Planet Earth for Kids

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The Whale Hunt is On

Japan has sent out a fleet of ships on a two-month mission. Officials say that the expedition has a harmless aim: it is merely a survey to collect data on the Bryde, Sperm and Minke whales' habitats, diet and migration patterns.But the environmentalists are...

Deception and Mimicry Among Animals to Fool Enemies!

All living beings have enemies. And they all have developed interesting ways to keep them at bay. Some animals hide, others run, or just fly away when faced with danger. These are their defence mechanisms.Some animals can hide without moving. They have the unique...

The Magical Rainforest

Imagine a forest where the trees touch the sky. Due to enough rainfall, the trees grow huge and spread wide. Their tallest branches are so thick-leafed that they create a thick curtain. Even the wind does not find enough space to blow as it...

Looking at the World Upside Down

Have you seen trapeze artists hanging upside down from bars in a circus? They do it with great concentration.Bats also hang upside down from cave walls or tree branches. And they do not need to put in any effort to do so. For they...

Does a Sloth Live its Entire Life Upside Down?

Imagine living your entire life upside down. Sounds impossible? Well, it is not impossible for a sloth.The sloth is a mammal which lives in South America. It spends most of its life on trees in an upside down position.Unbelievable, but true. Sloths eat, sleep,...

Why do Dogs and Cats Eat Grass?

Cats and dogs sometimes eat grass or leaves. Have you ever wondered why these non-vegetarians should be interested in vegetarian food?It has been found that dogs and cats use certain kinds of grass and leaves as medicine. So, if you find your pet cat...

The Importance of the Mangrove Forest

Tropical coastlines and marshy areas around the world have one thing in common: mangrove forests. These consist of trees and shrubs that throw out many prop roots and sustain a large variety of aquatic animals, birds and plants. These mangroves form a complete ecosystem....

Do Bananas Grow on Trees?

You think bananas grow on trees? Wrong. They don't, because the banana tree is actually a plant. It is probably the largest plant in the world.To know more, look at the banana trunk. Is it wood? No. There are layers of skin placed in...

Scales for Safety

When you go swimming in the river, you are told to be careful about the rocks, as you may bruise yourself if you hit against them.But, fish swim in the water all the time. Through cracks and crevices in rocks inside the water, and...

Pelican Trouble

Many people living in Andhra Pradesh may have escaped the wrath of the cyclone that ravaged the state last month, but the migratory pelicans, in a small costal village in northern Andhra, weren't quite as fortunate.The storms' heavy winds and rains didn't cause as...

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