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Celebrate jellyfish!

November 3 is World Jellyfish Day! Take the jelly quiz! 1. Who appeared on Earth first, jellies or dinosaurs? Jellies have been on Earth for at least a half-billion years, and possibly longer.  That is WAY longer than dinosaurs were on Earth … and the…

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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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From New Zealand, meet the tuatara!

Tuataras look like lizards, but they are the last living members of an ancient group of reptiles called sphenodonts.  Stewart Nimmo, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Today tuataras live only in New Zealand, but their sphenodont relatives used to live all over the…

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