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See Fainting Goats Faint

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 | 0 comments

I also got a request from someone asking to see fainting goats, which are included in my book FAKE OUT! Animals That Play Tricks. Here’s a video that shows you just how silly they are.

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See Lipizzaner stallions dance!

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 | 0 comments

A student recently asked me during a school visit where she could see Lipizzaner stallions (which are featured in my book FAR OUT! Animals That Do Amazing Things) dance. These beautiful horses tour around the world, but you can watch this video to get an idea of the tricks they can do. Lipizzan stallions...

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Video of a Kangaroo Joey in a Pouch

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 | 0 comments

Here is a video of a young kangaroo joey coming out to check out the world and then quickly jumping back in.  It’s amazing to see how much kangaroo can fit into what looks like a pretty small pouch. There will be lots more interesting updates on marsupials, as that’s the next book I’m working on now: Pouch Babies and Their Marsupial...

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Vampire Squid Video

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 | 0 comments

Check out this cool video of the vampire squid and how it can turn itself inside out! Vampire Squid...

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National Zoo Animal Webcams

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 | 4 comments

National Zoo Animal Webcams

One of my favorite places to visit is the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  But if you can’t get there, you can still check out the animals on these live webcams.  Many of these animals are featured in my books, including cheetahs, kiwi birds, golden lion tamarin monkeys, otters, and my favorite gross animals, naked mole rats.  See what the animals are up to day and night, but be patient because they might be somewhere else in their enclosure sleeping or eating but will eventually come back to the cams.  Have fun spying on the animals! Click here for the National Zoo webcams...

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Marsupial Mole

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 | 0 comments

Marsupial Mole

This is my new favorite animal, discovered while researching my next book, Pouch Babies, about marsupial mammals. It is blind and uses its shovel hands and hard nose to swim through the Australian desert, looking for food.

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