Ducks Get their Own Traffic Lane in London

“Duck Lanes” have been installed in London, Manchester and Birmingham, England.  The lanes are along canal areas where ducks usually live. The idea is to help people be more aware of the space, and to share the road with the ducks. The “Duck...

Lion escapes from Zoo

A lion in a zoo in Shandong, China escaped from its cage. A 65 year-old zoo keeper was cleaning the lion’s cage when the lion attacked him. He was bitten on the shoulder and later died of his injuries. The lion then escaped from its cage. The lion was loose in...

Giant Manta Ray found in Peru

This giant Manta Ray was found off the coast of Peru. It measures 8 metres and weighs more than 1000kg It was found by fishermen and this photo was taken by a tourist who shared the photo on social media.   The biggest Manta Ray ever recorded had a wingspan of 9.1...

The Biggest Cave in The World

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the largest in the world and has its own underground river and jungle. It was discovered in 1991 by a farmer. There are no signs that anyone has ever lived in this cave or knew about it before this date. Son Doong means “Mountain...

Why do Cyclones Have Names?

Cyclone Pam has devastated the South Pacific this week. It is possible that this is the worst natural disaster in the region’s recent history. The United Nations has said that 44 people have died in Vanuatu so far. The number may be higher. But why do cyclones...

Giant Cyclones in the South Pacific and Australia

A level 5 cyclone called Pam has hit several South Pacific countries. There have been flash floods and very high winds in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.  A level 3 cyclone called Olwyn has hit the western coast of Australia and there are winds of 195 kph...