As animal lovers, we’re all about sharing the excitement of wildlife with the young people in our lives, and strive to make animal learning not only educational, but enjoyable. That’s why every issue of Zootles includes activity pages with fun activities for your child to complete, as well as ideas for other wildlife activities you can do together.

Did you see the activity on page 17 of Zootles Pandas? It explains how scientists at the Wolong Nature Preserve in China learn about pandas from watching them around the clock and recording their observations. Your child can be a scientist, too, by observing the animals in your yard or local park. This is a great activity for summer, when the weather’s just right for outdoor animal fun. Take this activity one step further by going outside with your child at the same time every day and recording your findings. How do the animals you see spend their mornings or afternoons?