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Footage: Animals in the Archive

Posted by Published on December 6, 2019

“…Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot Humanity’s relationship with animals is long and complex. Today, Animals are involved in our lives in a wide selection of ways. Some of us can’t go without a canine companion, while others prefer the company of cats. Animals are involved in exploration and travel – from the Soviet space dogs to riding on…

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Royal Pets: not only Corgis

Posted by Published on March 8, 2017

Over the years the British Royal Family have embraced dogs – most notably corgis – as their favoured pets but it has not always been so.  See how animals have been immortalized in family portraits in royal households through the ages. The Tudors Animals as pets were considered a great luxury during the 16th century. The royal family were known to house many, including exotic animals typically given as gifts…

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Being half Asian, I am lucky enough to celebrate two New Years. Chinese New Year is the far more cultural of the two, filled with traditions that go back centuries. The coming Chinese New Year will begin on the 8th February and will honour the Zodiac of the monkey – my own personal sign. Specifically, 2016 will be the year of the Fire Monkey, the most active and aggressive…

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