This episode of The Children’s Hour is going to stink, as we learn all about skunks with the founder and director of The Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations, Dr. Jerry Dragoo. We’ll find out where skunks are found, why they smell, and how to avoid getting sprayed. Dr. Dragoo is a world renowned mephitologist, or biologist who studies skunks.
Plus Kids Crewmember, Evan Daitz has a review of the trilogy A Boy Called Bat, in which Dr. Dragoo is a character. And the kids in the Extinction Diaries cover a giant spider that was thought to be extinct, but has been rediscovered.
Learn more about skunks at the Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations.
Here is a range map of where skunks live.
Skunk ancestors go back nearly 40 million years and used to live in Europe. This skull was found in Spain and dates back 10 million years.
Spotted skunks are acrobats!
Listen to the sound of a baby skunk.
Jerry Dragoo was on the PBS program, Nature talking about skunks. Click here for the link.
Here are some videos about the book series A Boy Called Bat. This video is great for kids who are reading BAT:
https://www.facebook.com/HarperStacks/videos/3246033475469123/ This video is for educators who are sharing BAT: https://www.facebook.com/HarperStacks/videos/510860883102869/
|Stinkle, Stinkle, Little Skunky||Lucas Miller||I Love Earth: The Absolute Best of the ‘Singing Zoologist!’||02:11||2010 Lucas Miller|
|Skunk||David Polansky||Animal Alphabet Songs||03:15||1998 Perfect Score|
|What’s Not To Love About A Skunk?||Joe McDermott||I Am Baby||03:38||1997 True Blue Music|
|The Skunk Says Funk||Brent Lewis||Monkey Hip Gumbo… & Mothball Stew||00:55||Brent Lewis 2020|
|Little Skunk’s Hole||The Kiboomers||Preschool Circle Time Songs||00:50||2013 Kiboomu|
|Stinker the Skunk?||Beth Jean||Beth Jean||03:40||2018 Jetti Winkle Records|
|Skunk Funk||The Brecker Brothers||The Brecker Bros.||01:14||1975 Sony Music Entertainment|
|You’re Not the Boss of Me (Story)||Bill Harley||Play It Again||06:54||1999 Round River Records|
|Skunk||Artichoke||26 Animals||03:10||2009 greeen|
|Algo Rhythm Natural||Podington Bear||Playful||02:23||2014 HUSH|
|Stinky, I Love You||Parry Gripp||Fuzzy Fuzzy Cute Cute, Vol. 1||00:48||2010 Parry Gripp|
|The Skunk Song||Cab Calloway||The Original Soundies Collection, Vol. 1||02:48||2011 Orange Leisure|