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Rainbow Fish

April 22, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described in a recent issue of the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in the Maldives. That’s a small island nation. It’s in the…

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Animal Rights

November 22, 2021

An elephant should not be held in a zoo. That’s what the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says. It’s an animal-rights group. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court. The zoo is in New York City. An elephant…

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Saving Monarchs

September 10, 2021

About 4½ million monarch butterflies spent the winter in California. That was in the 1980s. In 2020, fewer than 2,000 of them were counted. “The decline has been pretty staggering,” Hillary Sardiñas says. She works for the California Department of…

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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…

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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…

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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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