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Shortfin Mako Shark: Surfs Up!

We’re taking another trip into the deep blue for this Animal of the Week. A well known predator, this aquatic creature is on record as the FASTEST swimming shark! Yet even with their speed, commercial and sport fishing has led this animal to an “Endangered” status on the IUCN red list. The animal in question…

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Animal of the Week California Condor

California Condor: Scavenger of the West

‘There are only two animals on the planet that get to fly with the name condor on their wings. It’s the Andrean Condor and the California Condor.  Both of these birds are found in the Americas, but the California Condor is found mostly in California. This critically endangered bird, who’s range was much bigger in…

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The Squadcast – Episode 8: Time for Turtles!

The 8th episode of The Squadcast brings us through another awesome holiday – World Turtle Day! It syncs up perfect with the Animal of the Week, the Leatherback Sea Turtle. This leads our hosts to another discussion on the overuse of plastic in society and how this affects ocean life. Ravmon is reminded of a…

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Animal of the Week Giant Pacific Octopus

The Giant Pacific Octopus: An Ocean Giant

Giant Pacific Octopus are fascinating creatures. They are one of the world’s leaders in cryptic camouflage and have tentacles covered in suckers for manipulating the environment and restraining prey. They are considered to be one of the most intelligent animals alive today. Some have even gone so far as to call them aliens from another…

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Animal of the week Garden Snail

The Trail of the Garden Snail

Snails have always been one of those animals that have fascinated children for years. As a child my grandma would save any plastic jars or deli cups she had so that I could come over to her house and hunt for snails. The little inverts make beautiful shells that have 4-5 whorls, and they live…

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The Squadcast – Episode 7: Timbuktu, The Frog from Pinocchio

This episode our radio safari brings Ravmon & Mychal to a plethora of topics. Flamingos, Pinocchio, and more all sneak their way onto the agenda. Mychal gives her review of the Detective Pikachu movie, and the similarities to our real world animals, while Ravmon talks about the trailer for a new video game that has…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle That Trash!

What’s up Defenders? Like me, you probably love animals and want them to have healthy habitats on this planet for future generations. Well, it’s time to get serious about waste management. There are almost 8 billion people on this planet! Every day, Americans average 4.5 pounds of trash per person. With over 320 million people…

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Animal of the Week Spotted Hyena

The SpottieOttieDopalicious Hyena

To start off the summer month of June, we’ve got a real treat for our Animal of the week. This time we’ve got the wonderful Spotted Hyena, a hunting & scavenging mammal found in Africa. In fact, they are the most common found large carnivore in Africa, in part due to their opportunistic feeding habits….

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Animal of the Week Egyptian Cobra

The Venomous Egyptian Cobra

Coming up this time on our Animal of the Week schedule is the Egyptian Cobra. Everyone knows cobras because of their awesome defense posture! You know, when they stand up tall and flatten out their necks into a hood shape and hiss while lunging at their attackers. Egyptian Cobras are one of the largest species…

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Take A Hike!

The days are growing longer, the sun is hotter, the bees are buzzing, and animals of all shapes and sizes, from invertebrates to birds and reptiles, are out in abundance. There’s no doubt about it, winter came and went and now Spring has sprung! This past winter brought a lot of rain and wet weather…

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