Tag: mammals

32: Manatees

32: Manatees

Did you know that Manatees, unlike other marine mammals, don’t have blowholes? Or did you know that manatees aren’t freshwater OR saltwater animals? Listen to episode 32, all about the seacows, and you will be able to spread all the manatee knowledge. This week we chat about Koreena’s childhood manatee, Cassie’s continued inability to pronounce latin words, and Koreena’s strange obsession with Veggie Tales.

Sources:

  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sea-cows-used-to-walk-on-land-in-africa-and-jamaica-2742073/
  • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/01/16/sea-cow/
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-manatees-180950308/
  • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/manatees/https://
  • www.livescience.com/27405-manatees.html
  • http://mentalfloss.com/article/61457/12-things-you-might-not-have-known-about-manatees
29: Pangolins

29: Pangolins

CritterCast fam! You know that on CritterCast, we’re constantly questioning the way we classify animals…because sometimes it makes no sense. This week we’re talking about an animal that really doesn’t fit in anywhere. If you’ve ever seen a picture of a Pangolin, you’ve probably seen the photo of them looking like they timidly would like to ask you a question. Today we boldly ask: WHAT ARE YOU PANGOLINS? What are you and who are you related to?? Find out in Episode 29 of CritterCast!

24: Reindeer

24: Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…Donner and Cupid and Comet and Blitzen…but can you answer why Rudolph has a red nose? This week we’re talking about caribou, though this time of the year they’re more often referred to as reindeer. Why do Christmas movies get them so wrong? And why didn’t Santa just use magical, flying sled dogs? Find out this and more during Episode 24!

22: Snowshoe Hares

22: Snowshoe Hares

It’s December, so Cassie and Koreena kick off the holiday season with a look at Snowshoe Hares! Hop right in and learn about the differences between hares and rabbits, how Snowshoe Hares got their name, and what makes their dietary habits so surprising. We’re not splitting hares, but this might be our most rabbiting episode yet!

20: thank u, dogs

20: thank u, dogs

We’re living for Ari’s new single “thank u, next” this week…so for Episode 20 we wanted to say our penultimate thank you to man (or WOMAN)’s best friend! Most specifically, since dogs is a huge topic, we discuss therapy dogs and the benefits of owning or interacting with dogs. We’re dishing on the special bond you have with your K9 friend and taking plenty of time to shower our own dogs in love.

12: Buffaloes (ft. Randeep)

12: Buffaloes (ft. Randeep)

In Episode 12, Koreena and Cassie are back from vacation with guest-host Randeep. Learn all about how much Koreena hates having so many teachers in her life, the important roles water buffalo play in the global community, and what the tastiest type of buffalo milk is as we delve into the world of Buffalo and hear stories about growing up around them!

9: Llamas (ft: Erika)

9: Llamas (ft: Erika)

This week Cassie and Koreena are joined by a special guest host, Erika, whose knowledge of knitted goods goes perfectly with the critter of the week: ALPACAS (and Llamas)! Also, why is it so hard to come up with a good alpaca pun?

 

8: Bats

8: Bats

This week Koreena and Cassie answer life’s most important question: What do bat nipples look like? Find out the answer and more when we dish details on the world’s ONLY flying mammal!¬†Also, might Hammerhead Bats be the true Jersey Devil? And just how noble is Cassie for letting another Girl Scout take her bat-saving credit? Very noble, supremely noble, or splendiferously noble? Cast your votes on our website, social media, or via email!