Hello Earth Rangers! Earth Ranger Emma knows all there is to know about most REAL animals, but what about mythological ones? In this episode, we’re going to take a trip into the imaginary world of animals from mythology. But many of these mythical creatures are possibly based on real animals!

Ever had a kraken as your pet? Or did you come across a sea serpent? Of course not! they are totally imaginary. But – maybe these fictitious creatures are actually based on real animal – like the giant squid or the oarfish!

How people used to imagine these huge sea monsters

Could people have mistaken the manatee with a mermaid?!

A manatee (also known as the sea cow)

Dinosaur skeletons like this one can definitely look like dragons or griffins…

A skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex

For our next contest, we are looking for junior wildlife reporters!

If you’ve ever wanted to be a podcast correspondent, here is your chance. You can create your very own animal report! It could be about your all-time favourite animal, with some cool wacky facts that nobody knows about them! Or it can be about some rare animals that most people would never have even heard about. Or cool conservation projects that happen in your neighborhood. You can even make your own quizzes, riddles and games. It is 100% your segment, but we will help you out a bit by adding cool sound effects! Ready? Click on the ‘Leave us a message’ button below!

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What is your favourite mythological creature?

Which one would you like to meet in real life?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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