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Guarding like a Hummingbird

Meet a bird on the attack!! anna's humming bird flight

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Meal Time for Moss

Moss doesn’t have the same type of roots that most plants do. Instead their stems are covered with tiny leaves that act like sponges, soaking up all the

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A Rhino’s Freedom

The Northern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) once roamed free across Africa in places  like Uganda, Chad and the Sudan. Today the only populations

Time Traveling with a Tree

The Bristlecone pine is slow growing and old, with some trees in the White mountains of California living over 4,500 years. Even after death this pines' timber stays

Species that Stick Together

Some species form what’s called a symbiotic relationship, meaning they rely on each other. For example the Clown fish (Amphiprion percula) feeds on small creatures that could harm

An Ancient Penguin Colony

A colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) in Punta Tombo, Argentina is around 114 years old and home to over a million birds. [caption id="attachment_4087" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Photo credit:

The Power of the Toucan

Toco Toucans (Ramphastos toco) are important in the tribal societies of Central and South America. The Toucan is used as a symbol for the tribe and is seen

Top Ranking Grizzly

Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) usually spend time on their own but when they do come together, for things like sharing a major food source, it becomes all

Shhh it’s a Giraffe

We all know that Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are tall but did you know how quiet they are?  This animal is rarely heard and is usually considered a silent

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Sharks in Trouble

These predators of the sea need your help. Some shark species like the Scalloped Hammerhead, White Shark and Thresher Shark are in trouble, their populations have fallen by