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Old McDonald had a farm, and after a visit to the Barnyard Palace, so can you! This far-out farm shows students how to manage and care for various animals. Hop on the tractor and ride out to www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/
general/barnyard/barnyard.htm for an old-fashioned barnyard hoedown. You'll learn about the basic life cycle of goats, as well as their interesting personalities. Every "chicken little" on the block will love the poultry page, full of tidbits on hens, chickens and eggs. This site is full of interesting stories and trivia. Did you know that dairy cows use their tails like giant flyswatters? Or that pigs, in fact, do NOT sweat. Best of all, you'll get the chance to milk a cow yourself at the milking parlor! Find out today if you're cut out for the family farm. The Barnyard Palace is one serious animal house!
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From the jungles of Africa to the forest behind your house, a growing number of animals around the world are in jeopardy of becoming extinct. Bagheera, the Web site named after the caring black panther from "The Jungle Book," is dedicated to saving these creatures from this terrible outcome. Be one with nature at www.bagheera.com and get all of the information you need on endangered species. The database features such animals as the cheetah, tiger, elephant and orangutan. Stop by Bagheera's Lair, where you'll read interviews with important environmentalists and visit zoos and aquariums for the latest news. If you've ever had a hunch that it's time to take nature seriously, then Bagheera is the place to be. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Imagine what kinds of creatures would live in an environment that is pitch dark 24 hours a day, full of poisonous gases, and has extreme freezing and scorching temperatures. It sounds like another planet but, it's right here on Earth-in the depths of the oceans! Climb into a virtual deep-sea vessel at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss and plunge into the abyss. Find out why Canadian scientists want to study the ocean floor to understand life on Earth. Be sure to catch the freakish creatures that live in these dark waters. They all look like something out of science fiction.
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Fill up your water bottles and get out your binoculars because you're about to take a cool journey to North America's hottest spots. Hitch your way out west by jumping onboard www.desertusa.com/animal.html and see the amazing critters hiding in the desert! There are hundreds of species of mammals, insects, birds and reptiles living in the deserts. And what makes them more fascinating is that they have learned to live in the extreme environments of the hottest, driest places on Earth. Find out how bats use echoes to fly across the night skies, and how desert mice find water. Quicktime videos let you crawl across the desert floor with a creepy tarantula or burrow down with the prairie dogs. And don't forget the whales . . . whales?! Yes, there's even some water in certain deserts, and you can cruise the Sonoran desert on a virtual boat voyage. Have a blast discovering the world of desert animals. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Immerse yourself in the world of chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute's Web site. From Jane Goodall's famous primate research to the amazing intelligence of the chimps, you'll get the lowdown on some amazing monkey business. Safari with Jane out to www.janegoodall.org. The site contains a wealth of chimpanzee information, with topics ranging from habitat and physical characteristics to their legendary communication skills. You'll love the food call, a mixture of grunts, barks and hoots! Don't forget to check out the Roots and Shoots project, which promotes care and understanding of the environment, animals and human communities globally. So get ready to spend some time with Jane Goodall studying chimpanzees in Tanzania.
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