Animals

Lions

Lions

The lion (Panthera leo), often called the king of the jungle, is one of five big cats (others being tigers, jaguars, leopards, and snow leopards). And big they are; some male lions exceed 550 pounds! Wild lions currently live in …[Continue]

Penguins

Penguins

What is it about penguins that makes them so adorable and so popular? Is it their dapper tuxedo coloring, their upright stance, or their amusing waddle? Whatever the reason, here’s the best of what the Web has to offer penguin …[Continue]

Koalas

Koala

Although often called koala bears because of their resemblance to cuddly teddy bears, koalas are marsupials, not bears. Koalas are native to Australia and related to kangaroos and wombats. Learn more at these adorable koala sites….[Continue]

Bugs

Bugs

Why do kids love bugs? I don’t know, but parents seem to fall into two camps: those that tolerate bugs for science’s sake and those that don’t. The latter are always apologetic. They know bugs are a part of nature …[Continue]

Jungle Animals

Jungle Animals

Today’s safari looks at jungle animals, with lots of crafts, coloring, and interactive fun. Although today’s topic is primarily for preschoolers and early elementary grades, there is one video resource that will interest readers of all ages….[Continue]

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

The Bald Eagle is a North American bird of prey, and it is both the national bird and national animal of the United States. As an American symbol, the Bald Eagle can be seen on the President’s Seal (look for …[Continue]

Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas

The giant panda is a bamboo-eating bear, native to China. Because of deforestation and other habitat destruction, the panda is endangered. However, conservation efforts such as Chinese nature reserves and captivity breeding have been having some success. Additionally, scientists have …[Continue]

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Named from two Greek words meaning “terrible lizard,” dinosaurs first appeared about 220 million years ago, and then disappeared rather suddenly 63 million years ago. Dinosaurs capture our imagination in many different ways. Their tremendous size, their fearsome looks, and …[Continue]

Farm Animals

Farm Animals

“With a cluck, cluck here, and a cluck, cluck there, Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!” It was hard not to sing this well-known nursery song as I was discovering the joy of farm animals for this week’s website picks. …[Continue]