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Animal Kingdom

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 | 2 comments

You get the idea that I love visiting places where I can see lots of animals from all over the world. So you can probably guess that a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida was an exciting one for me and my family. Here are some of the highlights: naked mole rats dung beetles kangaroos meerkat lowland gorilla alligators giraffes African elephants! fruit bat hanging from a...

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Amazing Aquariums

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 | 0 comments

The word aquarium means “place of water,” but whenever I visit one, I feel like it is a place of wonder. Check out these gorgeous jellyfish at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland: At the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, I got up close with a variety of wildlife: spotted stingray hyacinth macaws South African penguin giant spider crab jellyfish sea turtle And at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, I got to spot these fearsome creatures: Komodo dragon stalking Komodo dragon posing Komodo dragon looking at me! lionfish bull shark snapping...

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Metro Zoo of Richmond

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 | 0 comments

We visit this great small local zoo near our home in Richmond as often as we can. Here are some of my favorite animals from our various trips over the years. Enjoy these crazy creatures! flamingos peacock kissing budgerigars roseate spoonbill and wood stork South African penguin Galapagos tortoise African porcupine Australian binturong orangutans warthog rhinoceroses giraffe dromedary camel baby dromedary camel...

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

I took a terrific trip with my family to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. recently, and we saw many of the animals from my books there. If you get a chance to go, check out the giant squid in the huge tank that was too big for me to photograph, plus the other weird creatures in the Deep Ocean exhibit, and of course the awesome...

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Baby Otter Learns to Swim

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 | 2 comments

As I explain in my Baby Otter book, young river otters are sometimes unsure about getting in the water, because they don’t know yet that they will be good swimmers.  The mother otter helps them out, but she sometimes has to give them a firm but gentle push.  Check it...

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A Trip to the Zoo

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 | 1 comment

I went to visit some of my favorite animals at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. last week, and I wanted to share some of my pictures with you. See how many of these animals you can find in my books, and tell me about your favorite animals! American alligator Cheetah Asian elephant Flamingo Basilisk Land iguana Meerkats Naked Mole Rat Giant...

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