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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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Emperor Penguin! Bow Before Your King!

Hey there Defenders! Make sure to be on your best behavior because this Animal of the Week is royalty…it’s the Emperor Penguin! These beautiful birds are actually the heaviest and tallest of all penguin species alive today. Visually they are notable for their white bellies and contrasting black wings, back, and head. Emperor Penguins also…

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Guinea Pig Information- Big Head, No Tail? Learn More Today!

Hey Defenders! Our Animal of the Week most of you will already know…it’s the cute & cuddly Guinea Pig! This blog is focused on some great Guinea Pig Information to help you learn about these cute little rodents. Unlike their names, Guinea Pigs actually don’t come from Guinea or New Guinea, and they definitely are…

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Sea Anemones! Mysterious Creatures of the Deep Blue

The oceans of our planet are home to some wild and unique creatures…from all the various fish, to invertebrates and crustaceans, and even marine mammals, wildlife is extremely diverse under the sea. One unique animal that often gets mistaken for a plant is our current Animal of the Week – the Sea Anemone! While they…

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The Bee Hummingbird! The Tale of Teeny Tiny Wings

Happy New Year and cheers to a wonderful 2019, Defenders! A new year brings us 52 new Animals of the Week, and to start it off we’ve got one of the smallest animals on the planet – the Bee Hummingbird. These hummingbirds are the smallest birds on the planet, often weighing less than 2 grams…

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The Cock Of The Plains!

Hey Defenders! This animal of the week is a heavy bodied an endangered ground bird that many defenders could easily mistake for a miniature turkey. They have large breast muscles and tails that flare upwards on the back of the bird. These cute, little, round, ground feeders are in a special group of birds that…

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Black Eyed Big Bear Cat

Even if you have been living under a rock for the past 100 years, you have probably still heard of our animal of the week! This chubby, loveable, white and black fuzz ball weighs in at an average 225lbs, and has become a huge conservation icon over the past couple of decades. It’s the Giant…

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Prairie Dog: All Prairie, No Dog!

The Baked Potato of the Great Plains Well Defenders, the year is coming to an end and that means we are going to have an exciting new year, filled with brand new animals of the week and lots of new blogs!  That’s right everyone 52 new AOTWs!! I don’t know about you guys, but I…

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