In the December/January 2017 Issue 50 Wild FactsBy Celebrate Ranger Rick’s birthday with one amazing animal fact for each year the magazine’s been around! “50 Wild Facts” originally appeared in the December/January 2017 issue of Ranger Rick magazine. Animal Stories Collections More Animal Stories Animal Stories Helping Nature Near You June 21, 2021 Michele Reyzer Animal Stories, Collections Comments Off on Helping Nature Near You No matter where you live, you can get to know the wild creatures in your neighborhood—and then lend them a hand! Here are peeks at three different neighborhoods, along with some ideas for getting started wherever you live. … Animal Stories Wild Housemates June 20, 2021 Michele Reyzer Animal Stories, Collections Comments Off on Wild Housemates Do you have any “wild” housemates? Meet some animals who think YOUR house is THEIR house! … Animal Stories Squirrels: Nutty Neighbors June 19, 2021 Michele Reyzer Animal Stories, Mammals Comments Off on Squirrels: Nutty Neighbors They scamper, leap, and raid our bird feeders. Look out—they’re eastern gray squirrels! … Animal Stories Pigeon: The Everywhere Bird June 18, 2021 Michele Reyzer Animal Stories, Birds Comments Off on Pigeon: The Everywhere Bird This bird should look familiar. After all, it can be found in almost any city around the world. Birdwatchers call it rock pigeon. You probably just call it “pigeon.” … Animal Stories Mountain Gorillas May 16, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Mammals Comments Off on Mountain Gorillas My dad might look laid back here, but he is large and in charge. And I’m learning to be just like him! … Amphibians Titicaca Water Frogs May 15, 2021 Thuy Senser Amphibians, Animal Stories Comments Off on Titicaca Water Frogs Just look at this face! Get ready to meet a frog unlike any frog you’ve ever seen before. … Animal Stories The Other Pollinators May 13, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Collections Comments Off on The Other Pollinators Buzzing bees and flitting butterflies get most of the credit for pollinating flowers. But they’re not the only ones doing the job! … Animal Stories Meet the Sponges May 12, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories Comments Off on Meet the Sponges Sponges are amazing. They can be as beautiful as a sculpture, as colorful as a rainbow, as tiny as a pinhead, or bigger than a person! Swim over to meet some. … Animal Stories Galápagos Tortoises April 18, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Reptiles Comments Off on Galápagos Tortoises Days are slow and life is long for Galápagos tortoises. These ancient animals keep trekking onward, one step at a time. … Animal Stories Pygmy Raccoons April 17, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Mammals Comments Off on Pygmy Raccoons Meet Ranger Rick’s tropical cousins that need a helping hand to survive. … Animal Stories Dugongs April 16, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Mammals Comments Off on Dugongs “Don’t call me a manatee!” This poor guy suffers from a case of mistaken identity. … Animal Stories Mama Bug, Baby Bug April 15, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Creepy Crawlies Comments Off on Mama Bug, Baby Bug How well do you know insects? Test your knowledge with this matching game! … Animal Stories Super Cats! March 18, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Mammals Comments Off on Super Cats! There are some wild cats that have real-life super powers. Check out some of these AMAZING furry felines! … Animal Stories What’s New in the Past? March 17, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Prehistoric Comments Off on What’s New in the Past? Dig in and check out these latest dinosaur discoveries. … Animal Stories Backyard Wildlife: Sparrows March 16, 2021 Thuy Senser Animal Stories, Birds Comments Off on Backyard Wildlife: Sparrows These small songbirds may not seem so flashy at first. But they all deserve a second look—and a listen. … AmphibiansBirdsCollectionsCreepy CrawliesFishMammalsPrehistoricReptiles This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.