Getting Wild with the Anaconda

PHOTO: Scott Calleja/Flickr By VICTORIA SERRA, age 9 The anaconda is known as the “king of all snakes” because it’s one of the largest snakes in the world with a terrifying reputation. The largest anaconda ever measured was 28 feet long, with a girth of 44 inches and...

Getting Wild with the Titicaca Water Frog

By MIREYNNA VILLAR, age 8 The Titicaca water frog (Telmatobius coleus) is a species that’s in extreme danger of extinction. PHOTO: Joshua Stone/Wikimedia Commons The Titicaca water frog (Telmatobius coleus) is a species that’s in extreme danger of extinction. It is an...

Chota Pedazo de Cielo / Chota, Piece of Heaven

Chota Pedazo de Cielo Por ARIEL SEBASTIÁN AGUAS CALDERÓN, 8 años Chota es un pequeño pueblo de aproximadamente unas 120 familias. Es un pueblo afro donde nacieron mis padres, donde viven mis abuelitos. Cuando tengo vacaciones me gusta ir para jugar con las piedras,...

Getting Wild with the Capybara

PHOTO: Marie Hale Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent, followed by the beaver and the porcupine, and are close relatives of chinchillas and guinea pigs. They are found throughout South America, mostly in savannas and dense forests in the Amazon. Capybaras are...

Meet Vinicius from Brazil

Name: Vinicius Guimaraes Silva Age: 8 Hometown: Nova Iguacu, Rio de Janeiro Languages: Portuguese Favorite hobbies: Playing football (soccer) Favorite subjects: Geography and math Favorite food: Chicken Batata (chicken and potato) When he grows up he wants to be: A...