Kids' Animal Station

For kids who love animals by a kid who loves animals

Tigers, Lions, and…Chickens, Oh My?! The Top 10 Most Feared Animals!

1. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders A truly classic phobia which plagues millions of people globally, Arachnophobia truly cannot be beaten. Perhaps it is their creepy-crawly plethora of spindly legs … Continue reading

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In with the Old, Out with the New….Or is it?!

Two recent pieces of news relating to cultural traditions and marine life have caught my attention lately..and made me think of the bigger general problem at hand with tradition versus … Continue reading

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The Constant Cat Owner Conundrum: Indoor or Outdoor?!

As you may have heard, local councilors in Melbourne, Australia have introduced a legal curfew solution to a sticky situation: should domesticated house cats be kept inside or allowed to … Continue reading

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All Rise: The Judge, The Defendant, The Plaintiff, and The Hippo?!

Less than a month ago, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio shocked the world by recognizing animals as ‘legal persons’ for the first time in U.S. … Continue reading

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Nature Writing with Azar – #2

In honor of the Autumn Equinox I participated in another lovely creative writing workshop with my past teacher and mentor Azar Kohzadi! To me, the months preceding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and … Continue reading

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Did you know: Animal Identification 101?! Fact Sheet No. 1

For the past few weeks, I’ve been participating in a virtual youth internship with the conservation focused organization MobilizeGreen. In this program I’ve learned all sorts of fascinating advice and … Continue reading

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Writing in the Garden with Azar – #1

As I ended my junior year, it was a series of goodbyes and hellos to all sorts of firsts and lasts; one of the most significant to me is my … Continue reading

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An Everyday Rescue: The Run-In with a Baby Bird!

The coolest thing about living in a suburban area near multiple large parks, such as the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, is the spontaneous interactions I often have with small … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Love Them – A Study in Strange Animal Companionship

Suited for ages 13+ As many of our readers out there likely know by now, I myself have fallen on multiple occasions in the category of an owner of an … Continue reading

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The Animal Kingdom Yearbook

Hello all. Believe it or not, I am going to be in my senior year of high school next year. As the ending of my time in high school both … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses: The Future of Sustainable Living?

Over this extra-long weekend, one of my moms, Mama Jen, and I went up to Lyons, Colorado and stayed in a tiny home park as a way to “get away” … Continue reading

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An Interview with Philip, a Pilanesberg National Park and Game Reserve Guide

This post is by Zoe Smith-Holladay and Zuza Gaboush A couple weeks ago, we went on a trip to South Africa. The first part of our tour was on a … Continue reading

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Wise Words

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if a person or animal is at stake."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."
— Translation of African Proverb