For Parents
Kids' Home
Contact Us

Kids Learn at the Library

Browsing "animals"

Researchers have outfitted songbirds with tiny geolocator backpacks that record the birds' migration patterns. The big surprise? the birds ... [Read more]

Scientists have confirmed that male Dyaks, Malaysian fruit bats, can produce milk. So far, they haven't seen a male Dyak ... [Read more]

Why is silk expensive? It takes about 1700 cocoons (about a pound of silk) to make one dress. To get ... [Read more]

To be a better driver, learn from the ants. "They never get stuck in traffic'" says an entomologist. "We should ... [Read more]

Gila monsters have thick tails that grow thicker after meals because that's where they store fat. These lizards have been ... [Read more]

After the Boston Tea Party led to a shortage of imported tea in the young United States, thirsty Americans followed ... [Read more]

Some termites communicate the size of the wood they are feeding on by knocks, bumps, clicks, and wiggles. If they ... [Read more]

Believe it or not, Mickey Mouse started his career as a rabbit--in 1927 as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, to be ... [Read more]

Scientists have discovered that baby crocodiles call out from inside their eggs, allowing neighboring babies to synchronize their hatching. Mother ... [Read more]

The next great improvement in CD & DVD technology may come from the eye of a shrimp. In addition to ... [Read more]

The relationship between ants and aphids has long been seen as mutually beneficial: the ants protect aphids from predators such ... [Read more]

A tiny worm can turn ants into berries. Well, not exactly; but scientists working in a Central American rainforest discovered ... [Read more]