Getting Wild With…Hippopotamuses!

Getting Wild With…Hippopotamuses!

By Anchen Lyu, age 8 Hippopotamuses, which are native to Africa, are semi-aquatic animals, meaning that they live both in water and on land. An adult male hippo can weigh up to 9,000 pounds, but they are still very good swimmers. Hippo populations have been dropping...
Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

By Charlotte Osoria, age 9 Did you know there are over 255 species of bumblebee around the world, 49 of which live in North America? One such species is the American bumblebee.  Photo by Pauline HornFollow, available on Flickr Bumblebees play an important role in...
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,...
Getting Wild With… The Jaguar

Getting Wild With… The Jaguar

Habitat Loss Threatens the Mighty Jaguars  By Leah Romero, age 9 The jaguar is a magnificent feline that conservation groups say will face extinction in the near future unless humans change their behavior now. The word “jaguar” comes from the indigenous Tupian word...