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Animal Stories Issue Date: 06-26-2016

Cool Spots imageNational Geographic Young Explorer, ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html, is a collection of stories told from the perspective of animals in their natural habitats. Read or Listen to Voyager to follow the fennec fox through the desert, then click on More Issues to see other creatures up close. In Life in a Rain Forest, follow a monkey as he encounters new wildlife. Wild Ideas shows products that were invented based on animals. Can you guess which insect inspired glow sticks? Find out how a lizard helped inventors create robots that climb walls.

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World’s Greatest Horse? Issue Date: 05-01-2016

Cool Spots imageSecretariat, secretariat.com, is one of the best-known race-horses in history. He won the prestigious Triple Crown in 1973, and his win by 31 lengths in the Belmont Stakes has never been equaled. The Big Red Horse was even the subject of a 2010 Disney movie. Visit Spotlight to learn more about owner Penny Chenery, nicknamed the “First Lady of Racing.” Jockey Ron Turcotte, who rode Secretariat to Triple Crown victory, won more than 3,000 races in his career. Secretariat’s Legacy as the world’s greatest horse will forever be remembered by racing enthusiasts.

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Antarctic Life Issue Date: 02-14-2016

Cool Spots imageAntarctic Wildlife, bas.ac.uk/about/antarctica/wildlife, offers a look at life on the Antarctic continent. Did you know that although penguins have wings and feathers, they cannot fly? They are excellent divers, however. Less than 1 percent of the continent supports plant life; the rest is covered with ice and snow. Find out which species of flowering plants are found there. The largest seabird, the albatross, can live more than 60 years. Can you guess how far it can fly in a single day?

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Horses 101 Issue Date: 10-15-2015

Cool Spots imageDid you know that there are more than 200 breeds of horses in the world? The American Museum of Natural History presents Beautiful Breeds, amnh.org/explore/ology/horse/?fid=29599. Breeding determines a horse’s qualities and the work that will best suit it. Many famous generals, including George Washington, rode Arabian horses because of their strength and endurance. See what other breeds are part of the Arabian bloodline, and Learn More about their origins. Before the Vikings brought horses to Iceland, its largest animal was the arctic fox!

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Australian Creatures Issue Date: 09-06-2015

Cool Spots imageSee wildlife from around the world at the Perth Zoo in Australia, perthzoo.wa.gov.au/animals-plants. While you may not be able to journey there to meet them in person, you can enjoy the vivid photographs and detailed descriptions provided, then download a fact sheet for your next animal research assignment. Were you aware that the largest living reptile is the Estuarine Crocodile? Its weight can reach more than 2,000 pounds! The Blue-billed Duck is rarely seen because it spends a lot of time feeding underwater, in addition to being very shy. Koalas are only found in eucalypt forests, where their favorite leaves grow.

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