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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!

Cool Facts About Animals Cool Facts About Animals Podcast

    • Pets & Animals
    • 4.3, 12 Ratings

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!

    Elephants (Part I)

    Elephants (Part I)

    We have been wanting to do elephants for SO long. Just recently, we got a slide show presentation from listener Emily that really inspired us to get moving on it!
    In this episode, we chat about elephants with Grady's friend Finn. We talk about how smart they are, the ways they communicate, how they show empathy, how big they are, how much they poop, and lots more. 
    Later this week, we will be speaking with Dr. Josh Plotnik, who studies elephants and how they socialize. Stay tuned! 
    Do you want to get in touch with us? Send us an email at coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com or tweet us @coolanimalspod.
    Thanks to Andrew Barkan of Ear Snacks for the music! 

    • 21 min
    Blue Tailed Day Geckos with Dr. Travis Hagey

    Blue Tailed Day Geckos with Dr. Travis Hagey

    Back at what seems like the dawn of time (i.e., two months ago when the kids were still at school),  Clara was working on a pollinator project for her second grade class.  Clara chose the blue-tailed day gecko. But when she started researching it, she found that there was almost no information out there about them!
    Luckily, we discovered the Skype a Scientist program, where we were connected to Travis Hagey. Dr. Hagey is an expert on day geckos (though he has not yet studied the blue tailed day gecko) and he taught us a lot about these amazing animals – like that they can drop and regrow their tails, that they probable traveled on the side of ... something (a log?) to get to the island they live on now, and why that commercial Gecko isn’t really super accurate.
    We learned a lot from Dr. Hagey, and had a super good time too.  We hope you will as well!
    As always, we love to hear from you! Email as coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com or tweet us @coolanimalspod.
    Thanks to Andrew of Ear Snacks for our theme music! 

    • 24 min
    Just for Fun: Jaguar and Corduroy Present Laugh Town

    Just for Fun: Jaguar and Corduroy Present Laugh Town

    This one is just for fun, definitely no learning here. Join in Jaguar's adventures as he travels from Transylvania to Washington to the moon to try to track down that rascally Corduroy. 

    • 27 min
    Earth Day Episode! Cool Animal Facts!

    Earth Day Episode! Cool Animal Facts!

    In this special Earth Day episode, the CFAA gangs bring you lots of cool facts about a whole bunch of different animals, including the brown pelican, purple loosestrife beetle, honey badger, dung beetle, sand cat, a headless frog, and more!
    Do you want to make a difference this Earth Day? Learn about a new animal and tell someone about it! Including us! Send us an email with an audio recording or a paragraph about your animal to coolfactsaboutanimals@gmail.com 
    Thanks for listening, and happy Earth Day! 

    • 12 min
    Kids Listen Activity Podcast: Extinct Animals!

    Kids Listen Activity Podcast: Extinct Animals!

    Hey Listeners! Happy Earth Day Week! We are hoping to get out an Earth Episode this week, but in the meantime, we wanted to direct you to the Kids Listen Activity Podcast, where we are rebroadcasting our episode on extinct animals. You can find the Kids Listen Activity Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kids-listen-activity-podcast/id1502915722
    After the episode, head to kidslisten.org/activity-podcast to find a whole bunch of activities we put together associated with this podcast episode (and over 20 others). We have ideas like building a maze out of straws, painting rocks, measuring your yawn gape and more. 
    Enjoy!

    • 1 min
    Tardigrades/Water Bears

    Tardigrades/Water Bears

    On this episode, we learn about a truly resilient animal, the tardigrade (aka the cutely-named moss piglet or water bear). 
    This animal can survive anywhere from the moon to a volcano to your own backyard. In its tun state, it can lie dormant for decades in a sort of zombie state. Very cool. 
    Thank you to Abby for supporting us on Patreon! If you would like to financially support us, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
    Find Skype a Scientist Live here: https://www.skypeascientist.com/skype-a-scientist-live.html
    If you know the answer to the creature quiz or take part in the kid challenge, let us know and we will send you a bookmark! Email us at coolanimalspod@gmail.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod. 

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Ollybanana ,

I love this

Please could you do a special episode about dinosaurs? They’re my favourite and if you did it it would make my day!

geriatric prime ,

Mind building!!!

My name is lily I am 8 years old. Your show is so educational, can you do one about the great white shark 🦈? I ❤️animals thank you for teaching me about them!!! 🐍🦎🦖🦕🕸🦂🕷🦗🦟🦈🐋🐊🐬🐠🐡🐙🦐🦞🦀🐑🦙🐐🦌🐖🐎🐂🐃🦏🐪🐪🐫🦒🦒🦘🐆🐆🐅🐅is it possible to do one on tigers 🐯 as well?

lilacmonkey ,

AWESOME

I love this show so educational but please can you do one about llama’s

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