.VolumeI, Issue 7, June 16, 1996

What do killer whales like to feast on for dinner? Why do warthogs prefer running to fighting? What are penguin wings for? All of these animal fun facts and more can be found in the depths of the Internet's wild kingdom at the Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database. Take the animal quiz, talk back to the parrots, or find out if a career in the zoo or aquarium industry is right for you. Shamu the Whale can show you his underwater world on ShamuTV. You can even ask a question or tell a fishtale to Shamu. Bring your binoculars over to www.seaworld.org and get ready for an adventure!

is a site that is bound to make you howl. Since the beginning of recorded history, wolves have illuminated the art, literature and culture of people throughout the world. Take a look at the stunning photography of these beautiful animals. Download the sound of a howling wolf that will send shivers down your spine. But donÍt be afraid. The International Wolf Center created this Web site to help you understand this intelligent, highly social creature. Whether you are fascinated or fearful, follow the paw prints to www.wolf.org to learn more about the elusive wolf.

The Parrot Page
Have you ever seen a sulfer-crested cockatoo or a long-billed Corella? Or heard the "voice" of a wild parrot? Download a scary shriek or a cuddly coo coo coo at this Australian tribute to their native birds. Browse a gallery of photos with information on many parrot breeds or visit the parrot owners' gallery where you can submit a picture and facts about your own particular parrot pal. There's even a Question and Answer Forum to answer parrot lovers' toughest questions. Don't delay! Sights and squawks of parrots await you on The Parrot Page. Fly across the World Wide Web to http:// computershop.nepean.uws.edu.au/ c/ cockatoo/ a particularly picturesque paragon of parrot perches! (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: My mom said definitely do not get Dad a tie for Father's Day. Is there anything I can get him on the Internet? I can only spend only $5 and I need it fast. Theraza, Columbus, OH.

Dear Theraza: Here's a great idea if you forgot to get a Father's Day gift, you can do it right now, and you can do it for free. Go to http:// postcards.www.media.mit.edu/ Postcards/ and create a card for him on the Internet. You can pick an image for the card and tell him what a great dad he has been all year! If your dad bought you a computer, this is a fresh way to thank him. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: When I use my computer at home, surfing the Web is a lot slower than when I'm at school. Is there anything I can do to speed things up? Sara, Miami, FL

Dear Sara: Getting connected to the Internet through a modem is a slower connection than the direct connection you probably have at your school. To speed things up without purchasing a faster modem, you can turn off the graphics capability in your browser so you can first read the text to find out what that site has to offer before looking at its pictures. If a Web page is downloading too slowly, browsers have a button that allows you to stop downloading the page. After you have stopped downloading, you can pick another place to go.

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