A while back, we invited two world famous animal experts to answer YOUR questions about orangutans and elephants. They are both featured in the IMAX movie, Born to be Wild 3D coming to theaters today, and they have a lot to say about saving the planet and the beautiful creatures that live here. Read on. . .
First, your questions about orangutans for Dr. Galdikas. . .
The 39 Clues Book 11, Vespers Rising is out in bookstores now, so it's already a great week, but there's more! We also have for you a SNEAK PEEK of the next 39 Clues book:
The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
After the mysterious Vespers kidnap Cahills around the globe, they order Amy and Dan to steal a priceless painting in exchange for the hostages. The siblings rush to Italy to execute a heist that rivals the most famous art thefts in history. There's just one problem -- the painting they steal is a fake. With the clock ticking, Amy and Dan have to track down the real painting before one of Cahill hostages pays the ultimate price. But Dan and Amy can't stop the Vespers alone.
If you're a basketball fan, chances are you are looking forward to March Madness, leading up to the biggest night in Men's Division I hoops – the NCAA college championship game! The two best teams in the country will face off.
The 2011 tournament started with the best 68 college teams. In an elimination process it came to the best 16 teams. Then came the best 8 teams. Then the Final Four. They were the University of Connecticut, the University of Kentucky, Butler University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Then the final 2 played each other to determine the national champion.
How well do you know your college hoops? Take our NCAA Basketball Tournament Trivia, and see how many points you rack up!
In what month does all the tournament "madness" kick off?
What are the Final 16 teams playing in the tournament known as?
What are the Final 8 teams known as?
When was the first NCAA championship basketball game?
What team has won the most championship titles ever?
An NBA basketball game is played with 4 twelve-minute quarters. How is a college basketball game played?
What team did Michael Jordan play college hoops for?
So give it your best shot, and rebound here for answers! Ok I'll stop with the puns. Anyhow, let us know your answers in the Comments below.
Last week I posted a Scavenger Hunt on Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls. If you completed it, then you just might have something in common with Miranda Cosgrove. . . because she is a huge fan of Allie Finkle! Beginner fan, or hard core fanatic – here are the answers from the Allie Finkle Scavenger Hunt.
1. In which book does Allie have to confront her ex-best friend Mary Kay? ANSWER: Book #6 Blast From the Past.
2. In the Meg Cabot Sleepover Webcast what happened to author Meg Cabot in fourth grade? What did another girl threaten to do? ANSWER: The girl threatened to beat her up! But she never did. (That happened to me too in high school! Don't worry guys – it gets better. Just have confidence and know that that other person is unhappy with their own life.)
3. Also in the Webcast Video, what animal did Meg Cabot always want to have? ANSWER: A kitten. (Just like Allie!)
4. In the Rules of the Month Contest for February, what did ninjasalad say about Brothers and Sisters? ANSWER: "Always be grateful for brothers and sisters although you may fight a lot they are family."
This blog post is sponsored byIMAX Born to be Wild 3D.
An amazing wildlife adventure is coming to IMAX theaters on April 8. Born to be Wild 3D tells the story of two women working in Africa and Asia to save orphaned animals. When the movie writer/producer Drew Fellman learned about Dr.Galdikas who was rescuing baby orangutans, and Dame Daphne who was rescuing baby elephants, he instantly knew that their remarkable stories would make an incredible film. "They are heroes of the earth in the truest sense," he states.
Watch the movie trailer, and read on to learn more about these incredible Earth heroes!
Dr. Galdikas and Dame Daphne both stress that you cannot save the animals without saving their physical environment. "Orangutans are on the verge of extinction as their habitat is disrupted by poaching, illegal logging, and palm oil plantations whose by-product, vegetable oil, is sold in myriad products like junk food, soap, cosmetics and some bio-fuels around the world," Dr. Galdikas points out.
Elephants have been equally targeted by ivory poachers. Dame Daphne emphasizes, "The pressure on the African wildlife population has been an ongoing situation for 100 years. Unfortunately the elephant, although highly intelligent, has been viewed merely as a resource to be mined. We're consuming everything on the planet and if we're not extremely careful, there will be no room for any other life forms here. And as soon as that happens, there will be no more us."
Fellman concludes, "Both women have been huge inspirations to me personally. They are living proof that each one of us can make a difference. And I certainly hope people leave the theatre with the conclusion that they can do something, too."