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!
Dragons with Mr. Eric and Dracomax of What If World
Dragons are one of the most amazing animals in the world - but it's hard to get the facts about them when they are so rare.
Luckily, we were able to speak with Mr. Eric of What If World and a real live What If World dragon, Dracomax! Dracomax fills us in on all sorts of interesting stuff about dragons, like their favorite jokes, systems of governance, and their deepest, darkest secrets (it involves pudding). We hope you have as much fun listening as we did making this episode. If you do, be sure to check out What If World!
Thanks to our Patreon sponsors June, Iris and Manni! If you'd like to support us financially, you can check out our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
Toads, Alligators and Turtles with Gina Zwicky
We have a really cool special episode for you today. In this one, we interview Gina Zwicky. Gina is a graduate student at the University of New Orleans, where she studies reptile immuno-evolution, and she knows a ton of stuff about toads, frogs, alligators and turtles. In this episode, we learn about snapping turtles' butt-breathing, how to tell an alligator from a crocodile, and why frogs have the coloring they do. We also learn about Gina's frog watch events, and why they're helpful to science. We hope you enjoy!
This is one tough animal. Smart, recklessly aggressive, equipped with tough skin, stink bombs and sharp claws - even lions run from the honey badger!
We mentioned a bunch of things in this episode. Here's a link to the Nature documentary:
Here's a link to our YouTube channel - you can check out our collaboration with At Your Level and we will post a drawing lesson in the near future:
Here's a link to our Patreon page:
Granola bar recipe:
Thanks to Andrew of Ear Snacks for our theme song!
Sea Star Holiday Activity Video!
Learn more about sea stars (aka starfish) while playing along with the Cool Facts About Animals and At Your Level podcasts. During this activity-filled video, you'll learn how to draw the crown of thorns sea star, make an origami sea star, and hear a story about a sea star going to the library. You'll also get to see Jaguar interviewed as a sea star - aka Ulysses S. Grant. Plus, dad jokes and some holiday trombone music.
Watch it here:
Starfish aka Sea Star
Grady, Clara, Teddy and mom Ali sit down to talk about the starfish (or is it a sea star?). You'll learn that this festive-shaped star can come with many, many more arms than you'd imagine, what important things it's lacking, the strange place its eyes are located, and about its amazing superpower.
Here’s a picture of that heron and eel: https://www.livescience.com/snake-eel-bursts-out-of-heron.html
Here’s a picture of a crown of thorns sea star: https://oceana.org/marine-life/corals-and-other-invertebrates/crown-thorns-starfish
Here's some pictures of a sea star growing its body from an arm - https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/starfish-regenerating.html
Here’s a link to our YouTube channel – stay tuned for our activity video in collaboration with At Your Level! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt89IP0pdPUfvETol8qHKjg
If you can answer our Creature Quiz, Riddle or want to take our Kid Power challenge, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @coolanimalspod
Thanks again to Miles and Anna for being our Patreon sponsors. You can sponsor us here: https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals
Gross Facts About Animals
In this episode, the crew shares a whole bunch of really, really gross animal facts. If you do not like being grossed out, DO NOT listen to this episode! Animals include a toad that gives birth by baby toads breaking through the skin on its back, a lizard that shoots blood from its eyes, an animal that feasts on human skin, and a sea cucumber that shoots out its internal organs.
We have a lot of show notes today. Here are the promised links, plus a picture of the Surinam toad (beware this picture is gross!).
Jaguar’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/TheRealJaguar2
Corduroy’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/Corduro96602363
Tongue-eating isopod post: https://twitter.com/JimmyBernot/status/1337129154484056066
Birds decorating their nest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1zmfTr2d4c
Picture of the Surinam toad: https://www.naturepl.com/stock-photo-surinam-toad-pipa-pipa-young-emerging-from-under-skin-of-mother-image01563459.html
Frogs with hair: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2300424/The-frog-breaks-bones-produce-claws-burst-skin-like-X-Men-s-Wolverine.html
If you have a gross animal fact to share, or think you know the answer to our riddle, send it to us by email at email@example.com or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.
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