Check out the issue!

Read six surprising stories about animal siblings. Then decide for yourself if these California sea lion (at left), Labrador retrievers, bonobos, grizzly bears, hyenas, and orcas really care about each other.

You'll also learn about three upcoming space missions that could solve some of Venus’s biggest mysteries. Next, see how caring humans are saving African penguins. And find out if a groundhog can really predict when spring will arrive. 

Then discover how explorers found the missing ship Endurance 100 years after it sank. (Check out the gallery below of bonus photos from the expedition.) 

Also: The results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll! See which cold-weather critters Nat Geo Kids readers think are the cutest.

Plus, get a free pull-out poster of a harp seal cub. Finally, have your parents visit our giveaway page between January 16-23 so they can enter for a chance to win a copy of 1,000 Facts About SpacePlease note, no entries will be accepted after January 23, 2023. 

Other stories in this month's issue:

•  Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
•  Guinness World Records: Read about a beagle that catches soccer balls, a speedy one-wheeled motorcycle, and a cookie-dunking bungee jumper. 
• By the NumbersHow common is your birthday? View the chart to find out!
• Bet You Didn't Know: Discover six chill facts about ice.
•  Amazing Animals: Meet a polar bear that takes photos and a flamingo that flew away from a Kansas zoo. Plus, there's some good news about bobcats.

Get these stories and more in the February issue, on sale December 27.

The <i>Endurance</i> leans to one side.
The Endurance leans to one side.
Photograph by Frank Hurley / Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge / Getty Images