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Zambia has become the latest African country to ban hunting of lions and leopards.  Individuals once thought that hunting would bring a lot of money to the country, but the $2 million received from hunting is virtually insignificant to the millions they receive from tourism. ‘Tourists come to Zambia toContinue Reading

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The GIANT squid is an amazing and mysterious creature.  They are the largest invertebrate that we know about.  The largest discovered was 59 feet long!  They also have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, reaching 10 inches in diameter.  The wildest part is that they have never been observedContinue Reading

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I closed my eyes last night with a smile on my face thinking about the wonderful weekend in front of me.  I woke up on Saturday morning with a smile thinking that the world was just as beautiful in the morning as it was the night before.  It did notContinue Reading

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“Captain Planet, he’s a hero, gonna take pollution down to zero!”.  Who remembers that Saturday morning cartoon?  That used to be one of my absolute favorite cartoons growing up.  I decided to search for it one day and I discovered something amazing.  It turns out that there is a CaptainContinue Reading

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“Molai” is what the locals call him.  This nickname is derived from the Indonesian term “mulai” which means “to begin”. How did Jadav “Molai” Payeng become a hero?  It all started in 1979 when he was only 16 years old.  A devastating flood washed away a large portion of forestContinue Reading

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In just a couple hours, individuals in Northern Australia will witness a rare solar eclipse.  The next solar eclipse will occur in 2015.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun.  This causes a brief moment of darkness.  Scientists are observing animals on landContinue Reading

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First parrots and now whales?! Be careful what you say around beluga whales – they may say it back to you 🙂 It all started in 1984 at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego, CA.  A captive whale named “NOC” lived there.  People standing near the whale enclosureContinue Reading

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OK, be honest – have you ever seen something so adorable? 🙂  Maybe you have, but you have to admit that this little guy is pretty cute. This rare white sea turtle was discovered in Smyrna Beach, Fla.  He was too weak to keep up with his siblings that swamContinue Reading