You'll also meet 10 adorable animals. We dare you not to fall in love with these cute red pandas, snow leopards, black bears, and more!
Next, get the truth behind the new movie Elemental. Learn if the characters made of fire, water, earth, and air are really like the natural elements they're modeled after.
Then see how even Nat Geo Explorers make mistakes—and laugh about them later—by reading about their science bloopers from the field.
And check out 10 cool things about Machu Picchu, including why the Inca Empire built this royal residence in what's now Peru about 500 years ago.
Also be sure to see the results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll to learn which shark Nat Geo Kids readers like best.
Plus, get free collector's cards. Finally, have your parents visit our giveaway page between May 22-29 so they can enter for a chance to win an ocean prize pack, including a plushie animal and a tote bag. Please note, no entries will be accepted after May 29, 2023. Then between June 7-14, have your parents visit the giveaway page again so they can enter for a chance to win the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2024.
Other stories in this month's issue:
• Amazing Animals: Meet a dog that rides trolleys and a goat that "fights" fires. Plus, good news for eastern quolls in Australia.
• Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
• Guinness World Records: Read about the ooh-worthy eyes of the mantis shrimp, a really tall tower of ice-pop sticks, and a man who fit 456 pencils in his beard.
• Bet You Didn't Know: Find out seven splashy facts about marine mammals.
Get these stories and more in the June / July issue, on sale May 16.