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Larger Than Life Issue Date: 07-29-2001

Cool Spots imageGo on an expedition and visit the Elephants of Africa at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/elephants. Encounter these enormous 12,000-pound animals in the deserts and forests of Africa. Follow the life of an elephant as it progresses from the herd to life on its own. Learn how the ivory trade has severely diminished the elephant population. Then stop by The Poaching Problem section and read about people who are trying to stop poachers from taking elephants' beautiful ivory tusks illegally. When your expedition ends, you will be an elephant know-it-all. Wrap your trunk around the Elephants of Africa.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/elephants
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Pandamania Issue Date: 02-18-2001

Cool Spots imageThere's a new panda in town -- actually two of them. Welcome Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at the Giant Pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo Web site at http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas. The site features tons of great pictures of the cute black-and-white bears, as well as a live Pandacam. Follow the links about panda research, and examine the map of the pandas' cool habitat. Then take a look at the history of pandas at the National Zoo. Learn about the first pandas traded with China, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing. For younger kids, there are coloring pages and puzzles. Finally, check out the All About Pandas and Frequently Asked Panda Questions links. Enjoy your visit with these fascinating bears.

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Horsing Around Issue Date: 01-21-2001

Cool Spots imageGallop out to the PBS Nature feature "Horses" at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/horses/introduction/3153. "What Is a Horse?" covers the evolution of horses. Did you know that 50 million years ago, horses were the size of foxes? "Riding to Freedom" looks at the role of horses in the Paralympics games, helping disabled athletes compete in equestrian events. "Horsepower" covers the fascinating role of horses in the military and for work. Whatever your interest in horses, this site will have you champing at the bit. Trot on over today.

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Goin' Bats! Issue Date: 12-17-2000

Cool Spots imageFly over to Bat Conservation International Inc. at www.batcon.org. This site has everything you want to know about bats. Check out the "FAQ About Bats" to learn how bats see in the dark or why bats hang upside down and much more. You can even find out about real vampire bats. There are lots of pictures as well as information about how to get involved in bat conservation. This is one site that will make you batty.

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Here, Kitty Kitty Issue Date: 10-29-2000

Cool Spots imageSay "meow" to "Cats! Wild to Mild" at www.nhm.org/cats. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County presents this fantastic forum of feline facts, one of the largest sites about cats on the Web. Take the guided tour to learn all about cats, from their evolution to domestication to their role in Native American cultures. Then play Cat Lotto to find out how well you know your cats. This cool cat site will make cat-lovers purr.

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