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Jaguar

Jaguar by Rita Goldner In keeping with my theme of blogs about interesting animals, this month I present the jaguar. I’ve chosen this magnificent big cat because a particular jaguar has been in the news lately here in Arizona. A … Continue reading

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Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros by Rita Goldner Today, October 1, is the anniversary of our Authors Group Blog. Welcome to the fourth year of daily blogs from authors about a kaleidoscope of topics. I kicked off the series, because I wanted the … Continue reading

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The Axolotl

The Axolotl by Rita Goldner My blog readers have come to expect observations on an array of unfamiliar and sometimes bizarre animals. I find unusual animals not only fascinating from a scientific perspective, but also inspiring, especially if their lifestyle … Continue reading

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Renewal

Renewal by Rita Goldner The concept of renewal might be contemplated in the context of Easter, or the Resurrection. Although I give deference to this religious significance, my blog musings, as usual, are about animals and nature. Last month, the … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction by Rita Goldner Sometimes local populations are surprised by a sudden natural cataclysm, like a volcano, tidal wave, flood, or fire, which changes the environment either temporarily or permanently. We agree that it’s impossible to do anything, because … Continue reading

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Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan

Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan by Rita Goldner Today’s blog is a tribute to Gary L. Shapiro, Ph.D., who  fact-checked my picture book, Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy, and continues to be an inspiration to me. Dr. Shapiro … Continue reading

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