Gifts that Give Back for Animal Lovers

Gifts that Give Back for Animal Lovers

December 07, 2018

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for the animal lover in your life, why not choose something that's not just adorable, but that keeps on giving? With the purchase of every item on this list, a portion of sales is donated to a wildlife conservation organization. It's a win-win, two gifts rolled into one. 

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Polar bear cub - climate change

Kids Can Fight Climate Change

August 20, 2018

As animal and nature lovers, kids are the perfect advocates to call for climate protections. No, they don’t have to speak in front of Congress. They can make simple changes at home, in school and they can encourage others to do the same. It’s easy to help to prevent climate change. Here are some simple ideas…

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Baby Animals Moving - Riding with Mom

Baby Animals Moving - Riding with Mom

August 13, 2018

As a wildlife photographer, Suzi specializes in capturing the lives of animal families in the wild. Each species has its own characteristics, including how the babies get around. Do they get carried by mama? Do they ride in a pouch? Do they walk on their own - and if so, does it take long to adjust?

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Animal Dens - Ice and Underground

Animal Dens - Ice and Underground

July 23, 2018

People live in houses, condos, apartments, farms, tents and huts. Animals also have different types of homes, depending on their species and habitat. In this post, we are going to focus on animals that live in ice and underground dens.

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What Does That Animal Sound Like?

What Does That Animal Sound Like?

July 03, 2018

There are as many animal sounds as there are types of animals. Some are familiar, such a the bark of a dog or the meow of a cat. But have you ever heard a wild animal?  Sounds are varied, depending on the purpose and even on the size of the animal doing the "talking."

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Making Backyard Bird Feeders with Kids

Making Backyard Bird Feeders with Kids

April 06, 2018

It's hard to feel connected with wildlife if you aren't exposed to it. But by feeding birds where you live, you'll get a daily dose of visitors. While some species will visit all year round, others are migratory, passing through only during certain seasons. And others will surprise you by coming dressed in brightly colored breeding plumage, after you become accustomed to seeing them in their relatively dull winter tones.

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Kits and Cubs

Kits and Cubs

February 28, 2018

Animals, just like people, often share the same name!  But don't be fooled - a name isn't everything. Our earlier blog posts about Joeys and Calves demonstrate how many baby animals can be called the same thing, no matter their size or species. This time, we are going to look at the different animals that are called Kits and Cubs. 

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Joeys - Baby Marsupials

Joeys - Baby Marsupials

February 01, 2018

Marsupials are special mammals whose young are carried and suckled inside their mother's pouch. Those of us who are from North America have probably come across an opossum meandering down the street late at night. If you are really lucky, one might have even hissed at you, asking you to give it some space.

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Calves Aren't Just Baby Cows!

Calves Aren't Just Baby Cows!

January 16, 2018

When you hear the word calf, what's the first baby animal that comes to mind?  For most people, they would think of a baby cow.  Perhaps, surprisingly, a "calf" is the name for lots of baby animals - ranging in size from the cat-sized aardvark to the mighty whale!  The word "calf" is also the term used to describe a chunk of ice that breaks from a glacier or iceberg.

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Why do Baby Animals Play?

Why do Baby Animals Play?

January 03, 2018

Suzi's new book series is all about baby animals, and the first title focuses on play. Babies love to play, no matter what species they are.  Of course, it's fun to do (and to watch!), but that's not the only reason they do it.  What drives youngsters to play, despite the obvious caloric expense that it entails?

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What's the Difference Between an Ape and a Monkey?

What's the Difference Between an Ape and a Monkey?

December 20, 2017

Lots of people have pet peeves.  Ours is a bit unusual. Or maybe not, given the content of our website.  Walking through the zoo, people love to "ooh" and "aah" over the animals they see. Us included.  But when someone says, "look at the monkey" when they are looking at a chimpanzee, it's more than we can take.

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Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

December 06, 2017

Many people think that all scientists are hidden away in sterile laboratories, doing research that the rest of us can't comprehend.  While that may be true for some specialists, other scientists are conducting their work amongst the rest of us. One characteristic that scientists share is their need for data to prove (or disprove) their theories.  That's where the rest of us can help.  

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