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Animal Tales

April 2020

Animal Tales is a children's animal and poster magazine perfect for animal-loving kids between the ages of six and twelve. It's filled with heart-warming animal stories, articles that will educate, and an extensive fun and games section- plus a series of six collectible animal posters will be included in each issue.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Media Operations, Inc
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6 Issues

In this issue

4 min.
zoo knew?

Twin pandas were born in Germany! What’s better than one baby panda? Two, of course! A pair of twin male cubs were born at the Berlin Zoo in Germany to mom Meng Meng and dad Jiao Qing. The cubs were named Meng Xiang, which means desired dream and Meng Yuan which means fulfilled dream. The zoo followed the Chinese tradition of announcing their names 100 days after they were born, and the pandas are expected to be out and about in the zoo so the public can see them this year. Squirrels rely on birds to stay safe! Researchers in Ohio discovered that squirrels rely on birds to keep them out of danger. Squirrels listen to the tweets of birds in their area to find out if a predator is nearby or not. If…

1 min.
animal babies

SEND US YOUR PHOTO! Send us a picture of your baby animal, and it could end up on this page! Email it to us at mail@animaltalesmag.com or send it to Animal Tales, Animal Babies, 4 New York Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004. Sorry, pics can’t be returned. CANETTI/SHUTTERSTOCK; GARY STONE/SHUTTERSTOCK;BLANKA BERANKOVA/SHUTTERSTOCK;ANDRZEJ KUBIK/SHUTTERSTOCK;ELENA LARINA/SHUTTERSTOCK; TROSSJONES/SHUTTERSTOCK;FAMVELD/SHUTTERSTOCK…

1 min.
a peacock’s tale!

BODY PARTS: CREST: Feathers that create a crown-like appearance on top of a peacock’s head MANDIBLE: The upper and lower parts of the beak OCELLI: Bright spots on tail feathers that attract the attention of a female PEAFOWL: Colored feathers that spread out like a fan to either attract a mate or scare predators PRIMARIES: Outer wing feathers used for flying SADDLE: The rear part of the back, extending to the tail SECONDARIES: Inner wing feathers used for flying that sustain them in the air SPUR: Known as “kicking thorns,” they’re located on the back of their legs and used during territorial fights TERTIARIES: Feathers that cover primary and secondary feathers and help smooth airflow over the wings and tail HAPPYPICTURES/SHUTTERSTOCK;BKGD:JOHNPLUTO/SHUTTERSTOCK…

2 min.
make magical unicorn horns!

Ingredients : 2 teaspoons imitation clear vanilla extract ¼ cup Wilton meringue powder egg white substitute ½ cup water 1 cup granulated sugar pink Wilton icing color sky blue Wilton icing color lavender Wilton icing color Supplies: 6 inch lollipop sticks non-stick cookie sheet 9 inch angled spatula 16 inch disposable piping bags round decorating tip 1A parchment paper ruler mixing bowls (3 needed) scissors pencil Directions: 1 To make the unicorn horn template, use a pencil and draw 3 triangles on the backside of a piece of parchment paper (ours were about 6½x1½ inches). Turn the paper over and place it pencil-side-down on a cookie sheet; set aside for later. 2 In a large bowl, whip meringue powder and water with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peak-looking sections of foam form. Gradually add sugar and continue to whip until combined. Mix in vanilla. 3 Place 2 tablespoons…

1 min.
you said!

WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? WHAT’S CUTER: A PANDA OR A RED PANDA? WOULD YOU RATHER SPIN IN A HAMSTER WHEEL OR SWIM IN A FISH TANK? DO YOU HAVE A CLASS PET AT SCHOOL? WOULD YOU BE SCARED TO HOLD A SNAKE? DO YOU THINK BUGS ARE GROSS OR COOL? HAS YOUR DOG EVER EATEN YOUR HOMEWORK? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BUTTERFLY HATCH? DOES YOUR PET LIKE RIDING IN THE CAR? ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE! CUT OUT AND MAIL TO: Animal Tales, You Said It!, 4 New York Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, email your answers to mail@animaltalesmag.com. FANDESIGN/SHUTTERSTOCK;SANHOYANO/SHUTTERSTOCK;ABSELOMZERIT/SHUTTERSTOCK;ALEXKALASHINKOV/SHUTTERSTOCK;VALENTINAPROSKURINA/SHUTTERSTOCK;EILEENKUMPF/ SHUTTERSTOCK;SERGEY/SHUTTERSTOCK;MR.SOMMANAT/SHUTTERSTOCK;JSTAYLEY401/SHUTTERSTOCK;SUNS07BUTTERFLY/SHUTTERSTOCK;LEVENTEGYORI/SHUTTERSTOCK…

3 min.
to work with sloths!

What’s better than seeing sloths at the zoo? Getting to work with sloths at the zoo! That’s exactly what Melissa Martin does at the Little Rock Zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s the primates’ animal keeper and is responsible for taking care of Rosalie, the zoo’s two-toed sloth. Read on to see what she’s telling us about her awesome job! THE DAILY GRIND My job is worth all of the work I do, to be able to be around such an amazing animal all day!— MELISSA MARTIN Sloths are known for being slow, but to work with them you need to be quick on your feet. Melissa’s workdays start as early as 7:00 in the morning and end at around 4:30 p.m. — and she’s moving around all day. Once she arrives, the…