BUT THEYÂ WON'T EAT YOUÂ UP
In Germany, there is a Dinosaur Park and maze in Kleinwelka. It is an amazing park that has more than 200 dinosaur models placed in a realistic forest.[...]
In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and massage, and now there are even yoga classes for dogs.Â
Suzette Ackermann teaches [...]
POOCHES MAKE GREAT LISTENERS
A library in Estonia gets some very special guests twice a month to listen to children read out stories. These guests are calm and patient listeners a[...]
WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE PANDAS?
What are these pandas doing in Taiwan?Â DidÂ all of the world's pandasÂ decide to escape and meet up in Taiwan?
These pandas are made of paper-mache. T[...]
Visit to Singapore River Safari (pictures)
Singapore has many places for family outings.
One of them is the Singapore River Safari.
It is located in the same area as the Singapo[...]
The third week of February 2014 saw lots of unusualÂ events and happeningsÂ around the world. Our world is far from boring. There is always something [...]
AN EXCITING DISCOVERY
A tooth fossil of a fish-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Malaysia. This is the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country. Paleontologists estima[...]
THEY HAVE RHYTHM
Imagine seeing a cockatoo playing an instrument in a band. Or a bonobo clapping its hands to your favourite song.
Some animals seem to have a sense of rhythm tha[...]
PICTURESÂ THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE
Life has lots of fun and funny moments.Â The Whiz Times brings to you someÂ funny pictures thatÂ wereÂ taken in the secondÂ week of February 2014.
AN EASY PEASY QUIZ
On February 13, 2014, the Whiz Times presentedÂ a story about the unfortunate incident of killer whales beingÂ stranded in New Zealand - Nine killer whales found [...]
MOMENTS OF LOVE
The Whiz Times brings to you a special Valentine's Day slideshow that will warm your hearts. These cuddly baby animals love to hang out with their lovingÂ mummies.
AN UNUSUAL INCIDENT
Conservationists in New Zealand are struggling to understand why a pod of nine killer whales (or orcas) died at a beach on the South Island of New Zealand. The[...]
Dogs were everywhere - in the judging ring, sleeping in corners, on grooming tables ...
The one thing we know for sure is that these dogs were all ready to put on[...]
Isn't it amazing how animals, like humans, can be so attached to their partners? Poor Arturo the polar bear is certainly not having an easy time coping with lonelines[...]
A BEARY SAD STORY
Arturo is a 29-year-old polar bear that lives in a zoo in Mendoza, Argentina. He is not a happy bear. In fact, he has been very sad for a long time. Can you gues[...]
THEY CALL IT A "WHOPPER"
A giant jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Australia. It measures 1.5 metres and was discovered by a family on a beach in Tasmania, Australia. Scientis[...]
IT'S JUSTÂ A COSTUME!
On February 6, 2014, a gorilla escaped from Ueno zoo in Tokyo, Japan, and ran out onto the streets. A fake gorilla, that is.
The gorilla was actually an anim[...]
AN INTERESTING END TO THE MONTH
The last week of January 2014 was certainly an interesting one. The Whiz Times brings to you a picture story of various events around the world, fr[...]
ANDÂ IT TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
A pizza restaurant in Florida, USA, serves a very special dish - python pizza. Called the "Everglades Pizza", this special pizza contains Burmese python[...]
WHAT A STINKER!
It was an explosion caused by a most unusual reason - cow's flatulence.
BERLIN, January 28, 2014 (AFP) -
90 cows can pass a lot of gas. So much so that the built[...]
NOT A QUIZ FOR THE LAZY
We have a new quiz for you today.Â You'll have toÂ do some workÂ though, as you'll have to read our earlier story toÂ know the answers to the questions.
KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH
Snow leopards in India are being tracked by scientists using GPS (global positioning system) technology.
SHIMLA, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
In the cold India[...]
AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP
Have you ever heard someone say, "As lazy as a sloth"? There is a story behind that saying.
PARIS, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
Sloths are animals that live [...]
Each year,Â hundreds ofÂ people around the worldÂ die from being buried by avalanches. It is important to rescue victims as soon as possible.Â Victims whoÂ are buried un[...]
A FINE BALANCE
There are many ecosystems on planet Earth. Each organism in an ecosystem plays an important part in keeping it in balance. In our story "Ecosystems are hurt when la[...]
PETSÂ TAKE TO THE SLOPES
A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in China.
Cats and dogs faced off against other animals such as a rooster [...]
A GOOD & MUDDY TIME
In Bali, Indonesia, buffalo racing is an old tradition. It takes place in the middle of a wet field where two water buffalos are attached to each other. Th[...]
NO DRAGON FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL
Australia's national science agency has said sorry to a seven-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon.
THEY ARE FIERCE BUT WE MUST PROTECT THEM
Large carnivores such as lions, wolves and pumas are gradually dying off. TheirÂ decline is a danger to Earth's ecosystems, a study has fou[...]
They are known as the great hunters of the sea. The sight of a shark's dorsal fin rising out of the sea strikes fear in people. If you see a dorsal fin coming t[...]
FOR SHARKS, OLD AGE MAY BE 70 OR MORE
Great white sharks may live until their 70s, much older than scientists previously thought.
Washington, January 8, 2014 (AFP) -
A TIGER WONDERLAND
The Whiz Times brings to you some awesome pictures of Siberian tigers. The pictures below were taken on January 6, 2014 at the Siberian Tiger Park which is loca[...]
A BEARY LONG WAIT
The first giant panda cub to be born in Taiwan will finally meet zoo visitors on January 6, 2014, when she turns six months old. She now weighs about 14 kilogram[...]
THIS ROBOT BEHAVES LIKE A LIZARD
Abigaille can stick to walls and not fall off. It can even walk along walls. But it's not a lizard. It's a robot!
Scientists at the European Sp[...]
WE MUST PROTECT THEM
The Whiz Times brings to you a quiz on a very important topic - endangered species. We have a story on it too. Click on "Don't let them die out!" to read our [...]
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
There are many species (types) of plants and animals that are endangered. Being endangered means that they are in danger of becoming extinct. Once a sp[...]
THESE PICTURES WILL MAKE YOU TAKE A SECOND LOOK
As the year draws to a close, it's a good idea to look back at some of the events that took place over the last 12 months. Let's ta[...]
MEMORABLE PICTURES OF NATURE
The year 2013 was an exciting year for nature - there were major events like the Super Typhoon Haiyan, volcano eruptions, the super moon, a solar ecli[...]
FEELING THE JOY
Christmas Day is almost here. It is a time for celebration, giving and reunion. People all over the world are busy preparing to celebrate Christmas Day with their [...]
A RESCUE TEAM - FOR ANIMALS
This winter, Washingtonâ€™s wild animals have a new friend helping them through these cold months. City Wildlife cares for all sorts of creatures that [...]
HEY! ISN'T THAT SANTA CLAUS IN THE WATER?
Santa Claus surprised visitors at some aquariums this Christmas season. It was a wonderful sight to behold - Santa swimming with sharks, [...]
ARE YOU READY...
... to take today's quiz? It's on our story "Pictures from protests around the world". Try it and see if you can get a perfect score! It's okay if you don't. Just[...]
Do you know what a protest is and how it happens? When somebody doesn't agree with a certain situation, event or rule, he or she mayÂ protest (show objection)Â by wo[...]
WOOFS, WAGS & AIRPLANES
Can you imagine going to the airport and being greeted by cute and friendly dogs? What a way to start a vacation!
At the San Francisco International[...]
WHERE'S OUR FISH?
We posted a video recently on how fishermen in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to catch fish by trawling. Do you know how this has affected them?
CUTE PENGUIN CHICKS
Did you like our story on African penguin chicks? They are cute, aren't they? Get more of them in our quiz below.
Featured image brought to you by The Whiz [...]
BABYSITTERS FORÂ PENGUIN CHICKS
What a lot of babies to look after! In Cape Town, South Africa,Â the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) take[...]
AÂ BRILLIANT IDEA
In the city of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, wonderful things happen to old flip-flops that have been thrown away. They get a new lease of life as they are turned in[...]
DON'T GET BITTEN
The malaria virus isÂ something you would want to avoid. The more you know, the better prepared you will be against this sometimes deadly virus. Test yourself to s[...]
A BITE THAT CAN LEAVE YOU ILL
Most mosquito bites leave your skin itchy and sometimes red. Some can leave you really ill and in need of serious medical care. Bites by anopheles [...]
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