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  • Walking on Tiptoes

    Walking on Tiptoes0

    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

  • 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

  • Which primate jumps the farthest?

    Which primate jumps the farthest?0

    The current world record for the long jump is held by Mike Powell from the USA, who jumped 29.4 feet in 1968. That’s about 5 times the length of an average human man. That’s pretty far! But there is another member of the primate family that can leave that record in the dust. An African

  • Which insects work for museums?

    Which insects work for museums?0

    Have you ever looked at the thousands of bones on display at a museum and wondered how the museum scientists managed to clean them all? The truth is, if the scientints had to clean all the bones in a museum by hand, nothing would ever be ready to display. Fortunately, the scientists have some helpers

  • Did you know that seahorses can dance?

    Did you know that seahorses can dance?0

    One of the most fragile and beautiful fish in the ocean is the tiny seahorse. Seahorses are remarkable animals, in more ways than one. But one of the most amazing things about them is that seahorses can dance! Seahorses mate for life. When a seahorse finds the mate, the two seahorses begin a complicated series

  • Do you know which snake plays dead?

    Do you know which snake plays dead?0

    Everyone knows that dogs can be trained to play dead. But did you know that a snake has picked up the trick as well? The hognose snake is a great actor. It’s a harmless snake, but when it feels threatened, it will rear back, hiss, and flatten out its head into a hood, just like


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