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Can you believe all of these colorful gift wrappings are made from reused paper and other recycled items? They look as good as store-bought ones, but you can make them yourself! 🎁 Here’s how: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/wrap-it-green/ (link in bio)

#Recycled #Recycledgiftwrap #recycledwrappingpaper #Recycledwrapping #holidayrecycling #giftwrapping #giftwrappingideas #kidsCrafts
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Who's that flying through the air? It's one of the strangest birds in the whole world. It's a . . . super-duper shoebill! https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/its-a-super-duper-shoebill/ (link in bio)

#Shoebill #Shoebills #shoebillstork #shoebillsofinstagram #strangebird #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #Wildlife
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How does a penguin cross a crack in the ice? It JUMPS when waddling won’t work! 🐧 🐧 🐧
See for yourself:
https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/how-does-a-penguin-cross-a-crack-in-the-ice/ (link in bio)

#penguin #Penguins #Ice #iceisnice #Wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography
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Scientists have found the bodies of woolly mammoths frozen in the ground with their fur, skin, muscles, hearts—even blood—still there! Discover more COOL facts about Ice Age giants in this month’s issue of Ranger Rick: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/meet-the-ice-age-giants/ (link in bio)

#IceAge #IceAgeGiants #Mammoths #WoollyMammoth #woollymammoths
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Wild Word of the Day: CREPUSCULAR
It describes animals that become most active at dawn and dusk. Among the crepuscular animals are large wild cats, foxes, deer, and many birds and insects.

#Wildlife #Wordoftheday #crepuscular #Vocabulary #VocabularyWords #Nature #wildlifephotography #rangerrick
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What do you call a winning team of alligators?
Chomp-ions! 🐊 🏆
Join the fun and send us YOUR favorite nature joke: https://rangerrick.org/games-jokes/jokes/ (link in bio)

Art by @cleggobots

#KidsJokes #DadJokes #Chompions #RangerRick #Alligators #Nature
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A puffin can carry lots of fish in its bill at a time—usually around 10 or so. But the record is more than 60! As it catches fish, the bird uses its rough tongue to hold them against spines on the roof of its mouth. #FunFactFriday

#Puffin #Puffins #Wildlife #birdsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #puffinsofinstagram
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Say WHAT?
A hungry sociable weaver is trying to snatch a cracker from a Cape ground squirrel in southern Africa. What do YOU think the bird and squirrel are saying here? We want to hear your funny ideas!

#Funnyphoto #Funnyphotos #Wildlife #wildlifephotography #saywhat #CaptionThis #CaptionThisPhoto #sociableweaver #capegroundsquirrel
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Meet 10-year-old Miles Fetherston-Resch—one of our special Scarlett’s Superstars featured in this month’s issue of Ranger Rick. Miles has always wanted to take care of ocean life. He started a business called @kids_saving_oceans, which sells environmentally friendly products made from recycled materials. So far, Miles has raised $30,000 to help clean up the oceans! Learn more about him: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/scarletts-superstars-miles-fetherston-resch/ (link in bio) ...

Feeling crafty this week? Now is the perfect time to collect colorful autumn leaves and make some animal portraits! 🍂 🍁 Here's how to create a leaf-litter critter: https://rangerrick.org/crafts/make-leaf-critters/ (link in bio)

#Autumn #fallcraft #Autumnleaves #Leafcraft #LeafCrafts #LeafCraftsforKids #KidCrafts #AutumnCrafts #AutumnCraftsforKids #ColorfulLeaves
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Did you know an anhinga is known as the snake bird? Discover why in this video! https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/why-does-an-anhinga-have-a-long-neck/ (link in bio)

#anhinga #SnakeBird #Snakebirds #birdsofinstagram #wildlifephotography
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Check out these Ranger Rick Conservation Slogan Stamps from 1960! #ThrowbackThursday Ranger Rick is still proud to help protect America’s natural resources!

#tbthursday #TBT #Nostalgia #RangerRick #1960s #Nationalwildlifefederation #Stamps #VintageStamps #ConservationStamps
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Have you ever made a fairy house in the woods or your backyard? Here’s a twist that’s just right for autumn: a cozy home made from a pumpkin! Check out our tips for creating one: https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/make-a-house-o-lantern/ (link in bio) #FairyHouse #FairyHouses #pumpkin #pumpkins #Autumn #PumpkinHouse #autumnvibes #kidcraft #kidcrafts

Art by @debbiepalen_illlustration
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Did you know there really isn’t a species of wild cat called the black panther? What?!

It’s true. The name “black panther” is given to several kinds of wild cats when they are born with black coats—though most often, a black “panther” is a dark-colored leopard or jaguar. The secret identity of the black panther here? A leopard!

Before you see the new #BlackPanther movie, be sure to pounce over to our story to learn more: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/black-panther/ (link in bio)

#DYK #Panthers #BigCats #Leopard #Jaguar #BlackPanthers #bigcatsofinstagram #Wildlife
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Have you heard the gar-gantuan news? It’s #GarWeek!

There are seven species of #gars, and they live in lakes, swamps, and rivers in North and Central America. The smallest is the shortnose gar, which grows about as long as a yardstick. The largest is the alligator gar. It can grow to be longer than your sofa and weigh more than a giant panda!

To learn more about these amazing “dinosaur fishes” and gar expert @solomon.r.david check out our gar-ticle! https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/the-gar-guy/
(link in bio)

#alligatorgar #GarWeek #Gars #dinosaurfishes #dinosaurfish
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Ranger Rick spent the afternoon admiring autumn foliage at the National Wildlife Federation in Reston, Virginia today! 🍂 🍁 Rick also wants you to leave the leaves in your yard or garden. Not only will it save you time and energy, but it benefits wildlife, too. Learn more from @Nationalwildlife's Naturalist @dmizejewski: https://natwild.life/fallen-leaves (Link in bio) #WheresRickWednesday #Autumn #AutumnFoliage #LeavetheLeaves #AutumnLeaves #RangerRick ...

Now that Halloween is officially over, don't toss your jack-o'-lantern. 🎃 Recycle it! Here’s how you can turn a pumpkin into a feeder for neighborhood birds. ➡️ https://rangerrick.org/crafts.../pumpkin-bird-feeder/ (link in bio)

#recycle #Recycling #recyclepumpkins #pumpkin #pumpkins #AfterHalloween #BirdFeeder #birdfeeders #birdfeeding #jackolantern
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What do wolves celebrate every October 31? HOWL-oween.
Happy HOWL-oween from everyone at Ranger Rick magazines! 🐺 🎃 👻
Art by @debbiepalen_illlustration

#Halloween #HappyHalloween #happyhalloween🎃 #halloweenjokes #howloween
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Happy National Cat Day! 🐈🐱
Does your cat sneak up on their prey—and sleep a lot, too? Discover more ways that pet cats are just like their big, wild relatives in our November issue of Ranger Rick Jr.: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/little-cat-big-cat/ (link in bio)

#nationalcatday #nationalcatday🐱 #CatDay #CatDays #Cat #Cats #PetCat #PetCats #Feline #FelineFriends
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Oh my gourd—it’s National Pumpkin Day! 🎃 🎃 🎃
Ranger Rick celebrated by visiting a pumpkin patch today.
If you’re going pumpkin-picking, turn your search into a scavenger hunt! Here are some pumpkins to look for: https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/pumpkin-patch-fun/ (link in bio)

#NationalPumpkinDay #PumpkinDay #Pumpkin #Pumpkins #pumpkinpatch #Autumn #RangerRick #ScavengerHunt
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To scare predators away, burrowing owls mimic the sound of a rattlesnake. Don’t believe us? Listen for yourself! https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/how-do-burrowing-owls-scare-animals-away/ (link in bio)

#BurrowingOwl #burrowingowls #burrowingowlsofinstagram #Owl #Owls #owlsofinstagram #littleowls #littleowl #mimics #Wildlife
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Can you believe Halloween is next week? Here's a great way to recycle your jars AND get in the Halloween spirit! Make some of these spooky specimen jars—if you have the guts! 💀 🎃 ☠️ https://rangerrick.org/crafts/make-creepy-specimen-jars/ (link in bio)

#Halloween #HappyHalloween #HalloweenCraft #HalloweenCrafts #Recycling #Spooky #Recycledjars #KidsCrafts #KidsCraft #KidsHalloweenCrafts #SpookyDecor #SpecimenJar
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Did you know a giraffe’s eyes are the size of doorknobs? 🦒 👀 #FunFactFriday Discover more fascinating facts about wildlife: https://rangerrick.org/animals/animal-facts/ (link in bio)

#giraffe #giraffes #wildlife #FunFacts #Funfactsoftheday #FunFactFriday
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How do you know when a vampire bat is deathly sick? When it can’t stop COFFIN! 🦇
These “Halloween Howlers” and illustration of Ranger Rick with his friend Chester Chipmunk are from 1995! (Art by Alton Langford) #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
#Halloween #RangerRick #DadJoke #DadJokes #HalloweenJokes
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Halloween will be here before you know it! 🎃 Do you have any pumpkins yet? If so, turn one into a festive jack-o’-plantern this year! Here's how: https://rangerrick.org/crafts/make-a-pumpkin-planter/ (link in bio)

#Halloween #HappyHalloween #Pumpkin #Pumpkins #Pumpkinplanter #jackolantern #Planter
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Butterflies have some very surprising ways of defending themselves. 🦋 The Indian leaf butterfly is a master of disguise. It’s very colorful with its wings open. But when it closes them, it looks just like a leaf on a tree! Learn more in the Butterflies issue of Ranger Rick Zoobooks: https://rangerrick.org/zoo.../how-a-butterfly-plays-defense/ (link in bio) #Butterfly #Butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #ButterflyCamouflage #Zoobooks #WildlifeVideo ...

Have you ever heard of an echidna? It seems to be a mish-mash of other animals: It's a mammal, but lays eggs like a bird. Like a hedgehog, it has sharp spines on most of its body. And like a koala, it has a pouch for its babies. Fun fact: A baby echidna is called a puggle! #FunFactFriday
#Echidna #Echidnas #echidnasofinstagram #Puggle #Wildlife #wildlifephotography #WildlifeTrivia #FunFact #FunFacts
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Does anyone still have their Ranger Rick nature club membership patch? We think these are from the early 1990s. #ThrowbackThursday
#TBT If you have any special vintage Ranger Rick items, we’d love to see them—please share your photos with us! #ShareRangerRick
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Happy World Smile Day!
Join us on Sloth Island in Guyana where you’ll meet Simon Sloth and his friends. They’ll definitely make you smile! 🦥 😊 https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/sloths-2 (link in bio)
📷 by @suzieszterhas

#WorldSmileDay
#SmileDay #sloth #sloths #smilingsloth #SlothsofInstagram #Smile #smiling #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #SlothIsland
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Does the sight of a jack-o’-lantern flickering at night put you in the mood for Halloween? 🎃 If so, then imagine a show of more than 7,000 pumpkins glowing all at once. That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in New York! Follow along as we visit this spook-tacular pumpkin display: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/blazing-pumpkins/ (link in bio)

@pumpkinblaze
@inthevalley1 #pumpkins #jackolanterns #halloween #spooky #happyhalloween #pumpkinblaze #spookyseason #fallvibes #pumpkin #jackolantern #greatjackolanternblaze
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Look whooooo is on the cover of this month’s Ranger Rick Jr.! 🦉
Burrowing owls can fly, but they spend most of their time on the ground. Learn more about these little owls: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/burrowing-owls/ (link in bio)

#BurrowingOwl #burrowingowls #burrowingowlsofinstagram #Owl #Owls #owlsofinstagram #littleowls #littleowl #magazinecover #RangerRick
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Did you know cheetahs can’t roar?
A cheetah doesn’t sound like other big cats. It sounds like a chirping bird! Need proof? Listen here: https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/listen-to-a-cheetah/
(link in bio)

#cheetahsofinstagram #bigcat #BigCats #bigcatsofinstagram #cheetah #Cheetahs
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Did you know a raccoon’s front paws have five “fingers” that work a lot like people’s hands? High five! 🦝 Celebrate #RaccoonAppreciationDay by learning more about raccoons today: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/rickys-guide-to-raccoons/

#RaccoonAppreciationDay #RaccoonDay #InternationalRaccoonAppreciationDay #InternationalRaccoonDay #raccoon #raccoons #raccoonsofinstagram #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine
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Do you know what raccoons eat? Or how about where they live? Test your knowledge about raccoons by taking our latest @Kahoot quiz! #RaccoonAppreciationDay 🦝 https://kahoot.it/challenge/003462720 (link in bio)

#RaccoonAppreciationDay #RaccoonDay #InternationalRaccoonAppreciationDay #InternationalRaccoonDay #raccoon #raccoons #raccoonsofinstagram #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine #Kahoot
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We think you’ll go ape over our October/November issue of Ranger Rick Cub. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover featuring an adorable baby orangutan!
Want to subscribe to Cub? Get more information: https://rangerrick.org/magazines/ranger-rick-cub/ (link in bio)

#orangutan #orangutans #babyorangutan #RangerRickCub #wildlife #wildlifephotography #GreatApe #GreatApes #magazinecover
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Leaves are starting to change color and fall to the ground. 🍂 🍁 Did you know that leaving the leaves in your yard or garden not only saves you time and energy but also benefits wildlife? Learn more from @NationalWildlife's Naturalist @Dmizejewski:
https://natwild.life/fallen-leaves (link in bio) #Autumn #autumnleaves #helpwildlife
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Say “hello” to some of the world’s most unusual creatures in the October issue of Ranger Rick Jr.—including this adorable axolotl! https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/wacky-wild/ (link in bio)
#axolotl #axolotls #axolotlsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography
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This red panda is plucking tasty leaves from a branch of bamboo. The word panda means “bamboo eater,” which fits both red and giant pandas. Learn more: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/red-panda/ (link in bio)

#RedPanda #RedPandas #redpandasofinstagram #Wildlife #wildlifephotography
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TAKE THE CLEAN EARTH CHALLENGE!
Join with friends, family, and neighbors in a community effort to help make our planet a healthier, happier place. Our goal is to collect one million pieces of trash that litter our land, oceans and waterways. By taking the Clean Earth Challenge, you can help improve the health of our environment. Learn more: https://cleanearthchallenge.com/ (link in bio)
#ComeCleanforEarth @johnsonoutdoors
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Have you ever wondered what kind of weather creates the best fall leaf colors? It’s the right combination of sunshine, rain, and cool temperatures. Too much rain makes the colors dull. Sunny fall days with cool—but not freezing—nights are best. 🍂 🍁 🍃
#Fall #Autumn #autumnvibes #hellofall #helloautumn #fallleaves #fallleaves🍁🍂
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Fun fact: If an octopus loses one of its arms, it can grow a new one. 🐙 Discover even more fascinating facts about wildlife: https://rangerrick.org/animals/animal-facts/ (link in bio)

#octopus #funfacts #wildlifephotography #marinewildlife #nature #naturephotography #cephalopod
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Here’s another otter-ly adorable fun fact for Sea Otter Awareness Week: Sea otters hold paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart!

#SeaOtterAwarenessWeek #SeaOtters #SeaOtter #seaottersofinstagram #Wildlife #WildlifeFacts #wildlifephotography
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