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Animal Fair

Which animals do you see a lot? Your pet dog or bird? A raccoon in your back yard? Animals are fun to see. But they can also carry germs that can make us sick. Learn how you can keep yourself and your pets healthy .
Whether on a farm, at a zoo, or in your neighborhood, kids love to interact with animals. But take care to avoid zoonotic diseases—that is, diseases such as some viruses that are passed between animals and humans—through these tips  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC has created a series of posters and brochures on keeping healthy around animals—and you can even download some of the free materials in Spanish, French, and Chinese, in addition to English .

Whale Net 
Educational website focusing on whales and marine research.

A film about the history and importance of the fruit fly Drosophila as a model in research.

 

I went to the Animal Fair
The birds and the beasts were there
The big baboon by the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair

You should have seen the monk
He sat on the elephant's trunk
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees
And that was the end of the monk
The monk, the monk, the monk.

Said a flea to a fly in a flue
Said the flea "Oh what shall we do?"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"; said the flea, "Let us fly!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.


Note: The verses above are believed to be in the public domain. A number of other verses are copyrighted (©2002, William P. Copper) and cannot be included on our website. However, some readers offered the following verses.

Alternate versions shared by our visitors

The monkey fell out of his bunk, (clap)
Slid down the elephant's trunk (wheeeee)
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees
And what became of the monk, the monk... Oh what became of the monk?

Or:
The monkey bumped the skunk
And sat on the elephant's trunk
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees
And that was the end of the monk, the monk
And that was the end of the monk

Or:
The monkey, he got drunk,
and fell on the elephant's trunk,
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And that was the end of the monk, the monk Yes that we the end of the monk!

I went to the animal show
where all of the animals go
a big giraffe was making me laugh
by yelling, "look out below, below" by yelling "look out below!"

We went to a forest glade
and drank all the pink lemonade
We laughed and cooed
and giggled and gooed
cause that was the sound they made, they made
Yes, that was the sound they made.

I went to the animal zoo,
to see a gnu I knew
The gnu I knew would be gnew to you,
if you went to the animal zoo, the zoo, If you went to the animal zoo!