California mantis animal of the week

Going Back to Cali! The California Mantis

This week we’ve got someone a little creepy crawly for our Animal of the Week…it’s the California Mantis! These awesome invertebrates are part of the Mantid family, just like the praying mantis. Like their name suggests, these insects are found in the wild in the United States. Generally they are found in the drier/warmer areas…

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Polar Bears! The Almighty Arctic Ambassador!

Greetings Defenders! We’ve got another apex predator for our Animal of the Week, and this one loves it nice and cold. That’s right, it’s the classic Polar Bear! One of the largest species of bear on the planet, the Polar Bear is a hypercarnivore. Adult males are known as “boars” while females are known as…

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Grey Wolf! Who’s Afraid of the Big Grey Wolf?

We’ve got another iconic Animal of the Week, and this time it’s the great Grey Wolf! The Grey/Gray Wolf, also known as the Timber Wolf, is the largest living wolf species on the planet. These amazing animals can have fur ranging from red and brown, to nearly pure white or black. The diet of a…

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Hungry As A Hippo!

Feeling hungry? Well no matter how hungry you are, you won’t be able to eat more than our newest Animal of the Week! These glorious mammals are known as the 3rd largest animal on land, and actually the most dangerous animal in their native Africa. If you haven’t already guessed, it’s the Hippopotamus! Hippos are…

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Try An Animal Word Search Puzzle!

Hey Defenders! Anyone who has been to elementary school has probably heard of word searches. Word searches are a fun puzzle for children and adults to work on that come in a variety of categories and range from easy to hard. Word Searches were first invented in the United States on March 1st, 1968 in…

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Check Out These Scorpion Features

Hey Defenders!  Everyone is familiar with scorpions. These iconic creatures are well known for their pincers and their powerful tails and stingers. Scorpions are arachnids and have a crunchy outside called an exoskeleton. These exoskeletons help keep the scorpion rigid and gives them structure. Since scorpions don’t have bones like other organisms we call them…

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Watch Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders on YouTube!

  Hey Defenders. Don’t forget we have an awesome animal YouTube channel with some pretty cool videos to watch!   We have our normal C.S.W.D T.V. episodes, Zoo Clipz and Wild Clipz. We are constantly shooting content and uploading episodes. We have tons of great animal footage coming out on a regular basis.  Our most current…

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Deep Sea Gigantism At Work – The Colossal Squid!

We’ve got a true behemoth as our next Animal of the Week! A marine creature that is one of the largest animals on the planet, the famed Colossal Squid! While there have been more documented cases of the Giant Squid, the Colossal Squid is even bigger from the few specimens found, reaching up to 46…

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Chinchillas | Hangin’ With The Best Of Them!

Our newest Animal of the Week is often very popular, because they are believed to have the softest fur of all animals on the planet! Can you guess who it is? That’s right Defenders, it’s the cute & cuddly Chinchilla! These adorable animals are part of the rodent family, along with the capybara, mice, guinea…

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