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How Animals Vote

September 10, 2020

Americans will vote for a president on November 3. Did you know that some animals vote too? Here’s how. Honeybees Honeybees look for a new home. How do they vote for one? They dance. The bees move to another place…

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Up Close

April 27, 2020

Meet Daniel Botelho. He grew up near a beach in Brazil. As a boy, he loved diving and taking pictures of turtles. Now Botelho is an underwater photographer. He takes pictures of marine life for publications in the U.S. and…

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Sea Turtle Discovery Zone

April 27, 2020

Sea turtles are ancient creatures. They have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. A sea turtle spends most of its life underwater. But female sea turtles lay eggs on the beach. And all sea turtles must come to…

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Hope for Tigers

January 10, 2020

The tiger is an endangered animal. There are only 4,000 wild tigers left in the world. But their number is rising. That’s thanks to efforts in India. In July, the country announced that it had nearly 3,000 tigers. That’s more…

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Team Puffins

November 21, 2019

Heimaey is a small island off the coast of Iceland. Each spring, more than a million Atlantic puffins visit Heimaey and its neighboring islands. They go there to breed. The puffins build nests on seaside cliffs. When a puffling, or…

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Big Business

October 11, 2019

It was February 2019. Officials in Malaysia had gotten a tip. Someone was sneaking illegal goods into the country. Police went to a factory and a warehouse. They found 30 tons of meat and scales from pangolins. Pangolins are…

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Animals on the Move

April 26, 2019

Many creatures migrate. They travel in big groups from one place to another. Some animals migrate when the weather changes. Others set off to find new sources of food and water. Lots of animal migrations take place in Africa.…

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Species at Risk

February 22, 2019

Monarch butterflies fly to warmer places when the weather gets cold. Many go to California. But their numbers are falling. Every year, the Xerces Society counts monarchs in California. It found fewer than 30,000 of the butterflies in 2018. That’s…

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A New Home

October 5, 2018

Seven dolphins live at the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, Maryland. They have spent their whole lives in captivity. But soon, the dolphins will get a new home. The aquarium will close its dolphin exhibit by 2021. The dolphins will be…

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Young Game Changers

A Cheetah Hero

March 20, 2018

Joris Hutchison, 11, has always loved cheetahs. He was upset to learn that the big cats might go extinct in his lifetime. Joris asked his mom what he could do to help. They got in touch with a wildlife sanctuary…