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A Kid's Best Friend

July 7, 2021

Researchers recently studied the bond between kids and animals. They recruited 30 children and their dogs. The kids brought their dogs to a large, empty room. The kids walked around the space. Sometimes, they paused or changed direction. “The…

United States

First Pets

June 30, 2021

When the First Family moves into the White House, its pets come too. Many animals have lived in the White House. Read on to learn about five presidents and their pets. President Barack Obama Presidential term: 2009–2017 Obama had…

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Technology

Speak, Fido!

October 15, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family. A strange dog comes up to you. It nudges you with its snout. It barks at you. You’re confused. But there’s something you don’t know: This dog has special training.…

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Community

The Life of a Service Dog

October 15, 2020

Service dogs are an important part of society. They are trained to help people with disabilities. Canine Companions for Independence trains service dogs. The group has been around since 1975. Since its founding, it has placed more than 6,200 service…

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Safe Travels

October 15, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist. She works to protect wildlife from roadway accidents. Every year, there are more than a million of these involving animals and vehicles. That’s according to the Federal Highway Administration. These accidents kill wildlife.…

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Environment

Polar Bears in Danger

September 10, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century. Global warming is to blame. This is according to a recent study. It was published by Nature Climate Change. The study says most polar bear populations will drop…

Environment

Counting Penguins

March 12, 2020

Click. Click click. Click. Steve Forrest is in Antarctica. He’s standing on a rocky cliff. Below him are hundreds of chinstrap penguins. Forrest is a biologist. He uses a metal clicker to count every penguin he sees. It’s not…

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World

Forbidden Trade

October 11, 2019

Wildlife trafficking happens all around the world. Animals are illegally taken and sold for money. Below are some of the most trafficked animals on Earth. TIGERS are poached in Asia. They are hunted for their claws, skin, and bones. These…

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Wildlife Lessons

April 26, 2019

Picture this: You live in a village in Botswana, Africa. You leave home one morning and start walking to school. Suddenly, a gigantic elephant is standing in your path. “It’s really scary to come across an elephant when you’re on…

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Environment

On Thin Ice

January 11, 2019

Polar bears live in the Arctic. They spend their days perched on sea ice. That’s where they hunt for food. But large areas of sea ice are melting. This has put the mammals at risk. That is according to a…

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