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3D printing is helping injured wildlife

Fitting Beauty the bald eagle with a prosthetic beak. Image courtesy of Janie Veltkamp. The science of creating prosthetics, artificially created replacements for injured or missing body parts, is rapidly advancing for humans. And now, researchers are using the same technology to help injured wildlife.…

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Celebrate World Okapi Day

October 18th is World Okapi Day! Okapis are awesome, beautifully patterned rainforest animals. They live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Did you know that they are relatives of the giraffe? Learn more about okapis here, in our series on the Fantastic Unfamous Cousins…

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Vertebrate pumpkins!

Learn about the 5 types of vertebrate animals with this Halloween activity for classroom or home … Examples! mammals brown bear tiger whale deer mouse amphibians poison dart frog salamander newt toad coqui frog fish snakehead catfish salmon freshwater eel parrot fish reptiles cobra Komodo…

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Meet the Jackie Chan gecko

Did you know that the lizards in the Western Ghats mountain region of India do their own stunts?  The Western Ghats are called a biodiversity hotspot for species of lizards and amphibians because there are so many endemic species there, meaning species found there and…

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Tree bridges help hoolock gibbons in India

A female hoolock gibbon photographed in the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary. Image by Miraj Hussain via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). There is only one type of ape in India, the hoolock gibbon. Several families of hoolock gibbons live in Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India’s northeastern state of…

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