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I’m Caitlyn, a science writer and communicator. And every Friday, I’m your go-to place for fun animal facts!

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Meet the burrowing owl

I have a surprise for you: there’s an owl that lives underground. AND IT’S SO CUTE!!!! This little owl is a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia). Burrowing owls are small, slender birds with long legs. They weigh only 4 – 7 ounces (113 – 198 grams) and are about 8 inches (20 cm) long. In fact,…

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Meet the white-tailed deer

I’m going on vacation next week, and I’m very excited! I’m spending some time at Mackinac Island (pronounced ma-kuh-naw), a little, car-free island between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. As I looked up what type of wildlife I might find, one surprised me: the white-tailed deer. I’m familiar with white-tailed deer, as I’m…

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