At least, that’s what researchers think after looking at its scars. And this whale isn’t the only one.
Whales come to New England every spring to feed. Researchers have watched them. They have noticed that many of the whales have scars like this one does. That means boats probably hit whales there a lot more often than people thought.
Boaters in New England will have to think of a new way to stay away from whales. Striking such huge animals with little boats can hurt the whales—and boaters!
This newborn fawn has a head like a horse. It has hooves like a cow. It has a tail like a donkey.
This unusual animal—called the milu deer—is famous in ancient Chinese poetry and writings. The milu deer birthing season just started in Beijing, China. That’s pretty amazing, because milu deer died out in China centuries ago! How can they be there today?
Just before the deer died out, an English duke saved a single herd of them—just 18 deer. Soon his was the only surviving herd in the world. Part of the duke’s milu herd was reintroduced into China in the late 1900s.
Would you like to see a milu fawn? Workers at the Beijing Milu Ecological Research Center expect about 30 to be born there this year.
Congratulations, Peggy Whitson!
On Monday, Ms. Whitson broke a record. She has spent more time in space than any other American astronaut—a total of 534 days over three different missions.
Ms. Whitson was already the most experienced spacewoman and female space walker in the world. She is also the oldest woman ever to go to space. She is 57. She has commanded the International Space Station twice.
When she returns to Earth this September, Ms. Whitson will have logged 666 days in space. But she will have to go back to space if she wants to beat the world record. A Russian astronaut spent 879 days there over five missions.
This tree has been standing outside a church in Bernards, New Jersey, for 600 years. It might be one of the oldest trees in America! But not for long. In the last couple years, the tree has grown weak, rotted, and died. This week, it is coming down.
The people in Bernards will miss the tree—and the history it represents. In 1740, the famous evangelist George Whitefield preached to more than 3,000 people under the white oak’s branches. Legend says George Washington even had a picnic there!
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