‘Animals’

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Bridge Full of Bats

June 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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The bat is a strange, spooky animal. It looks like a mouse with spiky wings, and makes squeaky sounds to find the food it’s hunting down to eat. The biggest, most alarming crowd of these might be the Congress Avenue Bridge bats in Austin, Texas, with more than 1 1/2 million bats. Click “Read More” to find out what’s so good about these animals – and do the batty math!

Record-Breaking Snake

June 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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The green anaconda is by far the biggest snake in the world. It’s the heaviest, the thickest, and also the second longest, outdone only by the python. Click “Read More” to do the slimey math on this snake!

The Bird That’s Flown to the Moon

June 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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We know birds migrate, meaning they travel to cool places during the summer, then back to warmer places to spend the winter. What’s incredible is how fast that flying can add up for even the tiniest bird. Click “Read More” to do the math on how one bird has really racked up the frequent flyer miles!

Introducing…the Titanosaur

June 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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Dinosaurs aren’t alive today, which is a huge bummer. But we know a lot about them because we’ve found a lot of their bones. Sometimes those bones give us shocking surprises – like the bone in this photo, found a few weeks ago on a dig in Argentina. To size it up and do the math, click “Read More.”

It’s a Zoo Out There

July 19, 2012 3:00 pm

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July may be National Ice Cream Month, but this week is National Zoo Keeper Week.  What a great job: you get to hang out at the zoo every day, pet all those furry animals, and feed them without even having to stand in line.  Of course, the job also has its dangers, like possibly losing your hand when you try to feed the sharks.  If you imagine a typical day for a zookeeper, you see that the excitement could add up fast.