New Animal Article: Koala

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Koala

Koala
Koalas have special adaptations that enable them to feast on eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are highly fibrous and poisonous to other animals. But koalas have bacteria in their stomachs that break down the fiber and toxic oils and allow them to absorb 25% of the nutrients.
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Animal Fact Guide Receives Top Grade from Education World

Education World: An Educator's Best FriendAnimal Fact Guide was recently reviewed by Education World, an online resource that helps educators integrate the internet into the classroom. Our site was rated overall with an A, receiving an A+ for content and B+ for design.

We are thrilled to receive such a great review and will continually add more articles to our database of animal facts.  We will also strive to improve the site to make it even more accessible to a wide audience.

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New Additions to Animal Fact Guide

Check out Animal Fact Guide’s recently added animal articles and fun downloads!

NEW ANIMALS

Atlantic puffinAtlantic Puffin
Did you know that Atlantic puffins live out in the open sea most of the time and only come to land to breed for a few months a year?  Also, although puffins resemble penguins in their black and white markings, they are not related to penguins at all. In stark contrast to penguins, Atlantic puffins are excellent fliers and can reach speeds up to 88 km/h (55mph)!
Learn more facts about Atlantic puffins »

Cougar (Mountain Lion)Cougar (Mountain Lion)
The cougar, also commonly called the mountain lion, puma, and panther, is the largest cat in North America.  However, unlike other big cats such as lions and tigers, the cougar cannot roar and instead purrs like a house cat. Furthermore, with a slender body and round head with pointed ears, the cougar’s body shape closely resembles that of a house cat, only larger.
Learn more facts about cougars »

Free Giant Panda Maze
FUN ANIMAL DOWNLOADS
We’ve also added more fun FREE downloads (in PDF format) to the Fun Stuff section including animal mazes! New additions include:

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Animal Fact Guide Recognized by the American Library Association

ALA Great Websites for Kids Seal

The American Library Association has selected Animal Fact Guide to be included in their Internet guide of Great Web Sites for Kids.

Websites selected for the honor must meet several standards put forth by a committee of children’s librarians. They must show commendable quality and encourage young people’s interests. According to Karen Lemmons, co-chair of the Great Web Sites for Kids committee, “Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for ages birth to 14, outstanding in both content and conception.”

Animal Fact Guide will be posted to the ALA’s Great Web Sites for Kids site in December or January.

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