Amazing Snakes!

How would you like to play a game of True or False? Squeaks and I came up with a really fun game where you guess what’s true and what’s not about one of our favorite kinds of animals — — snakes! Snakes are super interesting, and there are lots of different kinds! Scientists think there Read more…

Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek

Shh! We’re playing hide and seek! But, I can’t seem to find Squeaks. Can you? [Soft music playing] Hah! Found yah! [Giggles] Here at the fort, we’re pretty good at hide and seek. You know why? Because we’ve learned a lot of great tricks from nature! There are lots of kinds of animals that have Read more…

This algorithm decodes rat squeaks and could revolutionize animal research

– [Narrator] For 100 plus years, rodents have been a priceless proxy for humans in medical experiments. By one tally, mouse and rat studies have earned around 75 Nobel prizes in health and physiology. Scientists routinely map rodent genes, alter their brains, and measure every inch of their behavior for the sake of experiments. But Read more…

Animal Tricksters!

Have you ever pretended to be something else? An astronaut? Or a superhero? Or even your favorite animal? Well, some animals pretend to be other things, too, but they don’t need to wear special clothes to do it! They’re already dressed for the part. When an animal looks a lot like another animal, even though Read more…

Endangered Animals!

What do pandas, orangutans, rhinos, and gorillas have in common? Aside from being animals that you probably only see at the zoo, these animals are all endangered. Scientists say an animal is ‘endangered’ when there aren’t many of them living in the wild anymore. And any kind of animal can become endangered — birds, insects, Read more…

Super Sharks!

when you think of a shark what do you picture in your mind do you think of a big thing sticking out of the water or maybe a huge set of sharp teeth sharks are some of the most famous animals in the ocean but do you know what makes a shark shark well for Read more…