TINY AND CUTE
How big is a penguin? Or a parrot? When we think of animals in general, we tend to picture the species that we see in the zoo or in pictures. However, few [...]
WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?
It may sometimes be scary to step out of our comfort zone, but it is also one great way to try new things and meet new friends! If we had stayed in our com[...]
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
The earth is 70% water - that is a a great big area for animals to live in! Here are five extreme sea creatures that are weird, wonderful and amazing [...]
WHO NEEDS FUR TO BE CUTE?
When we think of pets, we tend to think of cute, cuddly and furry animals. Did you know that animals without hair or fur can be cute pets too? [...]
DON'T GET BITTEN!
A new type of alarm is on its way. It doesn't wake you up or warn you about a fire. It could save you from getting seriously hurt by a hungry animal. Do [...]
WHAT A SHOCK IT GOT!
A crocodile was hurt in Russia when a lady weighing 120 kilograms fell on him during a bus trip.
The lady who works for the circus was travelling in [...]
IT WAS A LONG WAIT
Malaysia welcomed a pair of pandas from China on May 21, 2014. The pandas are female Feng Yi ("Phoenix") and male Fu Wa ("Lucky"), both eight years old.
The biggest living animals are blue whales. They measure about 30 metres long. The tallest animals in the world are giraffes which can grow up to 6 metres tall. The hea[...]
An Australian surfer nearly became a great white shark's meal on May 14, 2014. But a mighty stroke of luck saved him.
Andrew McLeod was surfing off the coast of Sout[...]
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD!
These baby animals are so cute and cuddly, don't you just want to take one of them home with you? Unfortunately, aside from the baby mynah, we doub[...]
CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURE
Here are the coolest pictures from last week. Scroll down to take a look at them, and let us know which is your favourite picture. You can tell us in[...]
BITE-SIZED NEWS BITS
Why are polar bears fat but healthy?
Polar bears eat lots of fat, but they don't get heart disease like humans would. Scientists have[...]
THEY LOOK ALMOST LIKE BABIES
Beluga whales are fascinating creatures. They look almost like dolphins with their smiley faces. They also remind people of babies, white and pure. Di[...]
STOP THE INVASION
The Canary Islands in Spain have a rare species called the Gran Canaria Giant Lizard. This lizard is unique to the largest island of the Canary Islands, called G[...]
A VERY IMPORTANT FUR-BALL
This little cutie may be small but it is very important in France. It has been the centre of attention lately. Even Europe's top court has passed down or[...]
SUCH LUCKY DOGS!
Forget about smelly biscuits in the shape of bones. Today's pampered puppiesÂ can getÂ fresh-baked goods from gourmet shops that look tasty enough for humans to eat[...]
A dead whale threatens to explode
What do you do with a blue whale weighing about 180 tonnes that has died and is threatening to explode its stinking insides all over your town?
THE LARGEST 5 THINGS
It's huge. It's amazing. It has thousands of colourful animals in it. And it holds the Guinness World Record in five categories. It's found in the world's mos[...]
AND SO MUCH TO SHARE TOO!
There is always soÂ much to learn about the world we live in. How onÂ earth are we ever going to know everything? Well, we don'tÂ haveÂ to know everything be[...]
WORLD'S TINIEST DEER
What a cutie! The world's tiniest deerÂ was born in a nature park in Spain last week. It is a rare species of deer that first came from Southeast Asia and is n[...]
THE PURR-FECT CAFE
The purr-fect cafĂ© for cat lovers opened in New York, USA last week. America's first cat cafĂ© gave New Yorkers a place to sip free coffee and stroke cats.
ENDANGERED: DO NOT EAT
There are lots of exotic dishes in China, such as seahorse, scorpion and bugs. While the thought of eating them would make many people shudder, fans of exot[...]
Need a break from readingÂ or doing your homework? Let your eyes rest a little. Come enjoy the coolest pictures that The Whiz Times has put together for you. We h[...]
HEY, GOT A MINUTE?
We know you have homework to do, swimming lessons to attend and soccer friends waiting for you at the park. But if you have a few minutes of your time, come spe[...]
NEVER A BORING DAY
All sorts of things happen around the world everyday - funny, sad, amazing, weird, wonderful ...Â It would take a person hours to read all the news about every s[...]
IT'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
When an animal is near its predators, it usually tries to get away as fast as possible to avoid getting eaten. However, a recent study showed strange f[...]
Â GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT
Let's start with a silly riddle.
Q: What do you call a deer who can't see?
A: No eyedeer! (Get it? No idea!)
Deer are amazing an[...]
When you think of deer, does Bambi come to mind?Â In the famous Disney cartoon "Bambi", the young male deer wasÂ cute and gentle. But in real life,Â deer can be dangerous [...]
FASTER THAN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
They are about the size of a sesame seed and their brains are as small as a salt grain. You would think that these insects are small and weak which[...]
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!
In poor countries where water and sanitation standards are low, many types of diseases can spread easily. There is a particular type of disease called amoebic d[...]
What do you do when you see a bee buzzing around you? Do you run away so that it won't sting you? Or do you stay cool and ignore it? A beekeeper in China can s[...]
Canine Detective to catch on dog owners?
Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets!
SIT TIGHT AND FEAST YOUR EYES...
... for you are about to see some fantastic pictures of events that took place in the first week of April 2014! From earthquakes to Darth Vader to[...]
WHEN THEY ARE SOMETHING ELSE!
The containerÂ had comeÂ from Africa. It was a six-metre-long shipping container that was marked as carrying one tonne of coffee berries. It had to pas[...]
AN OLD UNANSWERED QUESTION
It is a debate that has been going on for over 140 years. Biologists have still not found an answer that everyone can agree on. They all want to know th[...]
Wing have been flappingÂ lately at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain. Wonderful colours fly about and delight people of all ages. They are extremely l[...]
PLAYFUL LITTLE SWIMMERS
In our video story called "These otters have a very important job", we talked about how useful otters can be to fishermen in Bangladesh. They are also abso[...]
BUSY LITTLE OTTERS
In southern Bangladesh, otters have a very special job. It involves more than just playing and swimming all day long. They make use of their hunting and swimmin[...]
TAKE AÂ BREAKÂ ...
... andÂ have a look at some ultra-cool pictures that were taken all over the world in March 2014. From huge dogs toÂ wearable beanbags to bicycles on walls ...Â th[...]
SURPRISE! WE'RE HOME!
Did you know that pythons can find their way home from more than 30 kilometres away? This is exactly what some Burmese pythons did after they were released f[...]
SHH! THEY MAY HEAR YOU!
In cartoons or stories like Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!" elephants can speak and understand EnglishÂ perfectly well. You know that in real life, elephan[...]
A FAMOUS TOURIST SIGHT
New York City in the USA is famous for many things such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. It isÂ known for itsÂ horse-drawn carriages,[...]
HE ATEÂ FLIES!
Like many hikers, German hiker Daniel Dudzisz dreamed ofÂ walking halfway across Australia on a solo trip. He planned to walk 4,000 kilometres from New South Wales to[...]
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.[...]
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In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and[...]
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[...]
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