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Humpback Whales

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Web Sites Oregon State University Marine Mammal Program http://hmsc.orst.edu/groups/marinemammal/Index.html The world’s leading authority in satellite-monitored radio tagging of large whales. The group was responsible for much of the tagging covered on HUMPBACK WHALES. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society http://www.seashepherd.org/ Organization dedicated to protecting marine wildlife species. The Oceania Project http://www.oceania.org.au/hpstuff/overview.html Web site featuring information about whales […]

The Panda Baby

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The birth and survival of a panda cub signals hope for the world’s most cherished endangered animals, in NATURE’s The Panda Baby. In late August of 1999, scientists at the San Diego Zoo marked a rare event they had struggled for years to bring about: the birth of a giant panda outside of China. It […]

Horse Tigers

Zebra Ranching

The zebra’s eye-catching coat has long made the exotic horse a favorite of photographers and merry-go-round makers. But that animal is also becoming a favorite of some ranchers — and even horseback riders looking for a sportier mount. Audren Garrett, of Garrett’s Exotic Animal Ranch near Springfield, Missouri, is just one U.S. rancher who raises […]

Horse Tigers

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When it comes to zebras, it’s not all black and white. These spirited, striped African horses have rich, complex lives, as NATURE’s Horse Tigers shows. There are actually three kinds of zebras that wander Africa’s grasslands and forests. By far the best known and most common is the Plains zebra, the stocky little grazer often […]

Baby Tales

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Web Sites Jungle Gyms: The Evolution of Animal Play http://www.fonz.org/zoogoer/zg1996/play.htm An informative article by Alex Hawes of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Animal Names: Male, Female, and Young http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0872847.html What is a baby swine called? Find out here. Squirrel Wildlife Rehabilitation http://www.squirrel-rehab.org Find out how to care for that baby squirrel you found. Learn […]

Baby Tales

Child’s Play

We — and every other organism on earth — are only young once. But childhood may be the most important part of our lives, the time when we learn the skills that will help us survive for the rest of our years. A face that, perhaps, only a mother could love. NATURE’s Baby Tales takes […]

Baby Tales

Home Alone

Two, one, or none. As NATURE’s Baby Tales shows, different kinds of newborn animals get different levels of help from their parents. Some baby birds and mammals get plenty of attention from both mom and dad, in part because they are virtually helpless, and sometimes blind, when they are first born. They need plenty of […]