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This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!

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This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!

    Bonus! Interview with Dr. Jim Sanderson: Andean Cat

    Bonus! Interview with Dr. Jim Sanderson: Andean Cat

    We have another bonus episode in store for you today! We speak with Dr. Jim Sanderson, a conservationist and Program Manager of Wild Cat Conservation at the Global Wildlife Conservation. We wanted to speak with him about the Andean Cat, because he is one of the very few people to ever see one in nature. While we did learn some cool things about the cat, we also learned a lot about a new field - conservationism.  
    It was such an honor to get the chance to speak with Dr. Sanderson. This episode is a bit longer than usual, but we thought the whole interview was so interesting, we didn't know what to cut. 
    We hope you enjoy it, and are as inspired by Dr. Sanderson's work as we are!  

    We should be back to our normal format after this. We look forward to thanking our newest Patreon sponsor on that episode. 

    • 36 min
    Bonus! Strange Animals

    Bonus! Strange Animals

    We were excited to receive a copy of “A Book of Rather Strange Animals” by Caleb Compton. Just like it sounds, the book is a collection of unusual, weird, wacky, and just plain cool animals.  In this episode we talk about a few of the animals in the book: the purple frog; sea bunny; hammerhead worm; and vampire squid.
     
    Want to answer the creature quiz, riddle, or tell us about how you did on the kid challenge? You can reach us at coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.

    And if you’d like to financially support us, you can do so at https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals

    • 12 min
    Colossal Squid

    Colossal Squid

    On this episode, we learn all about the colossal squid – an animal that no one has actually seen move around in the ocean.   In this episode you’ll learn about their predators, how they attack prey, how colossal they really are, and the surprising amount they need to eat to stay alive. 
    Thanks to Fox and Frye for the suggestion!
    If you know the answer to the creature quiz, or did the kid challenge, let us know! You can reach us at coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod
    If you’d like to support us financially, please visit our Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
    Finally, here’s a link to the video of the colossal squid autopsy: https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-17/rare-colossal-squid-was-dissected-new-zealand-and-you-can-watch-it-youtube

    • 16 min
    Bonus: Jaguar and Corduroy Holiday Traditions

    Bonus: Jaguar and Corduroy Holiday Traditions

    Learn more about Spider Monkey Burrito Creator Day and Green Overall Day(s) with Jaguar and Corduroy. Things get a little heated, but it ends up with everyone coming together with some holiday songs. (No animal facts in this one, it's just for fun.) 

    • 10 min
    Velociraptor - Dinosaur Terrorist of the Cretaceous!

    Velociraptor - Dinosaur Terrorist of the Cretaceous!

    On this episode, we go way back in time to learn about the velociraptor! If your knowledge about the velociraptor comes from the movie Jurassic Park (like Jaguar) then you’ll be surprised to know that most of what you think is true is false! The velociraptor was only about the size of the turkey, and its hunting game was way different than portrayed.  In this episode, you’ll learn more about its dangerous claws, a prehistoric battle, and lots more. 
    We mentioned two videos in the episode. They are:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0qs5oclDkI  - Interesting information about what the velociraptor might have sounded like
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2erfy1 - BBC documentary in which they do experiments to discover more about how the velociraptor’s claws were used
    If you want to answer our creature quiz, riddle, do the kid challenge, or just want to say hi, you can reach us on Twitter at @coolanimalspod or email us at coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com
    If you’d like to support us financially, and help fund our trip to the Red Woods to study a new habitat, you can support us on our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
    Thanks for listening!

    • 18 min
    Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula Halloween Special

    Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula Halloween Special

    You can’t get much spookier than this spider, the largest of all spiders.  It’s legs alone get be up to a foot long, and it’s so hairy and creepy and…. I need to stop. 
    On this episode, you’ll learn about this tarantula’s defense mechanisms—including its ability to spew barbed hairs at its enemies, the creepy thing female spiders do to their would-be mates, and lots more. 
    We always love to hear from you! You can reach us at coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
    If you’re interested in being one of our Patreon sponsors, follow the link here:https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals 
    Thanks as always to Andrew of Ear Snacks for our theme song! 

    • 15 min

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