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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!



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 why they are in such danger, and how to help. We meet with two vaquita experts – Dr. Barbara Taylor and conservationist Jonathan White – to help us better understand the plight of the vaquita. Be sure to check your feed for our stand-alone interviews with them too.

Thanks to listener Max for bringing the vaquita to our attention.

If you think you know the answer to our Creature Quiz or our riddle, or take part in the Kid Power challenge, send us a note and we’ll send you a bookmark! Email us at or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.

Thanks also to Maude and Jiggy, our Patreon sponsors. If you would like to support us on Patreon, head over here: Funds raised will go toward traveling to meet with scientists in person, once it’s safe to do so.

Thanks to Regional Arts & Culture Council for our podcasting equipment.

And thanks to Andrew Barkan of Ear Snacks for our theme music!

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