Hey kids! Let's GO
WILD about wildlife! We have
ton of fun stuff for you to check out so you can learn more
about wildlife from all over the world.
Come on-GO WILD!
and orphan animal, a
gift of love!
Orphan animals need Mums and Dads too!
A unique gift for any special day!
For only $24.99 you can have an elephant trumpet ringtone on your phone
and an image of Tsavo the orphan elephant as wallpaper or a screensaver!
The best part is Wildtones will donate $19.00 back to Bill Jordan Wildlife
Defense Fund for every pack purchased. Just go to the bottom of this page
to click on the link and start your download! Imagine the attention you will
get when your cell phone rings with an elephant trumpet!
Check out these cute photos! (Click the link below)
Love me with all your heart
Exciting News!! Devri Fisher (freshman in college) who worked/volunteered for The Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund for two years developed such a passion for Africa and wildlife that she is now in Kenya staying with one of our project directors. She has a blog which you should visit to learn and experience her trip with her!
Become a member of the
Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund USA's KIDS CLUB! and start saving wildlife from extinction.
For $25.00 you will receive a membership card and a cool gift
pack to welcome you to the club! Plus, receive a newsletter
about exciting news in the animal world! (For children ages 4 to 15)
"Treat the earth well as it was not given to us by our parents but lent to us by our children" Anon
If you have some fun animal jokes we would love to put them up on the website "Joke Page". Email the jokes to us. (if you want your name added on the site along with the joke you must have your parents written permission).
Get downloadable pages that you can print and color over
and over again!
Play games to learn more about your favorite animals!
Do you like to laugh? Send us your jokes!
Learn about all your favorite animals!
Happy Birthday! Check out our cool ideas for birthday parties!
Would you like your school to know more about wildlife issues?
In the News
Look what this wonderful group of girls did to save
Congratulations, to you
all, you have made a
Girl's Biz 2005-2006 presented A BIG CHECK donation to Sheena Bliss, Director of Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund USA on February 28, 2006
From left to right - Ali Gee-Lewis, Lydia Auner, Sheena Bliss (Director BJWDF)
Madeline Erce, Tess Burant, Anna Brunner and Megan Morange
Girl's Biz is a supported entrepreneurial experience for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls co-sponsored by NAWBO and the Girls Scouts of Blackhawk Council. In addition to learning about business, the girls are learning the power of philanthropy as they donate 50% of their profits. The North Star Gifts spring line will be available in March 2006, in time for easter, Mother's Day graduation and birthday's!
Sally Hested and Ann Bunge Girl's Biz leaders
www.nawbomadison.org(Click on community page)
Girl's Biz challenges other groups of kids to raise funds
for wildlife! See if your group can raise more!
A Tsunami story we thought you would like!
Owen & Mzee
A baby hippopotamus, swept into the Indian Ocean by the tsunami,
is finally coming out of his shell thanks to the love of a 120
year old tortoise. Owen, a 300kg, one year
old hippo, was swept down the Sabaki River, into the ocean and
then back to shore when the giant waves struck the Kenyan coast.
The dehydrated hippo was found by wildlife rangers and taken
to the Haller Park animal facility in the port city of Mombasa.
Pining for his lost mother. Owen quickly befriended
a giant male Aldabran tortoise named Mzee -
Swahili for "old man". "When we released Owen
into the enclosure, he lumbered to the tortoise which has a
dark grey color similar to grown hippos, "Sabine Baer,
rehabilitation and ecosystems manager at the park told Reuters.
Haller Park ecologist Paula Kahumbu said the pair were now inseperable.
"After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo
was traumatised. It had to look for something to be a surrogate
mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established
a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together" the ecologist
added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way
it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise,
the hippo becomes aggressive as if protecting its biological
mother". Kahambu added. "The hippo was left at a very
tender age. Hippos are social animals that like to stay with
their mothers for four years". She said the hippo's chances
of survival in another herd are very slim, predicting that a
dominant male would have killed him. Officials are hopeful Owen
will befriend a female hippo called Cleo, also
Owen & Mzee
Hey kids! Submit your drawings to us and
compete in our drawing contests! Or if you would just like your
drawing on our site, send one to us and we will put it on here!
Win cool prizes, plus
your drawings will be displayed throughout the Kids Site, so
be sure to explore the site so you
Caspian, 1st grade