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introduced species

one that does not naturally occur in the area and has been brought in accidentally or intentionally by man, for example, rabbits in Australia (introduced originally to the British Isles from Spain).
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Animal lovers are in for a unique treat this May half term when Park Hall's farmyard favourites will be joined by a whole host of exotic animal friends.
Now the charity is calling for people to ensure they thoroughly research any exotic animal they want to buy - so they are aware of the level of care required.
Summary: London [UK], Feb 13 (ANI): Singer Victoria Beckham has become the latest celebrity to promise to not use exotic animal skins and furs in her fashion line.
The party said that the gaps in the exotic animal legislation give the opportunity to each citizen to buy exotic and other animals, despite the repeated warnings that such animals should not be sold as pets.
The invasive predators are breeding so far from their native habitat because exotic animal collectors began abandoning them in the Everglades in the 1980s. 
Since then, the owner has been identified, but because the exotic animal requires special care, Chupacabra will go to the zoo after a 30-day mandatory quarantine under the zoo's care.
A spokesman added: "For many people, an exotic animal represents too much of a commitment which is manifested in the growing number of exotic animals being abandoned and handed to animal centres.
Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501 (c)(3) rescue sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals while inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade.
To find out about the plans of new veterinarians who have an interest in avian and exotic animal medicine, I have invited 6 soon-to-be veterinary graduates to share their thoughts.
In reviewing the request of the Public health and Human Services Committee, the city solicitor said at least 35 communities nationwide have adopted bans on exotic animal performances.
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