Story: Pets

Children and pets (1st of 2)

Children and pets

Rosalee shows off her pet mouse, Coke. Keeping pets is a common part of growing up in New Zealand. It teaches children how to relate to and care for animals, and helps them learn about the facts of life and death.

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Pet Magazine
Photograph by John-Paul Pochin

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - Pets and other animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008