Archives for the ‘Animals’ Category

Getting Wild With Arctic Foxes

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Animals

By Bianca Bantum, age 8

Arctic foxes are mammals that live in the arctic tundra. They are canines like wolves, coyotes and dogs. Arctic foxes have fur that changes with the different seasons. In the winter, they turn white or blue-grey to blend in with the snow-covered tundra, and in the summer, they turn brown or [...]

Earth is on the Brink of its Sixth Mass Extinction

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Animals, Science & the Environment

By Amzad Ali, age 13
A growing body of scientific research suggests that Earth is undergoing its sixth mass extinction. Mass extinction is defined as the total elimination of multiple species within a short period of time. The fifth mass extinction, over 65 million years ago, resulted in the loss of 75 percent of Earth’s life, [...]

Getting Wild With the Komodo Dragon

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Animals

The komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis, is the biggest lizard in the world.

Have Some Respect… for Chickens

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Animals

May is International Respect for Chickens Month. Unlike other livestock, chickens are not protected by the government from unnecessary suffering.

Getting Wild With the Golden Eagle

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Animals

The golden eagle is a highly protected wild bird and a cousin of the U.S. national animal, the bald eagle.

Original Drawing by Emilia Hemingway

Jan 17th, 2016 • Category: Animals

Vegan life, as seen by Emilia Hemingway, age 9.

Getting Wild With the Markhor

Jan 17th, 2016 • Category: Animals

The markhor has beautiful, twirled horns that can reach up to 60 inches in length. Learn more about this unique creature.

Getting Wild with the Sea Anemone

Nov 8th, 2015 • Category: Animals

There are more than 1,000 different kinds of sea anemones.

Getting Wild with the Olive Baboon

Sep 5th, 2015 • Category: Animals

Olive baboons have yellow-brown fur with bare face, hands, feet and bums.

Getting Wild with the Anaconda

Jul 15th, 2015 • Category: Animals

Known as the king of all snakes, the anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world with a terrifying reputation.