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Bees Scare Me! What Can I Do?

Bzzzz! Springtime is really a magical time of year. After a cold and rainy winter, the grass is growing, animals are gathering, and flowers are blooming! With the return of the flowers, comes the return of the pollinators as their habitats flourish. There is no greater pollinator on Earth than the honey bee, but this…

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The Squadcast – Episode 5: Sonic Looks Creepy

For the 5th episode of The Squadcast our Animal of the Week brings us to the desert. The six-banded armadillo isn’t capable of rolling up in a ball, but they still have some super cool traits! All this talk of balled up animals gets Ravmon & Mychal on the topic of the Sonic the Hedgehog…

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The Squadcast – Episode 4: Earth Day Hooray

Our 4th episode of The Squadcast is here, and we’ve got a couple big holidays to celebrate! Our Animal of the Week for this episode is the Flemish Giant Rabbit, just in time to connect with Easter. Everyone loves a visit from the bunny rabbit, and these rabbits are the BIGGEST bunnies you can find!…

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A leg up on the competition – The American Flamingo

For all you Vegas party animals, recognizing a flamingo comes easy. They have them on display in that one casino and hotel…you know, the Flamingo!! The awesome part is that they actually have a flamingo exhibit at the Flamingo Casino! But, you don’t have to frequent Las Vegas to be able to recognize flamingos. In…

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The Squadcast – Episode 3: The Tail of the Killer Whale

Episode 3, yipee! This time our Animal of the Week is a stone cold killer…killer whale that is! There’s still so much we have to learn about these apex predators, but Ravmon & Mychal are ready to scrape the surface! Eventually we take a trip down memory lane to those childhood days of catching frogs…

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Nature’s wackiest creation – the Duck Billed Platypus!

Duck-billed platypus are well known for their complete and utter weirdness. So many people are confused on what a Duck-billed platypus actually is, and the majority of people even think it is some type of myth. However, this funny looking mammal is not a myth at all! It is very much alive and can be…

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The Squadcast – Episode 1: Fun with Ferrets

Hey Defenders! Thanks for tuning in to The Squad Cast! The fun and informative podcast brought to you by Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders!    Join our hosts Ravmon and Mychal on our weekly radio safari – to learn all about our planet’s animals. You will meet and learn about animals from our facility, touch on…

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Rock & Roll with the Six-Banded Armadillo!

This week our animal is a unique little mammal that comes with its own protection similar to a turtle or tortoise. It’s the good old six-banded armadillo, an omnivore that is well populated in South America. Specifically you can find these armadillos in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Armadillos are in the superorder “Xenartha”, a group…

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