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Rainbow Fish

April 7, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described last month in the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in th…

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To the Sea

March 3, 2022

Baby sea turtles head toward the Indian Ocean, in Indonesia, on February 21. There are seven sea-turtle species. Some are endangered. People in Indonesia are wo…

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United States

Gray Wolves Re-Listed

February 17, 2022

Gray wolves are going back on the endangered-species list. On February 10, a federal judge ruled that the animals still need protection. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) removed the gray wolf from its endangered-species list in early…

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Monarch Numbers Rise

February 11, 2022

In 2020, fewer than 2,000 western monarch butterflies were counted spending the winter in California. That number has now bounced to more than 247,000. The news was announced on January 25 by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Data was…

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Think Pink

January 6, 2022

Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance? These beautiful birds are shown gathered around a pool of rainwater in Dubai, in the United …

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Science

That's Why

December 9, 2021

Why does a squirrel have a bushy tail? It’s for. . . A. storing nuts. B. keeping up with fashion trends. C. staying warm in winter. The answer is C. When a squirrel is in a…

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Animal Rights

November 5, 2021

It’s a sunny afternoon at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. A monorail train approaches the elephant exhibit. A child screeches in delight as a female Asian elephant named Happy comes into view. Happy flaps her ears and wraps…

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Health

Creature Care

November 3, 2021

In January, eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California, became the first great apes to test positive for COVID-19. “There was immediate concern,” Nadine Lamberski told TIME for Kids. She’s the chief conservation and wildlife health…

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Environment

Saving Monarchs

September 17, 2021

In the 1980s, about 4.5 million monarchs spent winter on the coast of California and northern Mexico every year. “There would be these forests full of monarch butterflies looking like leaves on trees,” Elizabeth Crone told TIME for Kids. Crone…

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Environment

Kids Care About: Sea Turtles

July 23, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou cares about sea turtles. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger and how people can help. Sea turtles live in coastal areas and open waters all over the world. Six species…

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