Flocks, Herds, Litters & Schools

Flocks, Herds, Litters & SchoolsHave you ever heard of a leap of leopards or an ostentation of peacocks? What about a parcel of penguins?  Jim McMullan’s new book, Flocks, Herds, Litters & Schools, teaches children and adults about many of the odd names for groups of animals.

Packed with animal facts, colorful photos, and thoughtful quotes, this book is sure to entertain and educate.

Author Jim McMullan has been an actor for over 40 years. He has starred in dozens of feature films including Shenandoah, Downhill Racer and The Incredible Shrinking Woman. He has also appeared in many television shows, most famously playing Senator Dowling in Dallas.

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We Bought a Zoo DVD and Book Giveaway

We Bought a Zoo DVD and BookAnimal Fact Guide is giving away two prize packs containing the DVD, We Bought a Zoo, and the novel it was based on!

The story follows Benjamin Mee (played by Matt Damon), a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.

Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (played by Scarlett Johansson) and her dedicated team.

With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

Scene from We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon

Scene from We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon

For a chance to win one of two DVD/book bundles, comment below by April 2, 2012, 11:59pm EST with the answer to this question:

If you bought a zoo, which animal would you most like to have in it and why?

Be sure to include your email address, so we can contact the winners for their mailing address. Note: This contest is open to people in the U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. boxes.

The Last Polar Bear

Polar bear up close

Steven Kazlowski is a wildlife photographer who has spent 9 years capturing images of polar bears in their native Arctic environment. His book, The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World, features 200 full-color photographs of polar bears and their diminishing habitat as well a collection of essays by biologists and Alaska-based writers.

For more information on the book, visit:
CBC News: Will we see The Last Polar Bear in our lifetime?
Left Eye Productions

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For more information about polar bears, visit Animal Fact Guide’s polar bear article.