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The Story of Chai, Asian Elephant Issue Date: 07-17-2005

Cool Spots imageWitness the amazing birth of the first Asian elephant born at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo at www.zoo.org/
chai/site/main.htm
. Read The Story of Chai's selection for the program and the science involved with her pregnancy. The site features biological facts about Asian elephants as well as cool descriptions of how elephants have been used throughout history. Then take time to meet The Baby. You can watch tons of videos, view photos in the Gallery, and learn how baby Hansa got her name. This site is huge!

Visit: www.zoo.org/chai/site/main.htm
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Crazy Craniums Issue Date: 07-17-2005

Cool Spots imageGet inside your head with Skulls, a California Academy of Sciences Web site exhibit, at www.calacademy.
org/exhibits/skulls
. What is a Skull? Associates at the California Academy share their opinions. Structure and Function provides facts and answers to skull questions. Have you ever wondered why animal skulls look so different? In Diversity, check out different skulls and how they have adapted to the environment. Believe it or not, skulls are composed of living tissue and can tell a lot about a creature. In Living Tissue, with Field Associate Raymond Bandar's help, examine a sea lion's skull. Be hard-headed about this site.

Visit: www.calacademy.org/exhibits/skulls
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Kingdom Animalia Issue Date: 01-16-2005

Cool Spots imageHear the call of the wild at http://animal
diversity.ummz.umich.edu
where animals rule the kingdom. Animal Diversity Web teaches you about many different species of animals using pictures and sounds. You can select any of the categories of animals to learn about their biological make-up, habits and habitats. Special Topics has information on cool subjects like Spinning Skulls, Mammal Anatomy and Frog Calls. About Animal Names teaches you the scientific names of animals. In no time at all, you'll become an expert in animal classification.

Visit: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu
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Diversifying Biology Issue Date: 01-09-2005

Cool Spots imageThe planet is crawling with all kinds of life, and Biodiversity 911 at www.biodiversity911.org teaches you about biodiversity and the importance of its preservation. The site features information on the various species on the planet and the abuse or extinction of different plants and animals. Wildlife Trade tells of the illegal smuggling of animals. Soil highlights the dangers of soil erosion, and Forests details the destruction of the world's forests. To swim with some of the world's most diverse species, don't forget to visit the Fisheries.

Visit: www.biodiversity911.org
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Searching for Origins in Belize Issue Date: 10-24-2004

Cool Spots imageThe web of life can be difficult to untangle, but the scientists in From Jungle to Lab know that even the tiniest bug is a puzzle piece in the study of biodiversity. Head over to www.exploratorium.edu/origins/belize-london to watch workers at a research station in Belize spend their days cataloguing and studying living things using microscopes. Chapal Bol, a Belize native, uses his intimate knowledge of the forest to help gather specimens. You'll meet him and others dedicated to biology in People.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/origins/belize-london
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