Learn More About the Arctic Fox

Learn More About the Arctic Fox

The Arctic fox is an incredible creature that many people have heard of, but few know much more than its name and that it lives in colder climates. The Arctic fox is related to the red fox, which is the familiar species of fox most people think of when they hear that name. Interestingly enough, the territory of some red foxes and Arctic foxes actually overlap, though it’s much more common for the red fox to be found further south. Keep reading to learn more about the lesser known Arctic fox.

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The Journey of the Monarch Butterfly

The Journey of the Monarch Butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most stunning creatures on this planet. Monarch butterflies in particular are considered especially beautiful, hence the name “monarch,” implying that they’re a type of royalty. From their caterpillar stage to when they become fully-fledged butterflies, monarchs are pretty awesome. No matter who you are, you can appreciate the beauty and incredible feat that is a butterfly.

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What Do You Know About Whales?

What Do You Know About Whales?

Whales are some of the largest creatures on this planet. Since they spend their lives in the ocean, it can be challenging to actually ever see one in the wild, unless you live in a place near water that they travel through or you go out in a boat. It’s certainly worth it to take a trip somewhere to try to see whales; they’re truly majestic creatures and are actually very gentle, even with their huge size. Read on to learn more about whales and see how fascinating they are!

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Black-Footed Ferret Facts

Black-Footed Ferret Facts

This small creature is one of the most severely endangered on the Endangered Species List. Black-footed ferrets have been considered endangered for ages; they face a variety of threats and struggle to maintain their populations. In the 1960s, the black-footed ferret almost went entirely extinct. Thankfully, they’re beginning to increase their numbers, though they are still considered very much endangered.

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Great Gorillas: Let's Help Save Them

Great Gorillas: Let's Help Save Them

Gorillas are incredible animals that can be both intimidating and gentle. Many scientists have dedicated their lives to researching these creatures and showing how truly fascinating they are. There are actually two different species of gorillas, eastern and western, further divided into eastern lowland and mountain or western lowland and cross river. All types of gorillas live in Africa, though on separate sides of the rainforest. Many people do not know much about gorillas, so read on to learn more about the species and how we can help them thrive.

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Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

In the past several years, a particular sea creature has been getting more attention than it has for many years previously. This creature is incredibly unique looking, with a long tusk on the front of its head, which is part of the reason it has attracted so much attention. These creatures were out of the spotlight in years past due to their elusive nature and the fact that their natural habitat is in more obscure parts of the world. This animal is the narwhal, a sea creature that lives in arctic climates. While we’ve only started recently paying more attention to narwhals, these animals have a rich history.

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Jaguars and the Amazon

Jaguars and the Amazon

The Amazon is a part of the world that covers a huge amount of land. It covers a lot of South America and extends through several countries, such as Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon is home to 1 in 10 of the known species on Earth and contains around 1.4 billion acres of rainforest. The Amazon River is one of the longest rivers in the world, but it’s also the widest. Many of the diverse species in the Amazon live in and around this river. Without the Amazon River, the Amazon would not be the thriving ecosystem that it is.

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Information on the Emperor Penguin

Information on the Emperor Penguin

Penguins are the general name for the flightless birds found in the Southern Hemisphere. There are many different species of penguins that come in a variety of sizes and live in many locations. Unless you travel to the Southern Hemisphere, you won’t see penguins in the wild. For most species, you have to go to Antarctica to see them in their natural habitats. In this post, we’ll focus on the emperor penguin, the largest of all penguins and that lives exclusively in Antarctica.

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Snow Leopards: One of Nature's Most Elusive Creatures

Snow Leopards: One of Nature's Most Elusive Creatures

Snow leopards take the title as one of the most elusive creatures in nature. It’s rare to ever catch them on camera and has only been achieved a handful of times. The reason it’s so challenging to catch these beautiful creatures on film is two-fold. The natural habitats of snow leopards are difficult for humans to access for spending significant amounts of time to film the animals and there are so few of them it can be difficult to know exactly where their territories are. While we’ve been able to observe snow leopards in captivity, it’s much more difficult to observe them in their natural habitats.

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Saving Sharks, Saving the Ocean

Saving Sharks, Saving the Ocean

The ocean ecosystems extend from the tiniest of microorganisms, seagrass, and corals all the way to the top of the food chain with killer whales, leopard seals, and sharks! Among all factors of the ocean ecosystems, sharks are by far one of the most important to maintaining the ocean’s health. Marine life is not the only thing to rely on a healthy ocean, in fact, our entire planet relies on the ocean to survive.

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Saving the Mexican Gray Wolves

Saving the Mexican Gray Wolves

The Mexican Gray Wolf is the most endangered species of wolf, especially in North America. These wolves were nearly driven extinct in the 1970s, which prompted the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to focus on conservation efforts for these beautiful canines. For nearly 30 years, there were no Mexican Gray Wolves in the wild, but in the late 90s, pups bred in captivity were released into the wild once again. While their population has certainly made a comeback, there is still a lot of work to be done. It’s important that we raise awareness of these animals and their plight, in order to make sure they never get close to extinction again.

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Learn About the Giant Panda

Learn About the Giant Panda

The Giant Panda is an adorable animal that is also considered one of the rarest mammals in the world. People all over know about pandas and find them overwhelmingly cute. In the United States, if you want to see a live panda, you’ll need to head to the National Zoo in Washington D.C., Zoo Atlanta, the San Diego Zoo, or the Memphis Zoo. At these zoos, you can see the pandas in person or you can check out the Panda Cam at the National Zoo to watch the three pandas.

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Facts and History of the Polar Bear

Facts and History of the Polar Bear

Polar bears are the largest carnivorous land animals and can be found in the Arctic Circle. They sit at the top of their food chain and help provide remains of animals, primarily seals, as food sources to other animals. Even though they live on land, they’re also considered marine mammals since they spend a large portion of their lives on the ice and swimming in the Arctic Circle, hunting for food. Here are some more great facts about the polar bear; learn as much as you can and how to help them since they’re considered a vulnerable species.

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How to Teach Your Kids About Endangered Species

How to Teach Your Kids About Endangered Species

As the world struggles with plenty environmental problems, it’s more important than ever before to educate our children about the importance of helping solve these issues, like endangered species. Children are the scientists and conservationists of tomorrow, so it’ll soon be up to them to find solutions. Starting as soon as possible, begin educating your child about endangered species and ways they can help them. The more informed your child is, the more conscientious they can be of their impact on the world around them and how they can help improve environmental issues. Here are some ideas for teaching your kids about endangered species, in ways that children will respond well to.

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Tigers: Why They're Incredible Animals

Tigers: Why They're Incredible Animals

Most people look at tigers and see incredible creatures that represent grace and beauty. We can all appreciate the power a tiger shows and how they’re an integral part of this earth. However, tiger populations are in drastic decline. While we’ve been able to somewhat steady them in recent years, the populations still dropped from over 100,000 in the early 1900s to currently under 5,000. Tigers play an important role in the ecosystem, so it’s incredibly important to save this wonderful species.

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4 Interesting Facts About Elephants & Why We Need to Save Them

4 Interesting Facts About Elephants & Why We Need to Save Them

One of the most majestic animals in the world is the elephant. There are about 450,000 African elephants in the wild, but there are only about 45,000 Asian elephants. While these numbers may seem high, elephants have actually been decreasing in number, often to issues such as poaching. It is incredibly important that people learn more about elephants as they are vital to the world's ecosystem and simply a beautiful creature that deserves to be respected.

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Conservation Spotlight: Amazon River Dolphin

Conservation Spotlight: Amazon River Dolphin

The Amazon River Dolphin, or the boto, is a type of dolphin that dwells in areas in South America. You can find this dolphin throughout the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Perú, and Venezuela. While the populations of this dolphin are abundant in many areas, there are some areas they’re considered particularly vulnerable, for various reasons. They’re a truly unique species, especially with the beautiful color of their skin. Learn more about the Amazon River Dolphin!

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How Different Organisms Affect the Entire Ecosystem

How Different Organisms Affect the Entire Ecosystem

The most recent blog from the April Malmsteen Foundation discussing how various organisms affect the ecosystem where they live. This information is vital to understanding the importance of how the environment is balanced and why it's important to work to help all endangered species.

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The Disappearance of Bees

The Disappearance of Bees

Bees are currently facing endangerment and have seen their numbers declining over the last several years. Many people may wonder why this even matters and not know how important bees are to a balanced ecosystem. Learn more about why bees are important and what's going on with their disappearance.

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