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  • Walking on Tiptoes

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    Have you ever watched a ballerina en pointe as she moves across the stage on the tips of her toes? What animal do you think she looks like? Most people compare ballerinas to graceful swans, but the animal she’s most like when she’s dancing on her toes is actually a horse! If you look at

  • Which animal uses a refrigerator?

    Which animal uses a refrigerator?0

    In the boreal forests of Canada lives a mischevious little bird. The gray jay is a member of the crow family, and like the other members of its family, it is quite clever. Gray jays learned quickly that human logging camps and canoeists’ campsites often have tasty things to eat, and are quite willing to

  • What is the fastest animal?

    What is the fastest animal?0

    The has big nostrils to let it take in lots of air, and a big heart to pump blood fast when it’s running. And unlike most big cats, it can’t roar – but it is the biggest cat that can purr! But there is an animal that can move even faster than the cheetah. You

  • Which animal is a living fossil?

    Which animal is a living fossil?0

    400 million years ago, the oceans on the planet looked very different than they do now. One strange inhabitant of these oceans was a fish called a coelacanth: it had giant blue scales and four fins that stuck out from its body on lobes. When it swam, it would move these fins much like a

  • Fishy Extremes

    Fishy Extremes0

    There’s a big, bright, beautiful world beneath the surface of the ocean, just brimming with life. Some fish display a rainbow of colours, and some like to blend in with the sand. Some enjoy nibbling on plants, while others are fierce predators. But one thing is for certain: there are some incredible extremes of life

  • What’s in a name?

    What’s in a name?0

    Most people know that a baby dog is called a puppy and a baby cat is called a kitten. But some baby animals have names that you would never expect! For example, pup is a very popular word: armadillos, bats, coyotes, dogs, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, moles, otters, prairie dogs, seals, sharks, and squirrels


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