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Cool Facts About Animals

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This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!

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Episode Swap! Newsy Pooloozi's Plastic Trees and Animal Poo

August 3rd, 2022

20:42

It’s an episode swap! Today we’re sharing an animal-themed newsy podcast from our Kids Listen pals Newsy Pooloozi! You’ll hear stories about animals, …

Sled Dogs: Cool Facts About Animals and The Past and the Curious Mashup

July 31st, 2022

41:40

In this special episode, Cool Facts About Animals and the Past and the Curious team up to learn all about sled dogs! We learn ten cool facts about …

Honeybees

June 30th, 2022

22:18

In this episode, we learn all about honeybees! Learn about the waggle dance, how furry bees are, and other fun facts about these amazing and …

Happy World Jaguar Day!

June 11th, 2022

11:19

Not to be confused with International Jaguar Day, we celebrate World Jaguar Day with Jaguar, his best friend Lunch the spider monkey burrito, and the rest of the crew. 

Not a lot of learning in this one, but lots of …

VERSUS! Anaconda v. Salt Water Crocodile

May 16th, 2022

27:45

Two kings of reptiles meet in our mock meetup ... anaconda versus crocodile (versus Jaguar). First, learn cool facts about the anaconda and salt …

Arctic Animals with Dr. Maarten Loonen

April 10th, 2022

26:29

During our research of the arctic fox, we discovered Dr. Maarten Loonen, a biologist who studies in the Arctic Circle. We learned so many cool things …

Arctic Fox

March 28th, 2022

27:47

Ready to learn about the pint-sized, fluffy-tailed arctic fox? Yes, the arctic fox is adorable. But it’s also tough. It's highly evolved to withstand …

Introducing Mashups by Kids Listen

March 20th, 2022

1:43

Hello listeners! We know you've heard us talk about Kids Listen before. Well, we're excited to announce that they're putting out a new podcast series called Mashups. And we're in the first episode!

The podcast "mashes …

Four Truths and a Lie

February 28th, 2022

23:40

We’re very excited about this episode of Cool Facts About Animals. We’re breaking format to present “Four Truths and a Lie.” Four of these sea …

Coyotes

January 28th, 2022

29:12

In this episode, we learn about the trickster coyote. At the end of this episode, you’ll know their defense mechanisms, how dangerous they really are …

Vaquita

January 2nd, 2022

41:01

In this episode, we learn about one of the most endangered animals in the world, the vaquita. Vaquitas are the smallest existing porpoise and there are only about 10 o them left. We learn about the vaquita, the reason …

Vaquita: Bonus interview with Dr. Barbara Taylor

January 2nd, 2022

26:22

In this companion episode to our vaquita episode we speak with scientist Dr. Barbara Taylor. She tells us even more interesting facts about the …

Vaquita: Bonus interview with Jonathan White

January 2nd, 2022

34:25

In this companion episode to our vaquita episode, we speak with conservationist Jonathan White. He tells us about his own vaquita spotting, how …

Jaguar Presents: All About Cooking (Vegetarian Version)

November 14th, 2021

20:15

Unfortunately for Jaguar, the cassowary escaped. So this all about cooking is all vegetarian. 

Cassowary

November 8th, 2021

26:50

You guessed it listeners! This episode is about the Australian flightless bird the cassowary. Learn about why this bird has been termed the world’s deadliest bird, what that horn thing is all about, and just how big …

Goblin Shark - Halloween Episode!

October 20th, 2021

23:28

We’re featuring a creepy, Halloween-worthy animal in this bonus episode! The Goblin shark gets its name because it really does look like a goblin. Learn more about its impressive mouth gape, lightning fast jaw speed, …

Bonus: One Word Story

October 12th, 2021

1:31

It's taken a bit longer than we wanted to get our next episode out. We found this goofy recording on my phone from the summer and thought you might enjoy. See you soon with our next episode!

Piranha

September 12th, 2021

24:32

Piranhas get a bad rap. They’re thought of as vicious, human killing machines. While piranhas do have some impressive teeth and an even more impressive bite force, they’re really not quite as dangerous as they’re made …

Rhinoceros Viper

August 29th, 2021

28:13

On this episode, we learn all about the venomous (not poisonous) rhinoceros viper. Learn about its cool retractable fangs, the not one but TWO types …

Episode Swap! Newsy Jacuzzi

August 9th, 2021

20:43

Hello listeners! We are doing an episode swap with Newsy Jacuzzi! We think you’ll love this podcast, another kid-grownup collaboration. They help …

Ants and Other Bugs with Dr. Mark Moffett

August 5th, 2021

24:54

Have you ever watched ants hurry busily along and wonder what they're doing? Dr. Moffett did, and decided to turn that interest into ants and other bugs into a career. In this episode, we learn about ants - from the …

Animal Facts from Our Listeners

July 25th, 2021

24:20

We asked, you answered! In this episode, we hear facts about sea slugs, lions, zombie caterpillars, wild horses, and lots more. And of course, Jaguar …

How Kids Can Stop Plastic Pollution

July 4th, 2021

40:59

Our plastic episode is here! In this episode, we learn about how much plastic is in the ocean, why that’s a problem for animals, how it all got there, and, most importantly, how you can help.

We talked to so many …

Jaguar Presents: All About Cooking Meow Meow

June 11th, 2021

16:22

This is Jaguar meow meow! Learn how to cook endangered meat with just a flame thrower, trebuchet and elbow grease in this best ever episode! 

Hippo/Hippopotamus

June 6th, 2021

24:24

In this episode we learn all about lake cow bacon, otherwise known as the hippopotamus! You’ll learn about poop-flinging, built-in sunscreen, mouth …

Cicadas - Brood X

May 10th, 2021

29:02

We at Cool Facts About Animals are pretty jealous of our east coast listeners who are about to get visited by TRILLIONS of cicadas! In this episode, …

Earth Day! Endangered and Comeback Animals

April 22nd, 2021

31:53

Happy Earth Day! In this special bonus episode, we each choose an endangered or extinct animal to learn about, then we choose an animal that’s making a rebound, and share an idea for how you can help to keep animals of …

Herons

April 12th, 2021

28:29

In this special double episode, we learn all about herons. First, we are joined by Patreon supporter and friend Meryl to learn all about the third biggest heron, the great blue heron. Then, the usual crew learn more …

Just for Fun: Jaguar & Corduroy Present Laughtown - The Trash Debacle

March 21st, 2021

19:50

Jaguar wants to cover the world in trash. Can Corduroy stop him? 

(No animal facts in this one - this is just for fun!) 

Horseshoe Crabs

March 7th, 2021

27:28

Horseshoe crabs have been around since before the age of dinosaurs! During the time, they've seen a lot of changes in the world. We talk about these living fossils, including why their blood is so valuable, their many …

Dragons with Mr. Eric and Dracomax of What If World

February 14th, 2021

35:47

Dragons are one of the most amazing animals in the world - but it's hard to get the facts about them when they are so rare.

Luckily, we were able to speak with Mr. Eric of What If World and a real live What If World …

Toads, Alligators and Turtles with Gina Zwicky

January 29th, 2021

22:17

We have a really cool special episode for you today.  In this one, we interview Gina Zwicky. Gina is a graduate student at the University of New …

Honey Badger

January 10th, 2021

18:03

This is one tough animal. Smart, recklessly aggressive, equipped with tough skin, stink bombs and sharp claws - even lions run from the honey badger! 

We mentioned a bunch of things in this episode. Here's a link to the …

Sea Star Holiday Activity Video!

December 28th, 2020

0:48

Learn more about sea stars (aka starfish) while playing along with the Cool Facts About Animals and At Your Level podcasts. During this …

Starfish aka Sea Star

December 24th, 2020

27:44

Grady, Clara, Teddy and mom Ali sit down to talk about the starfish (or is it a sea star?).  You'll learn that this festive-shaped star can come with many, many more arms than you'd imagine, what important things it's …

Gross Facts About Animals

December 13th, 2020

21:35

In this episode, the crew shares a whole bunch of really, really gross animal facts. If you do not like being grossed out, DO NOT listen to this …

Opossum

November 26th, 2020

23:40

In this episode, we get pretty confused talking about opossums v. possums - because they sound the same! We sort it out with the help of Jaguar's …

Episode Swap: Nature Nerds

November 12th, 2020

24:26

Hi Listeners! We are trying out something new this episode, and swapping an episode with our friend Laine at Nature Nerds, a podcast in the Kids …

Crows - Halloween Episode!

October 26th, 2020

29:36

Do you think crows are scary? In this episode, we learn that crows are scary – scary smart! Did you know that crows can solve 8-step puzzles, make …

Peacocks (Peafowl)

October 5th, 2020

22:06

On this episode, we talk all about peafowl! New fact for me, only the male peafowl is called a peacock. Who knew! We also give lots of info on the …

Dragonflies with Dr. Jessica Ware

September 8th, 2020

39:01

In this episode, we talk to dragonfly and damselfly expert Dr. Jessica Ware about what makes these insects so cool. And there's a lot! Like their …

"The Naughty Crew" Music Video

September 3rd, 2020

3:06

Big news, listeners! Jaguar and Corduroy have made their first music video. Now, I'm not sure about the message, but you know Jaguar. Check it out on YouTube, https://youtu.be/ikzSylqEkRQ, and listen to the preview …

Pink River Dolphins

August 17th, 2020

24:53

We're back! With an episode about the pink river dolphin/aka Amazon River Dolphin/ aka Boto. In this episode we learn about why they might be their …

Spider Monkeys, Part II: Interview with Dr. Michelle Rodrigues

July 30th, 2020

33:49

On this second part to our spider monkey episodes, we have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Michelle Rodrigues, who has Jaguar's dream job - getting up close and personal with spider monkeys. (Although her motivations …

Bonus: Corduroy's Origin Story

July 14th, 2020

13:14

It's Corduroy turn to share his origin story! Learn about how he found his corduroys and how he got his name. It involves a very famous person - …

Bonus: Jaguar's Origin Story

July 12th, 2020

22:45

Did you ever wonder how Jaguar became Jaguar? In this bonus episode, Jaguar explains how he became the cat he is today. 

Don't forget to check out his enterprise, Amazon Inn Hub & Grub at www.amazoninnhubandgrub.com 

Spider Monkeys

June 28th, 2020

26:06

The day has finally come, listeners. Jaguar learns all about spider monkeys. Now, the question is - will he learn to love them so much that he won't eat them again? Listen to find out, as well as finding out about their …

Elephants Pt. 2: Interview with Dr. Josh Plotnik

June 12th, 2020

31:11

What animal is so big it takes to podcast episodes to cover it? The elephant! In this follow-up to our first elephant podcast, we interview Dr. Josh …

Elephants (Part I)

May 26th, 2020

21:21

We have been wanting to do elephants for SO long. Just recently, we got a slide show presentation from listener Emily that really inspired us to get moving on it!

In this episode, we chat about elephants with Grady's …

Blue Tailed Day Geckos with Dr. Travis Hagey

May 15th, 2020

24:54

Back at what seems like the dawn of time (i.e., two months ago when the kids were still at school),  Clara was working on a pollinator project for …

Just for Fun: Jaguar and Corduroy Present Laugh Town

April 25th, 2020

27:28

This one is just for fun, definitely no learning here. Join in Jaguar's adventures as he travels from Transylvania to Washington to the moon to try to track down that rascally Corduroy. 

Earth Day Episode! Cool Animal Facts!

April 22nd, 2020

12:33

In this special Earth Day episode, the CFAA gangs bring you lots of cool facts about a whole bunch of different animals, including the brown pelican, …

Kids Listen Activity Podcast: Extinct Animals!

April 20th, 2020

1:47

Hey Listeners! Happy Earth Day Week! We are hoping to get out an Earth Episode this week, but in the meantime, we wanted to direct you to the Kids Listen Activity Podcast, where we are rebroadcasting our episode on …

Tardigrades/Water Bears

April 15th, 2020

17:15

On this episode, we learn about a truly resilient animal, the tardigrade (aka the cutely-named moss piglet or water bear). 

This animal can survive …

Rebroadcast: Unicorns (April Fools!)

April 1st, 2020

27:48

In honor of one of our favorite holidays, we are rebroadcasting our April Fools Day episode from last year, starring Mr. Eric of What if World. It's …

Giant Clams with Dr. Dan Killam

March 28th, 2020

27:00

On this episode, we take advantage of the amazing Skype a Scientist program and speak with Dr. Dan Killam, an expert on giant clams. 

We learned so much about giant clams - including how their eyes work (and that they …

Introducing the Kids Listen Activity Podcast!

March 18th, 2020

1:50

Starting this week, Kids Listen member podcasts – like What If World, The Past and the Curious, The Good Words Podcast, Book Club for Kids, Little Bedtime Stories, Tumble Podcast, Timestorm, Be Calm on Ahway Island, …

How Kids Can Help Animals – Interview with Allyson Shaw of Nat Geo Kids

March 11th, 2020

27:53

On this bonus episode of CFAA, we speak with Allyson Shaw, an editor and writer at National Geographic Kids.  In this interview we learn about “comeback critters,” animals that were struggling but are now doing a lot …

Koalas

February 28th, 2020

22:52

Hello listeners! On this episode we are learning all about Koalas (not bears).  We learn a number of really gross things that these animals do, …

Bonus! Interview with Dr. Jim Sanderson: Andean Cat

February 3rd, 2020

36:50

We have another bonus episode in store for you today! We speak with Dr. Jim Sanderson, a conservationist and Program Manager of Wild Cat Conservation at the Global Wildlife Conservation. We wanted to speak with him …

Bonus! Strange Animals

January 21st, 2020

12:38

We were excited to receive a copy of “A Book of Rather Strange Animals” by Caleb Compton. Just like it sounds, the book is a collection of unusual, …

Colossal Squid

January 2nd, 2020

16:55

On this episode, we learn all about the colossal squid – an animal that no one has actually seen move around in the ocean.   In this episode you’ll …

Bonus: Jaguar and Corduroy Holiday Traditions

December 5th, 2019

10:15

Learn more about Spider Monkey Burrito Creator Day and Green Overall Day(s) with Jaguar and Corduroy. Things get a little heated, but it ends up with …

Velociraptor - Dinosaur Terrorist of the Cretaceous!

December 1st, 2019

18:12

On this episode, we go way back in time to learn about the velociraptor! If your knowledge about the velociraptor comes from the movie Jurassic Park (like Jaguar) then you’ll be surprised to know that most of what you …

Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula Halloween Special

October 31st, 2019

15:45

You can’t get much spookier than this spider, the largest of all spiders.  It’s legs alone get be up to a foot long, and it’s so hairy and creepy and…. I need to stop. 

On this episode, you’ll learn about this …

Orca/Killer Whale

October 19th, 2019

24:09

In this episode, we talk about new discoveries about orcas (aka killer whales), learn more about how smart they are (learning words!), and Jaguar gets a little jealous.

We’ve got lots of links in this one:

Here’s the …

Bonus! Exquisite Creatures

October 5th, 2019

12:32

The Cool Facts About Animals crew got the opportunity to head to Oregon’s science museum (OMSI) to check out the new exhibit, Exquisite Creatures, …

Whale Shark

September 16th, 2019

17:19

It's a whale! It's a shark! It's not a whale at all, it's the biggest fish in the sea! It's a whale shark! 

On this episode we get way too silly talking about filter feeding, the differences between whales and sharks, …

Bonus: Fill in the Blanks with Jaguar and Corduroy

September 1st, 2019

11:12

Just for fun this long weekend, we're doing filling in the blank word games with Jaguar and Corduroy! We'll be back with more cool animal facts in a …

Sea Pigs

August 27th, 2019

12:50

Another special summer episode, this time featuring Tristan and Quinn.  Besides being Sea Pig experts, they are also cousins to Grady, Clara, and …

Tarantula Hawk Wasps with Dr. Justin Schmidt

August 4th, 2019

26:42

A long, long time ago we got a request from James—who was 5 at the time—to do an episode about tarantula hawk wasps. When we started researching the …

Bonus! Luna Moth

July 18th, 2019

12:24

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon, we are celebrating a moon-themed animal--the Luna Moth! Learn about its fierce defense tactics as a caterpillar, the one important thing its missing as an …

Versus! Oregon Birds of Prey v. Songbirds

July 4th, 2019

11:41

On this episode, we travel all the way to… Grady’s elementary school to do a “versus” episode. This past school year, Grady’s third-grade class did a …

Bald Eagle (Bonus 4th of July episode!)

July 4th, 2019

5:35

This episode was originally part of the Kids Listen sampler, which you can also find on our feed. But to celebrate the 4th, we are bringing you 5 minutes packed with facts about the United States' national bird. Enjoy! 

Golden Poison Dart Frog

June 23rd, 2019

19:55

Happy Summer! On this episode, we are talking about a sunny-colored frog, which happens to be one of the most toxic animals in the world – the golden …

Our listeners speak!

May 31st, 2019

18:21

It’s our first ever listener episode! We learn from you listeners lots of cool facts about animals, including king cobras, goats, sand cats, and …

Bald Eagle + Summer Sampler (Kids Listen Bonus!)

May 22nd, 2019

55:51

Cool Facts About Animals has teamed up with a bunch of other kids’ podcasts to bring you an hour of high-quality kids audio programming – just in …

Green Bomber Worms

May 12th, 2019

19:20

The bomber worm was only discovered about 10 years ago, but it’s not rare. This deep, deep underwater creature has one of the coolest defense …

Extinct Animals - Special Earth Day episode

April 21st, 2019

18:47

 

Happy Earth Day, listeners! On this special episode we talk about four cool animals that have been impacted by humans and climate change: the dodo …

Thorny Devil

April 17th, 2019

23:34

It’s Teddy’s favorite animal, the Thorny Devil! Join us as we learn all about this six-inch mountain dragon. It’s got more defense mechanisms than …

Unicorns

April 1st, 2019

27:28

We looked high and low for the information we needed to research our episode on unicorns. But try as we might, we could not find even basic facts …

Little Blue Penguin

March 28th, 2019

20:34

Clara’s class has spoken! This week’s episode is all about the Little Blue Penguin (aka Fairy Penguin). This adorable little dude weighs in at just about two pounds, and stands only about a foot, but it packs a lot of …

And the winner is....

March 15th, 2019

9:40

Last week, CFAA went on the road to Clara's 1st grade classroom. Her class has been studying penguins for the past month -- and wow, did they know a lot about them! We asked the students to break into groups for each of …

Interview with a Jaguar (Bonus)

March 2nd, 2019

4:46

Ever wonder what makes Jaguar... well Jaguar? We dive deep into the mind behind the feline in this interview. We cover favorite foods, vacation …

Squirrels

February 27th, 2019

25:48

In this episode, we speak to squirrel expert Amanda Robin, a PhD student at UCLA. She taught us about the fascinating world of squirrels, including how they decide to store or eat their nuts, what chunking is, and other …

Duck-Billed Platypus

February 9th, 2019

20:29

It's our most requested episode ever AND our most-answered riddle ever!  You guessed it - it's the platypus. 

This is one seriously cool animals you …

Blue-Ringed Octopus

January 27th, 2019

19:20

On this episode we are exploring the deadly but adorable blue-ringed octopus. This little guy is only the size of a golf ball, but has enough venom …

Porcupines

January 12th, 2019

22:27

It's our one-year anniversary! We are celebrating with an episode about... porcupines! Okay, it has nothing to do with our anniversary, but still... porcupines! 

For this episode, we had a chance to go to the Oregon Zoo …

Gray Whales with Oregon State Parks Ranger Luke Parsons

January 1st, 2019

14:27

Ahoy, CFA listeners! We took a road trip to the Oregon Coast to meet with Luke Parsons, an interpretive ranger with Oregon State Parks and see the …

Bonus! Interview with Oregon Zoo Expert Travis Koons About Condors!

December 16th, 2018

18:07

How cool would it be to get a chance to bring a species back from the brink of extinction? Travis Koons of the Oregon Zoo tells us all about it in …

California Condors

December 16th, 2018

23:38

This bird isn't cool just because its wingspan rivals the length of a grizzly bar on its hind paws. Nope, this bird battled its way back from the …

Blue Whale Expert Bruce Mate

December 4th, 2018

17:08

We were so honored to get a chance to Skype with Dr. Bruce Mate of Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute. He is the expert on marine mammals, including blue whales. We learned so much from him, and had such …

Blue whales

December 4th, 2018

17:05

This episode is part of a double episode. Be sure to check out our interview with Dr. Bruce Mate of Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute too! 

In this episode, we dive into the big world of blue whales. Not …

Turkey

November 20th, 2018

10:30

Want to impress the adults at the Thanksgiving table with lots of cool facts and jokes about turkeys? You're in luck! We cover 12-ish terrific facts …

Orca versus Great White Shark

November 13th, 2018

14:55

We're doing a bonus episode as we wait for an exciting special guest to return from Russia to talk to us about blue whales.

Jaguar and Grady deliver a spooky mystery about underwater giants that kept washing up on shore …

Vampire Bats

October 23rd, 2018

19:29

It's our first Halloween episode! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we are bringing you a rather creepy animal - the vampire bat. Because the mom on …

Lemurs

October 14th, 2018

24:13

We tackle two listener requests in this episode - the ring tailed lemur and the aye aye, another type of lemur. Some of the coolest things we talk …

Bonus! 20 Cool Facts About Animals

September 30th, 2018

12:21

Happy International Podcasting Day! We're celebrating with this bonus episode, where we share 20 super cool facts about animals. You'll learn what …

Giraffe

September 24th, 2018

17:15

Have you ever wondered why a giraffe has those spots? Or why its tongue is purple? Or why it has such a long neck - or hey, how blood gets all the way up to its head? We answer all these questions this episode! Plus, …

Mountain Lion

September 7th, 2018

17:02

It's a mountain lion! It's a puma! It's a cougar! No... it's all of them! (But not you, jaguar.) Learn more about this large cat on this silly …

Gorilla

August 21st, 2018

18:02

Gorillas get a pretty bad rap in movies and tv shows. They’re usually shown as being aggressive, violent, and not very intelligent. In fact, gorillas …

What Can Kids Do To Protect Animals?

August 7th, 2018

18:03

In this episode, we are so incredibly thrilled to bring you our interview with our local congressperson, Rep. Earl Blumenauer. We talk about salmon, …

Salmon

August 7th, 2018

25:21

Wow, what a packed episode! In this one, you'll learn about spawning, what baby fish are called (hint: not hamburgers), how many miles they can travel, how big they get, and more interesting facts. And you'll get …

Sloth

July 30th, 2018

14:39

This episode comes to you from our camping trip at Fort Stevens at the very top of Oregon. Sloths have a bad reputation for being lazy, but they …

Barn Owl

July 15th, 2018

14:05

In our goofiest episode to date, the CFAA crew talks about the barn owl aka ghost owl aka demon owl aka you get the point owl. We talk about how it …

BONUS! More Mosquito Madness!

July 3rd, 2018

14:13

In this bonus episode of Cool Facts About Animals, we interview Kathryn Olivarius, a professor of history at Stanford University who studies the …

Mosquitoes

June 28th, 2018

16:49

On this episode, we bring you all sorts of cool facts about the deadliest animal on earth- the mosquito. We will be talking about how they spit on …

Lion

June 12th, 2018

18:32

On this episode, we tackle a listener request from Grace. The lion has a roar that can be heard for miles, a mane that gives clues to their age, and - most importantly to jaguar - jaguar and lion used to be the same …

Mantis Shrimp

June 1st, 2018

16:53

Wow, this is one cool animal - although it has had over 400 million years to evolve to its level of coolness. It has the most complex eyes in the …

Bonus Episode: Schools of Fish

May 21st, 2018

12:59

We are bringing you this bonus episode as part of the #kidslistensweeps for #schoolsalmostout! In keeping with the school theme, we are talking about …

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

May 18th, 2018

17:35

On this episode, we learn about a beautiful, venomous creature that lives in the southern United States. The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake can do …

Raccoon

May 5th, 2018

15:38

On this episode, we’re taking a listener request from Charlie, all the way out in Australia! The creature he chose doesn’t actually live in Australia, but we’ve had a lot of experience with it here in Oregon. The …

North American Bullfrog

April 27th, 2018

13:24

Did you know that the North American Bullfrog gets its name because its call sounds a lot like a cow? We put your ears to the test with an audio …

Special Earth Day Animal Episode!

April 21st, 2018

24:28

Earth Day is April 22! You may not know this, but all of us *love* the earth. It’s where all the animals we love live! In this episode we talk about …

Red Fox

April 12th, 2018

17:34

The fox is the most widespread and abundant wild carnivore in the world. On this episode, we’re talking about the red fox, which is like a compass in some important ways. It can also pounce higher and farther than any …

The Rhino and Its Horn

April 3rd, 2018

14:55

On this episode we are taking about the five species of rhinos, how some are on the brink of extinction, and why. We also talk about poop, because that's what we do best. 

Thanks so much to Chaitanya for the suggestion!

Bearded Dragon

March 26th, 2018

15:33

So many cool facts about this animal. It can change color for multiple reasons, and on multiple parts of its body, it can change sex based on …

Bengal Tiger

March 20th, 2018

15:14

There aren't many tigers left in the world, but most of the ones that remain are Bengals. This beautiful striped animal is a ferocious hunter, …

Inland Taipan

March 17th, 2018

15:04

It's the most venomous snake in the world, but not the most deadly! This reclusive snake can deliver a punch of poison powerful enough to kill 100 …

Moose

March 10th, 2018

17:46

This episode we are talking about the elusive moose. (Thanks Aunt Martha for the suggestion!) In this episode we learn surprising facts about how often the moose attacks, when the moose is in prime antler mode, how they …

Narwhal

March 6th, 2018

14:32

On this episode, we learn about the unicorn of the sea - also known as the narwhal. The narwhal is probably most known for its distinctive tusk, or tooth, that spirals out from its mouth. That tusk can do all sorts of …

Flying Fish

March 3rd, 2018

15:31

The flying fish. It's a fish that flies! A fish. That. Files. How cool is that? It's so cool that at least one country has worked its entire calendar …

Jaguar

February 27th, 2018

15:15

We get a little silly this episode talking about Jaguar's favorite animal, the jaguar. You'll learn how to spot (no put intended) the differences between a jaguar and a leopard, whether a black panther even exists, and …

Snowy Owl

February 23rd, 2018

13:20

With it's massive wingspan, beautiful white feathers, and eerie yellow eyes, the snowy owl is a beauty. It's also the star of one of our favorite …

Zebra

February 20th, 2018

14:44

Is the zebra black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? What would you call a zebra crossed with a cow? How long does it take before a …

Red Panda

February 17th, 2018

14:13

The red panda has adapted in lots of cool ways to cool temperatures. It is also an expert at hanging out in trees, eats a massive amount of food, and …

Brown Bear

February 11th, 2018

19:56

It's Corduroy's lucky day! Today we are learning all about the massive brown bear. This is a special episode because we actually get to talk to someone (Grandpa!) who has seen a few brown bears in person. We hear about …

Frogfish

February 9th, 2018

14:07

The frogfish is a genius at camouflaging. In fact, it's one of the world's best aggressive mimickers. It also uses a trick we've seen before... see if you can guess what! Be sure to listen to the end for our CREATURE …

Snow Leopard

February 7th, 2018

16:43

On this episode, we talk about the snow leopard, thanks to a suggestion from the Peace Out podcast. The snow leopard is a beautiful, solitary animal …

Naked Mole Rat

February 5th, 2018

12:55

What animal never ages, might have the cure to cancer, and acts like an ant despite being a mammal? The naked mole rat! This is one of the coolest …

Blue Sharks

February 3rd, 2018

12:25

The blue shark is built like a super skinny airplane, can have an amazing amount of babies at a time, and has booger-like stuff in its pores. What's …

African Wild Dog

February 1st, 2018

9:35

On this episode of Cool Facts About Animals, we get to our next listener request: the African Wild Dog (thanks Ingram!). These dogs are so neat - …

Beaver

January 29th, 2018

15:48

On this episode of Cool Facts About Animals, the kids and I share lots of cool information about the beaver. Just a few of the things we …

Pangolin

January 28th, 2018

8:34

The pangolin might just be the cutest animal you've never heard of. Some of the many cool things about this animal: its tongue can be as long as a …

Tokay Gecko

January 26th, 2018

13:49

Even if you aren't a big reptile fan, you should check out this episode on tokay geckos. Besides being adorable, they can also lick their eyelids, …

Sea Animals that Glow in the Dark

January 21st, 2018

11:54

We are breaking our usual format today to talk about a whole bunch of animals that all have something in common: bioluminescence. Bioluminescence, …

Mako Sharks

January 20th, 2018

14:38

On this episode, we dive deep into the world of Mako sharks, thanks to a request from our listener friend Finn. These speedy, toothy animals are not …

Praying Mantis

January 18th, 2018

13:50

This week we tackle our first listener request - the praying mantis. Other than, oh I don't know, EATING BIRDS, there are a lot of cool things about …

Golden Snub - Nosed Monkeys

January 17th, 2018

8:06

In this episode, Grady and Clara share some information about the silver long-nosed giraffe. No wait--golden snub-nosed monkey. These primates live …

Assassin Bugs

January 15th, 2018

8:32

In this episode of Cool Facts About Animals, we are talking about the seriously creepy assassin bug. You won't believe how they kill their prey - or …

UPDATED Burrowing Owls

January 14th, 2018

6:11

In this episode, Grady, Clara and Theo talk about burrowing owls. Burrowing owls have lots of cool things about them, but one of the coolest has to …

Galapagos Tortoise

January 12th, 2018

7:35

This is the second episode of our kid-made podcast "Cool Facts About Animals." This week, we will be discussing the Galapagos Tortoise - a very slow, …

Cheetah

January 11th, 2018

5:30

Animal-lover Grady, age 7, is joined by his 5-year-old sister Clara, 3-year-old brother Theo, and cough cough year-old mother Ali to discuss cool …

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