

11th June 2008:

New Q/A added for 'Miscellaneous':
-- Is it okay for me to feed wild animals?

28th May 2008:

New Q/As added for Hedgehogs:
-- Are hedgehogs a threat to ground-nesting birds?
-- I have hedgehogs and loads of slugs and snails in my garden. Don’t hedgehogs eat these slimy little pests?
-- Do hedgehogs carry bovine tuberculosis and/or other diseases that pose a danger to humans or livestock?
-- The hedgehog in my garden looks like it’s had one too many. Can hedgehogs get drunk from eating rotting/fermenting fruit?
-- Are hedgehogs declining in the UK?
-- What impact do roads have on the hedgehog population?
-- How many hedgehogs are there in the UK?
-- Help! I've found a weak/sick/injured hedgehog. What should I do?
-- Can rehabilitated hedgehogs be released back into the wild?
-- Do slug pellets pose a threat to hedgehogs?

New Q/A added for Squirrels:
-- Why are some squirrels of the same species different colours?

17th October 2007:

Major revision to British Great White? page

10th September 2007:

Natural History of Hedgehogs page added

Speed Read page added

Section on hedgehogs added to Recommended Reading and Links pages

5th June 2006:

Revision of Badger page (including new photos)

New-look site launched

Questions and Answers page split for easier navigation

New questions added to QandA page

New page on Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis uploaded

22nd January 2006:

New photos added to the Fox page

New websites added to the Links page

20th November 2005:

Natural History of UK Tree Squirrels page added

23rd January 2005:

Revised and updated Deer page uploaded

Revised and updated Hunting page uploaded

New websites added to the Links page

11th September 2004:

New questions added to the Questions and Answers Page:
-- Are foxes colour blind?
-- Do foxes always 'Scatter Cache' leftovers and is there an advantage to scatter caching?
-- What is "Surplus Killing" and why do foxes waste their time and energy doing it?

29th July 2004:

New question added to the Questions and Answers Page:
-- Why is the largest mammal bigger than the largest fish?

15th July 2004:

Revised and updated Red Fox page uploaded with new photographs.

22nd May 2004:

Revised and updated Badger page uploaded

New question added to the Questions and Answers Page:
-- Are Foxes Native to Britain?

10th April 2004:

Natural History of Bats page added

Biology of the Megamouth Shark page added

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page added

Predators section added to Fox, Badger and Deer pages

Update to the Fox Hunting section of the Hunting Wildlife page

Additions made to the Recommended Reading page

New sites added to the Links page

New questions added to the Questions and Answers page
-- Do Sharks have any Predators, other than Man?
-- What Do You Know...?
-- What is Echolocation and How do Bats Use it?
-- How is Moth Evolution Linked to Bat Echolocation
-- What Bat Species are Found in the UK?
-- What it the “Pipistrelle Split”?
-- Is the Expression “Blind as a Bat” Justified?
-- What Should I do if I Find an Injured Bat?

Future Content

Currently on the Horizon are Pages Discussing:

The Natural History of Rabbits and Hares
Making Your Garden Attractive to Wildlife
Who's There? Identifying Animals from their Field Signs
The Natural History of Tawny Owls

Pages Under Consideration (input welcome):

The Natural History of European Adders
The Natural History of British Amphibians
The Natural History of Moles
The Natural History of Dormice
Wildlife Sounds (deer calls, fox screams, etc.)

Additions and Revisions to Existing Pages Currently in Preparation are:

Sensitive Souls
Colour Vision in Animals Q/A
Red Foxes = Now Online!
European Badgers
Bats
Sharks and Rays
Squirrels

New Questions for Q/A Page in Preparation are:

Are American and European foxes different species? = Now Online!
Are British and European foxes different species? = Now Online!
Are deer a serious threat to forestry and agriculture?
Are deer a threat to people and their property?
Are urban foxes getting bigger? = Now Online!
Can captive-bred or rehabilitated foxes be released back into the wild?
Do deer pose a serious threat to car drivers and what can be done?
Do deer represent a problem for birds and plants?
What are Samson foxes? = Now Online!
What parasites and diseases do Red foxes carry? = Now Online!
What triggers dispersal in Red foxes?
Why are foxes so noisy?
Why are foxes so 'smelly'?
Why do deer roar?

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