Endangered Elephants: Facts, Threats And Conservation

Endangered Elephants

All three living elephant species are threatened; both the African bush elephant and the Asian elephant are endangered, while the African forest elephant is critically endangered. The populations of endangered elephants in both Africa and Asia are decreasing and becoming ever-more fragmented.

On this page, we cover all three endangered elephants and the threats they currently face.

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Beluga Whale In The Thames: A Rare Sighting Of An Arctic Marine Mammal In England

beluga whale thames

Beluga Whale in the Thames: An Active Wild report on the recent sighting of a beluga whale in the River Thames, England.

*** Thames Beluga Update ***

The beluga is still present in the River Thames as of Weds 10th October. Experts monitoring its welfare believe it to be healthy. It is hoped that the animal will eventually make its way back to the sea without help.

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Facts For Kids and Students: Pictures, Information & Video

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Facts

This page contains rusty patched bumble bee facts for kids and students. This animal is part of our Endangered Animals series.

A free printable pdf worksheet is available for this page. Click here or on the image below to download. (Answers can be found here.)

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Worksheet
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Worksheet: Click image to download.

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TRAPPIST-1 Facts For Kids & Students: Information On Seven Planets That Could Hold Alien Life!


TRAPPIST-1 facts for kids & students. The discovery of seven new planets could take us one step further towards finding out whether or not we’re alone in the universe!

TRAPPIST-1 Facts: Introduction

In early 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized rocky planets in orbit around a star that – in astronomical terms – isn’t very far away.

The planetary system was found by a robotic telescope, and further discoveries were made by a telescope in outer space.

As if that didn’t already sound too much like science fiction rather than ‘science fact’, NASA confirmed that three or more of the planets could potentially hold liquid water – one of the key ingredients for life!

On this page, you’ll discover facts about the star known as TRAPPIST-1, and the planets in orbit around it.

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Mars Facts For Kids

Mars Facts For Kids

The planet Mars is named after the Roman God of War. It is the fourth planet from the sun, and our next-door neighbour in the solar system (Earth is the third planet from the sun).

Nasa has recently found evidence of flowing water on Mars, which raises the likelihood that life may exist on the planet! We’ll investigate their findings further down the page.

This article contains Mars facts for kids (and adults!). Let’s find out more about the Red Planet …

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Total Eclipse Of The Moon September 2015

Blood Moon Total Eclipse Of The Moon

In the UK, in the early hours of Monday 28th September, 2015 (i.e. Sunday night) you’ll have a chance to see an amazing astronomical event: a total eclipse of the moon!

Viewing times vary in other parts of the world: check your local times!

Because the moon turns red during a total eclipse, the phenomenon has become known as a ‘blood moon’!

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