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Once considered "lords of the prairie," buffalo are one of this country's most noble, legendary animals. At American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation, you'll learn about how these great mammals were almost wiped out by greedy hunters a century ago, and how folks today are trying to rebuild the bison herds. Roam across the Web to www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-buffalo-spirit-of-a-nation/introduction/2183 and get the lowdown on these beautiful animals. You'll revisit the glory days of the buffalo, and find out how they were tragically killed by the thousands. You'll also travel to Yellowstone National Park, one of the safe havens for wildlife, and now home to more than 2,000 free-roaming bison. The Spirit of a Nation journey will also take you to South Dakota's Black Hills, where you'll learn about the efforts of Native Americans to restore the bison to millions of acres of tribal lands. The spirit of the buffalo awaits you on the Web.
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Enter the bizarre and fascinating universe of insects at Alien Empire, the companion Web site to PBS' Nature series. Buzz off to www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/alien-empire/introduction/3409 and meet a world of creepy crawlers. This site is jam-packed with multimedia presentations about monarch butterflies, wasps, bees and much more. Better yet, you'll find out how some of these high-flying insects actually get off the ground. Watch out for those dragonflies. You'll also learn about those pesky termites and how they have a way of "bringing down the house." Fashion lovers will get the chance to meet the insect world's most famous weaver, the silk worm. And for a journey like no other, be sure to follow the migration path of the monarch butterfly. But remember: Don't let the Web bugs bite!
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Take a walk along the ocean shore and get the lowdown on the animals that dwell between the wave-splashed rocks and the farthest reaches of the low-tide zone. At Life on the Rocky Shore, you'll learn about crabs, sea urchins, abalones and other way-cool creatures. The tide rushes in at http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418. You'll get the scoop on high and low tides and learn how they're determined by the phases of the moon. Or check out the tide tables, and find out when the tide is high in New York, Miami, San Diego and other cities. Then bring your crayons to the Tidepool Coloring Pages and color in pictures of sand dollars and sea slugs. The site also has a glossary of terms about tidepools as well as great games and several crossword puzzles. And if you plan on visiting a tidepool near you, be sure to read the tidepool safety tips. Be on the lookout for the sea stars.
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Listen carefully, and chances are you'll hear the call of the wild coming from the World Wildlife Fund's Web site. The Kid's Stuff section is a collection of fascinating Web sites dedicated to the amazing animals that populate our earth. Grab your safari hat and head to www.worldwildlife.org/how/fun. You'll love the cutout paper tiger activity and strange facts about frog slime and dancing birds. The site also has in-depth endangered species fact sheets on rhinos, pandas, elephants and other animals that need our help. Test your animal logic by taking the Biodiversity IQ Quiz, and find out how much you know about biodiversity. Or visit the WWF Virtual House where you can learn about many environmental issues, such as endangered seas, toxic chemicals or the wildlife trade. You were born to be wild.
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Around the world, eagles are admired for their power, freedom and the beauty of their flight. Learn more about these awe-inspiring birds at Eagles, a Nature program by PBS. Fly away to www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/eagles/introduction/3089 and get to know these "masters of the sky." Discover the many kinds of eagles, from Africa's Harpy Eagle to the Philippine Eagle. Ever wonder how these birds can spot their prey from high in the sky? The site explains how eagles have vision five times sharper than humans. Then travel to the coast of Africa and learn about the amazing 1993 rediscovery of the Madagascar Serpent Eagle. Also, explore the feature on the return of the bald eagle in the United States, now numbering about 12,000 in the lower 48 states. Whether you're a bird lover or just want to fly the skies, this site soars. The eagle has landed.
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