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Wild News
The Yurok Tribe is helping condors return to their ancestral lands
The California condor is a beautiful large bird that is very important to the Yurok Tribe of Northern California. The California condor features prominently in Yurok stories, ...
Candid Animal Cam
It’s time to talk about hippos!
This time on Candid Animal Cam, Romi shares some great hippopotamus facts with us: A few facts about hippos: Common hippos live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The common hippo is the ...
Look Who's Here!
Scientists say there are seven spotted skunks …
A spotted skunk performing its signature handstand. Image by Jerry W. Dragoo courtesy of the Field Museum. Have you ever seen a skunk do a handstand? If you do, then run ...
Wild News
Rats: our urban neighbors
Michael Parsons studies rats in cities. Most people find rats yucky, so why would anyone want to study them? Lab logo. Image courtesy of Michael Parsons. One reason is that ...
Wild News
Happy news for Victoria’s eastern barred bandicoots!
An eastern barred bandicoot in Australia. Image: Zoos Victoria It’s an exciting day for the eastern barred bandicoot! After a more than 30-year effort by a dedicated ...
Puzzles and Games
Bamboo word scramble
Give this bamboo-themed word scramble a go!
Talking to Plants
Sofia talks with Lou Bamboo
Today’s guest: Bamboo Sofia: Hi, I’m Sofia Ceiba, and on this episode of Talking to Plants we are going to meet some bamboo.  We’re in China now talking to Lou Bamboo, or at ...


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