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Why do you think these birds are doing this?
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When two albatross birds like each other, they do this “dance!” It’s called a display. Every year, they have baby birds together!
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This Tragopan pheasant also does a display. Can you guess what it will do? (Birds often like to show off their most colorful parts.)
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Check it out! Its bright blue neck gets even bigger and more colorful! Plus it has hidden feathers on the top of its head!
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What do you think is going on here?
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It’s two fish doing a display together! These are called four-eyed butterflyfish, and they live in the Atlantic Ocean.
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This tiny, colorful spider also does a display. What “dance moves” do you think it’s going to do?
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Watch as it raises its legs and its colorful backside! This spider is called a peacock jumping spider.
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Here’s another animal doing a display. What kind of animal do you think it is?
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It’s a bird doing a display! It can raise its feathers up to look like a circle as it dances. It’s called a Parotia Bird-of-Paradise.
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Here are two more Birds-of-Paradise making unbelievable shapes with their feathers! They live in New Guinea (near Australia).
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  • What was the fastest baseball ever thrown?

    -Donny, 5th Grade

  • Who invented the piggy bank?

    -Serena, 5th Grade

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    -Yoxagani, 4th Grade

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