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Giant Panda?   Stay tuned to find out everything you need to know about this black and white bear—the Giant Panda. A Giant Panda is very shy and big. It is found in only one country in the world – China. Do you like playing at the beach? The Giant Panda doesn’t. In fact, the Giant Panda prefers the cold and lives in the mountains of China, where the temperature can be as low as 19 degrees. Did your mother hold you a lot when you were a baby? So does the Giant Panda. For the first three weeks, a Giant Panda mommy holds her baby with her forepaws. Giant Pandas eat mostly bamboo. Sometimes they eat small rodents, especially mice, reptiles, lizards, and insects. They even eat cockroaches. Did you know that Giant Pandas are fully grown by the time they...

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Dandelion Wishes

By Michelle Higdon “Mommy, Mommy, look! A dandelion! Can I make a wish, Mommy, please? Daddy says if you blow the seeds from the tip-top of the dandelion and you wish real hard, it comes true. Please, Mommy, can I make a wish?” Bobby jumped up and down as he grinned at his mom. “Sure, go ahead. Make a wish.” His mom nodded and watched Bobby run to the dandelion. Bobby knelt down and picked up the dandelion. Closing his eyes, he made a wish and blew with all his strength, sending the dandelion seeds floating away in the wind. He laughed and twirled in a circle, throwing his arms out, and hoping his wish would come true. The dandelion is often called a “wishing-flower” because so many children and adults alike make a wish before blowing the seeds away....

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The Two-Horned Rhino

By Michelle Higdon “Ooh, Daddy, look at that one!” The little girl in the backseat had her face pressed against the window, eyes wide. Her dad kept his gaze out the front window. “Yeah, Hunter, it’s a rhinoceros. Pretty big, isn’t it? See its horns?” “Yeah, Daddy, they’re sharp! And he’s got two! So if one breaks or falls off, he still has one to play with, right Daddy?” Hunter twisted in her seat to look at her dad. “Rhinos are cool, aren’t they? Not as cute as puppies but still cool, right, Daddy?” She paused for a minute. “Daddy, can I have a rhino for a pet? I promise to feed him and clean him and play with him. And I can ride him to school, maybe, right? Right?” Laughing, her dad reached back and patted her knee. “No, Hunter,...

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The Truth About Tigers

The Truth About Tigers

by Michelle Higdon Jacen and his mom walked down the path at the zoo, drinking Slurpees. “Mom,” Jacen pointed to a cage ahead of them, “I wanna go see the tigers! They’re so cool, Mom.” His mom grinned. “Okay. Why don’t you go ahead and take a look? There’s a zookeeper up there, too. Maybe she’ll tell you some interesting things about tigers.” “Awesome!” Jacen took off running, holding his Slurpee in one hand. When he reached the tiger habitat, he stopped and leaned on the railing. Two white Siberian tigers rested on the grass, their heads lying on their big paws. A lady zookeeper stood in front of the display that told all about the tigers. She was talking to a group of kids and Jacen listened, hoping to learn something new about...

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Fantastic Colors of Horses

Fantastic Colors of Horses By Michelle Higdon Horses come in all shapes, sizes and colors – a lot like people.  In the horse world, there are many different colors of horses.  The three most common colors are bay, chestnut, and gray. Chance, pictured below, is a bay horse.  A horse with a bay coat is usually dark brown but the colors can go from light brown to dark brown.  Most of the time, a bay horse has a black mane and tail, and the bottoms of their legs are usually black.  Chance’s mane and tail are both black. Sparky, below, is a chestnut horse with a white blaze on his face.  A chestnut horse is usually reddish-colored with no black marks anywhere on the body.  Their manes and tails are the same color as their coats or maybe a little lighter. ...

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