Something is riding on this cat’s back. It’s not a kitten. It’s a baby monkey!
Fyodor the baby squirrel monkey comes from a zoo in Russia. But Fyodor’s mother wouldn’t let him ride on her back. Tatyana Antropova, the zoo director, got an idea. She would take Fyodor home and see if her cat would care for him. Ms. Antropova’s cat is named Rosinka. She is old for a cat—16 years. Rosinka accepted the tiny monkey. He rides on her back.
Ms. Antropova feeds Fyodor out of a syringe. She says Fyodor will live with them for about a month then go live with other squirrel monkeys at the zoo. Rosinka will have to be patient. Naughty Fyodor has started to bite and pinch her!
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers. — Hebrews 13:2
Digging up this dinosaur took a lot of work. But what a dino it was!
Paleontologists (dinosaur scientists) dug up this T-rex skeleton in Montana this summer. They discovered its back bones, ribs, hips, lower jaw bones, and its skull. Its skull was nearly four feet long, and they found nearly all of it!
After they finished digging, they had 2,500 pounds of bones and rock. They put it all in the back of a truck. Then they drove it to Seattle, Washington.
Now people can see the dino bones at Burke Museum in Seattle. Scientists are working to remove the rock around the skull. That’s no quick task. It might take them all year!
This stubby squid looks like a toy or a cartoon. But it is real. Scientists found it near Southern California. When they caught sight of it, they said just what you would expect. “WHOA!”
The squid is related to the cuttlefish. Its huge eyes look like someone painted them on. Stubby squid spend their lives on the ocean floor. They burrow into the dirt for camouflage. But their eyes poke out so they can see food go by.
Scientists wonder if the stubby squid belongs to a new species. But at this point, they say, the squid lives too deep down to tell.
Most people don’t like mosquito bites. But in one Russian town, the person with the most bites wins an award!
Last weekend, the Russian Mosquito Festival took place in the town of Berezniki. A nine-year-old girl named Irina Ilyukhina won the “tastiest girl” award. She had 43 mosquito bites! She got them picking berries in the forest and had welts all over her legs. She won a ceramic cup.
Usually, the festival has a mosquito hunt. People try to collect as many mosquitos as they can in jars. But this year, there were fewer mosquitos than usual because of the hot weather. The hunt was canceled. The festival has been going on for four years in a row. Would you want to celebrate the mosquito? The celebrator in this picture is even wearing a mosquito costume!
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