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!
Crows - Halloween Episode!
Do you think crows are scary? In this episode, we learn that crows are scary – scary smart! Did you know that crows can solve 8-step puzzles, make and use tools, recognize faces, hold a grudge and even obey traffic lights? In this episode, we learn all about these spooky smart creatures.
This episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween collaboration. I’ll be updating the show notes with a link to all the episodes once it’s published, or head to the Kids Listen app and search for the Halloween Playlist. https://app.kidslisten.org
We mentioned a bunch of videos today:
Video of the 8-step tool puzzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gui3IswQ0DI
Crows having fun in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ta33bMB70
Jaguar’s music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikzSylqEkRQ&feature=youtu.be
If you think you know the Creature Quiz or riddle, or if you do the Kid Challenge, send us an email (email@example.com) or tweet us (@coolanimalspod) and we will send you a bookmark!
Finally, thank you to our latest Patreon sponsor, Cecelia! If you’d like to be our Patreon sponsor, head to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
On this episode, we talk all about peafowl! New fact for me, only the male peafowl is called a peacock. Who knew! We also give lots of info on the peacock's beautiful tail (or train), its flying ability, and some cool facts about their eggs.
For our kid challenge, we are challenging you to make a bird feeder out of apples, nut or seed butter, and birdseed. Find an example of how to do this here: https://busylittleizzy.com/2019/09/25/homemade-apple-bird-feeder/
We also mention the Kids Listen Activity Podcast - find more about that here. https://www.kidslisten.org/season-2
If you know the answer to our creature quiz or riddle, or if you did the kid challenge, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
Dragonflies with Dr. Jessica Ware
In this episode, we talk to dragonfly and damselfly expert Dr. Jessica Ware about what makes these insects so cool. And there's a lot! Like their eyes, the way they can do math even with their tiny insect brains, how big they used to be (and sometimes still are), how long they've been around for, and even how you can try to find your own new species of dragonflies.
Thanks so much to Dr. Ware for taking the time to speak with us and share her knowledge with everyone!
We love hearing from you! You can tweet us at @coolanimalspod or email us at email@example.com
"The Naughty Crew" Music Video
Big news, listeners! Jaguar and Corduroy have made their first music video. Now, I'm not sure about the message, but you know Jaguar. Check it out on YouTube, https://youtu.be/ikzSylqEkRQ, and listen to the preview here.
Pink River Dolphins
We're back! With an episode about the pink river dolphin/aka Amazon River Dolphin/ aka Boto. In this episode we learn about why they might be their unusual color, how they look different from marine dolphins, interesting myths surrounding them, and lots more.
If you think you know the answer to our creature quiz or our riddle, or if you took part in our Kid Power challenge, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @coolanimalspod and we will send you a bookmark!
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And be sure to check out the Curious Kid podcast! We think you'll really like it.
Spider Monkeys, Part II: Interview with Dr. Michelle Rodrigues
On this second part to our spider monkey episodes, we have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Michelle Rodrigues, who has Jaguar's dream job - getting up close and personal with spider monkeys. (Although her motivations differ from Jaguar's.)
Dr. Rodrigues talks to us about spider monkey sociality, the effect of climate change on spider monkeys, whether they laugh, and - of course - answer Jaguar's question about why they are so delicious.
We always love to hear from you! You can email us at email@example.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
Thanks to Andrew of Ear Snacks for our theme song!