Return of the Rhino

ENVIRONMENT Good news! Black rhinos have returned to Chad for the first time in 46 years. (Independent) Use our resources to learn more about black rhinos. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Six rhinoceroses were recently airlifted to Zakouma National Park, Chad, from a conservation facility in South Africa. But wait … we thought there … Continue reading Return of the Rhino

Good News for Gorillas?

SCIENCE Gorillas may be far more numerous than previously thought, but they’re still critically endangered and numbers are falling fast. (The Guardian) Use our lesson to understand how abiotic factors, vegetation zones, and human activity contribute to the distribution of gorilla populations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why was the new research able to … Continue reading Good News for Gorillas?

How Tigers Benefit Farmers

ENVIRONMENT A recent study finds that the often-feared big cats actually help keep crops and domesticated animals safe from other threats. (Scientific American) Zoom in on the dwindling range of the biggest of the big cats with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research investigates “ecosystem services” offered by tigers … Continue reading How Tigers Benefit Farmers

There Might Not Be Any Wild Horses Left on Earth

SCIENCE Once thought to be the world’s only remaining wild horses, a new study shows Przewalski’s horses have domestic ancestors. (National Geographic) What is domestication? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New genetic research has revealed that Przewalski’s horses are feral, not wild. What is the difference? Wild animals … Continue reading There Might Not Be Any Wild Horses Left on Earth