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Our Next Adventure

Our Next Adventure

Did you guess where we are heading on Monday from the clues yesterday? If you guessed China- you are right!

Here are some Fun Facts About China:

  • China is a large land space. It 3,100 across from east to west and 3,400 across from north to south.
  • It has mountains, plateaus, desserts and forests.
  • Those mountain habitats cover a 1/3 of the country.
  • The Yangtze River is 3,915 miles long and it is the 3rd longest river in the world.
  • There are 3,800 species of fish that call China’s rivers home.
  • The giant panda and the red panda call the bamboo forests of China home.
  • The bactrian camel also calls China home, but in its desserts.
  • Mandarin is the most widespread language in China.

These are just a few of the amazing things we learned about China. Are you ready to meet our first animal next week? Woohoo! Pack your gear!

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Red Crest

Red Crest

We have northern cardinals at the HQs! They are such colorful songbirds! It turns out there are cardinals here in the Pantanal. These birds don’t have a full body of red, but they are gorgeous! Let’s learn more about them.

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Red-crested cardinal fun facts:

  • Red-crested cardinals have red heads, white chests and black wings and bodies.
  • These little birds grow up to 7 1/2 inches and weigh up to 1 1/2 oz.
  • They are omnivores. They eat fruit, seeds and insects.
  • A pair of cardinals is very territorial, especially during breeding season.
  • They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.

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We loved meeting this little bird who looks like one of our favorite backyard species! We had no idea there were other kinds of cardinals out there!

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