Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Hourglass Dolphin

Is it a dolphin, a killer whale, or a penguin? The hourglass penguin’s dramatic black and white markings do resemble those of a penguin or a

Hourglass Dolphin

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Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Atlantic spotted dolphins can be seen all along the East Coast. They’re known for the interesting patterns on their skin.

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

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Hector’s Dolphin

Hector’s dolphin, the smallest and rarest dolphin in the world, lives in only one place.

Hector’s Dolphin

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Dusky Dolphin

Dusky dolphins are known for their jumping ability. They just might be the most acrobatic dolphins on the planet. They love to leap in the air, sometimes twisting, turning, and...

Dusky Dolphin

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Baiji Dolphins

Thousands of baiji or white dolphins, lived in the Yangtze River just 50 years ago, but water pollution, boating, and fishing harmed this marine mammal. Today, scientists believe it is extinct. In 2006, people on a boating expedition spotted what they thought was a Baiji. No other baijis have...

Baiji Dolphins

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Irrawaddy Dolphin

The Irrawaddy dolphins live in rivers and coastal regions of Southeast Asia. These marine mammals are endangered. Of the group that live in the

Irrawaddy Dolphin

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Spinner Dolphin

Spinner dolphins are like aquatic gymnasts. They can leap high in the air, spinning several times before they land. Scientists think they spin to remove parasites and...

Spinner Dolphin

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Striped Dolphin

Striped Dolphin
Striped dolphins are among the most common dolphins. They live in groups of 25 to 100 dolphins in warm waters throughout the world. Striped dolphins are graceful swimmers. They breach the water, jumping as high as 20 feet, and rotate their tails while they’re in the air.

Striped Dolphin

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Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis)

The Amazon River dolphin or Boto is a freshwater dolphin that lives in the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers in Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, and other South American countries....

Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis)

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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates)

When we think of dolphins, it’s often bottlenose dolphins we’re thinking of. They’re graceful, smart, and friendly, and with their upturned mouths, they always look like they’re smiling.

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates)

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Beluga Whale

If you’ve heard Raffi’s song, “Baby Beluga,” you know that Beluga whales are playful and smart. These white whales have mouths that seem to turn up in a smile.

Beluga Whale

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Sperm Whale

Sperm whales have the largest brain of every animal ever to have lived on the earth. Their heads are also filled with a mysterious substance.

Sperm Whale

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Gray Whale

Gray whales are bigger than a school bus, but they are agile swimmers. Tourists love to watch them migrating up the western coasts of North America.

Gray Whale

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Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whales are the only whales to live exclusively in the Arctic. They get their names from their large upper jaw, which has a distinct curved shape, like a bow. Bowhead whales eat krill and other small fish and invertebrates.

Bowhead Whale

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Ibis – Long Legged Bird

Ibis is a long-legged wading bird which belongs to the Threskiornithidae family. There are total 28 different species of ibis that can be found around the world. They are found in all warm regions except on South Pacific...

Ibis – Long Legged Bird

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Pomeranian Dogs

Pomeranian belongs to the Spitz family of dogs. The name has been derived from Pomerania, a region of Northern Europe where this dog breed finds its origin. This is the most popular dog breeds in the

Pomeranian Dogs

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Falcon – Birds of Prey

Falcon is one of the consummate hunters of the avian world. They can spot, chase and kill prey quietly and efficiently. They are birds of prey and they belong to the genus ‘Falco’. Their scientific name is Falco...

Falcon – Birds of Prey

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is a popular dog breed in the United States. The documentation of their origin goes back at least 1,000 years. It is an affectionate, happy, adorable house dog breed. They were originally bred to be a...

Shih Tzu

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Northern pike

The Northern Pike is a fish species found in the freshwaters of the Northern Hemisphere including Russia, Europe and

Northern pike

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Stingray

Stingray is a marine creature with a flat wide body which may not look like fish but actually it is. They are closely related to sharks. They belong to a group of fish...

Stingray

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Clownfish Facts

Clownfish is a small marine fish. They have beautifully coloured bodies covered with white stripes which make them easily recognized. These fishes come in various colours like pink, red, yellow, black, brown and multi-colored stripes. They can reach between 2 and 5 inches in length. Their...

Clownfish Facts

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Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll is a relatively new cat breed that was developed by an American breeder, Ann Baker in the 1960s in Riverside, California. They are known for their silky, rabbit-like fur with bright blue eyes. Their eyes may come in different shapes and shades of blue and only purebreds have blue...

Ragdoll Cat

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Sawfish

Sawfish is a flattened marine fish that belongs to the Rajiformes order, a group which also includes rays and skates. These fishes are shaped like a shark but with a long rostrum. They got this name because of the ‘saw’ on their snout. This saw can be about one-third of their total body...

Sawfish

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Vaquita – World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

Vaquita is the world's rarest marine mammal and it is feared it will become extinct soon. It belongs to the order Cetacea. These small porpoises can be found only in the northern parts of the Gulf of California, in

Vaquita – World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

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Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew is a small, insect-eating mammal which belongs to the group of animals called sengis. They are widely distributed throughout Africa, excluding western Africa and the Sahara region. There are a total of 19 species of...

Elephant Shrew

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