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Native Bees Find Good Food in Urban Gardens

Bees are finding big meals in cities, according to a recent National Geographic article. “Foodie Bees: Insects Head Downtown for Dinner” explores recent research showing that urban hubs are attracting a lot of these small creatures.

Making a Splash in the Jungle

The Macaws of Osa Wildlife Sanctuary like to show off. But they’ve got the goods to back it up. Our partners at the Aquarium of the Pacific offer a few helpful insights on how they keep their parrots engaged, stimulated and entertained. Simple enrichment can be just as enjoyable for the animals as many of the

Enter the Jungle and Take Flight

Built for eating and loving, but not fighting; the giant toucan bill is used in mating ritual “fruit tosses,” though both sexes posses the over-sized beaks. As a weapon, the bill is a bit more show than substance. It is a honeycomb of bone that actually contains a lot of air. While its size may

Go Ahead… Monkey Around

Did you know there are 264 known monkey species found on three continents?! One can easily identify Old and New World monkeys because Old World monkeys don’t have prehensile tails (capable of grasping a limb). Monkeys range in size from the Pygmy Marmoset, at 5–6 inches (15 cm) long from head to tail and 4–5 oz

These Sloths Were Made for Climbing

Sloths are native to the jungles of Central and South America, and are animals made for the trees. “Sloths mate and give birth while hanging in the trees. Three-toed sloth babies are often seen clinging to their mothers—they travel by hanging on to them for the first nine months of their lives,” (NatGeo). Explore more

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