Getting Wild With… Gray Wolves

Getting Wild With… Gray Wolves

Photo by Brianna R. on Unsplash. By Esteban Guerra, age 9 Wolves play a big role in keeping our ecosystems healthy. Gray wolves are found in many parts of the United States, including Alaska, northern Michigan, northern Wisconsin, western Montana, northern Idaho,...
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....

Have Some Respect… for Chickens

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 12 May is International Respect for Chickens Month. Unlike other livestock, chickens are not protected by the government from unnecessary suffering. PHOTO: briyen/Flickr Do you like chickens? Do you like eating chicken? You may have seen...

The Fate of Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

By LILY KUZMINSKI, age 10 Animal rights activist argue that horse-drawn carriages in Central Park, such as the one pictured here, are suffering under cruel conditions. PHOTO: Michael Femia/Flickr Since 1858, Central Park South has featured one of the city’s most...

Elephant Poaching on the Rise in Africa

By TANYA PORCARI, age 10 An elephant calf and its mother. PHOTO: Sabi Sabi The World Wildlife Fund recently reported that poachers killed 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba, Chad. It is not the first time it has happened and it is likely to happen again...