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American Museum of Natural History

Posted on Jun 29, 2022 | 0 comments

American Museum of Natural History

This is the super-fun and huge museum where the movie Night at the Museum was filmed. Can you imagine these giant prehistoric creatures (featured in my book Maxed Out! Gigantic Creatures from the Past) coming to life and roaming the streets? All of these animals, except for the narwhal, are extinct and only known from these fossils, or the bones they left behind after they died. Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are still swimming around today! Tyrannosaurus Rex Giant sea turtle Megalodon tooth Woolly mammoth Giant ground sloth...

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Bronx Zoo

Posted on Jun 29, 2022 | 0 comments

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo in New York City is the largest urban zoo in the United States, home to thousands of fascinating animals. I recently visited with my family and wanted to share a few of my favorite animals here, many of them featured in my books. red panda white’s tree frog white-cheeked gibbon Przewalski’s horses Asian elephant Male lion poison dart frog poison dart frog pig-nosed turtle horned lizard Galapagos tortoises flamingos kookaburras okapi...

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Animal Kingdom

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 | 2 comments

Animal Kingdom

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

Amazing Aquariums

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

Metro Zoo of Richmond

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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