Getting Wild With… The Endangered Blakiston’s Fish Owl

Getting Wild With… The Endangered Blakiston’s Fish Owl

By Mila Lemoine, age 9 The Blakiston’s fish owl measures 60 to 72 centimeters in length, making it the largest owl in the world. The Blakiston’s fish owl lives in the riparian woodlands of Asia and Russia. These owls nest in large, old trees near rivers, lakes and...
Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

By Seneca Oehrle, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A study published in July on Nature.com found that almost all polar bear subpopulations are facing major habitat loss. Human contribution to global warming has led to declining levels of summer sea ice. This forces polar...
Going Ape for Social Distancing?

Going Ape for Social Distancing?

By Ozzy Brown, age 11 Humans may think they are the only species that practice social distancing, but other animals also social distance to stop the spread of contagious diseases. Humans could learn from them about how to protect their community and stay safe....
Black and White African Rhinos in Coronavirus Crisis 

Black and White African Rhinos in Coronavirus Crisis 

By Sofia Mancini, age 8 Did you know that in 1995 there were 500,000 black rhinos, but now they are critically endangered, with only 5,500 of them left? There are only about 23,500 black and white rhinos in total left. With a global pandemic crushing the tourism...
The Future of Australia’s Iconic Koala Is in Danger 

The Future of Australia’s Iconic Koala Is in Danger 

A koala chews on eucalyptus leaves. Photo by David Clode By John Davidson, age 11 and Siena Kokolios, age 6  Koalas are marsupials that live in eucalyptus trees—known locally as gum trees—in eastern and southern Australia. Marsupials carry their babies in a pouch....