A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, usually a virus. A pandemic happens when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity, that is, their bodies cannot fight it. Viruses that have caused pandemics have normally come from animal influenza viruses. It’s just the Flu, isn’t…… Continue reading What is a Pandemic?
Gorilla in trouble… More than half of the world’s endagered mountain gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains on the border of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The rest live in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. There were only 880 left in 2018. Thankfully with a lot of work, this is changing slowly. According to…… Continue reading Gorilla In Trouble
Elephants live in 37 African and six Asian countries. The African is larger, and is in fact the largest animal on land. Illustration ©Jane Ray 2017 Its shoulders can be up to 11 feet high and it can weigh up to six tons. Elephants use their trunks to breathe, wash, or hold things. They live…… Continue reading How Many Elephants left?