From Xplor for Kids
January 2019 Issue

Predator vs. Prey

Great Horned Owl vs. Wild Turkey

The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight.

Strong and Silent

Powerful wings with specially formed feathers carry the owl almost silently overhead.

Focused and Forceful

 Keen night vision helps the owl spot its prey. Powerful talons are ready to clamp shut on contact.

Bigger and Bulkier

The turkey hen weighs about 10 pounds — two times as much as the owl.

And the winner is…

Even though the turkey hen is bigger and heavier, it’s no match for the owl’s silent wings and killer talons. The owl wins.

Also in this issue

Skunk in a trash can

Fabulously Funky

Striped skunks won’t raise a stink — unless it’s absolutely necessary.


Seven Wins for Wildlife

These Missouri critters have won the fight for survival.

And More...

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This Issue's Staff:

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White