You'll also meet three Nat Geo Explorers who uncovered brand-new species. Next, travel into the future to learn about supersmart coasters, robots, and cars that could change your life. And be astounded by 30 cool things about big cats—including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and more.
You can also find out the truth about gladiators. Facts about these fierce ancient fighters might surprise you. For even more about gladiator times, check out this article about life in ancient Rome.
Then be sure to check out the results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll to see which animals Nat Geo Kids readers think are the oddest.
Plus, get free collector's cards. Finally, have your parents visit our giveaway page between November 23-30 so they can enter for a chance to win a copy of The Ultimate Book of Big Cats. Please note, no entries will be accepted after November 30, 2022.
Other stories in this month's issue:
• Amazing Animals: Meet a polar bear with a special holiday treat and a bat that takes a bubble bath. Plus there's good news for giraffes.
• Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
• Guinness World Records: Read about a ring with major bling, a dog that can fit six tennis balls in his mouth, and single tree in Thailand that looks as big as 10 trees when viewed from above.
• Moment of Brr: See some seriously cool animals chilling in the snow.
• Bet You Didn't Know: Find out six facts about winter feasts.
Get these stories and more in the December / January issue, on sale November 15.
Below, flip through a gallery of the real animals from the Shivering Shapes game on pages 28-29 in the December / January issue.
Watch videos about wolves and explorers.