With all of those outdoor summer activities luring you into the dust, dirt, and even mud you need to be careful going back indoors again. This awesome Animal Tracks Doormat can help you wipe your paws, er, hooves, um, feet before coming in.
Have you been following the saga of April the Giraffe's pregnancy? If so, betcha you can think of an catchy name for the long-awaited-arrival of her baby boy? Exceeding the traditional giraffe pregnancy term of 14-15 months, April’s newborn took 16 months to make his debut on planet Earth!
If you haven’t heard about her before now, it’s a bit surprising, since this story has been developing for over a year. And when I say ‘developing’ I’m talking literally — because 15 months is the length of time it takes for a giraffe to deliver a newborn.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night. During the month of December zoos all over North America change this up by creating month-long events called Zoo Lights or Wild Lights. They decorate their grounds with millions of twinkle lights and displays of animals made of lights right alongside the live animals that live there.