Are you interested in animals? Do you want to know strange and unusual facts about them? Well, MCPL has the perfect database for you. It’s called Amazing Animals of the World. This database also offers exciting games to play. There is a challenging one called Real or Not Real. In this interactive game, the player must decide if animal descriptions e-mailed by teacher Shelford Figment are real or not.
With the arrival of Spring, the colony of invisible turtles at the library are preparing to come out of their hiding places of the winter and begin their nine month stint of causing the usual chaos here at the Red Bridge Branch. We are still not certain if any of the turtles from the neighboring grocery store have taken up residence with us, but research is underway. It’s our belief that since the information has gotten out about the endangered animals, turtle-related accidents have been reduced by at least 40%.
Have you ever wondered where the world’s first one-fingered dinosaur fossil was found? Or, where the Slipper Sea Cucumber is found? Or, how about how many geese were killed last summer for air safety? If you have ever asked yourself one of these questions, then MCPL has the database for you.
Zoos are wonderful to see anywhere you go. I've seen the St. Louis Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, part of the Omaha Zoo, and of course our own Kansas City Zoo.
Not all zoos are alike, but that's what makes them interesting. I don't remember too much about the St. Louis Zoo, but what stuck out to me were the black bears. They were wonderful. Kansas City has our own "Nikita" the white polar bear who loves to keep you entertained being a big showoff.
Did you know a duck's quack doesn't echo, that giraffes can clean their ears with their tongues, and that a crocodile can't stick out his tongue? To find out more interesting animal facts, check these out:
Easter is here. What better way to celebrate than with a rabbit-themed movie? The cult classic, Night of the Lepus, from 1972 certainly delivers the rabbits. The film stars Janet Leigh, Deforest Kelley (Dr.
Does Your Neighbor Have a Tiger? - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Part 1
You are used to hearing a neighbor’s dog bark or cats in a cat fight. If you are farther out in the country, you are even used to the sounds of cows and horses and an occasional coyote howl. But how would you feel if you heard a tiger growl or a lion roar? How would you feel if you discovered that a tiger is living next door in your suburban neighborhood? Or that a lion is roaming a nearby farm? The idea isn't so far-fetched. It's happening right across America. Tigers and lions are surprisingly easy and inexpensive to purchase as pets.