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Discover how spirit bears have a few eerie traits in common with ghosts and other supernatural beings in this Special Halloween Issue. These rare black bears have white fur and live on isolated islands off the west coast of Canada. Plus see how black bears measure up to grizzlies in traits like height, weight, and claw length in our "bear showdown."

You'll also meet freaky amphibians that can nearly disappear. Named for their nearly see-through skin, the 156 known species of glass frogs hang out in trees in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Learn the science behind their ability to appear almost invisible. 

Next, get the truth behind six spine-tingling animal tales. Find out if bats really want to drink your blood, if black cats bring bad luck, and if touching toads will give you warts.  

Then be sure to check out the secret history of Halloween. Discover treats—not tricks—in this bone-chilling timeline.

Also see the results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll to learn which costume Nat Geo Kids readers like best.

Plus, get a free pull-out poster of a black leopard. Finally, have your parents visit our giveaway page between September 8-15 so they can enter for a chance to win a solar system rug. Please note, no entries will be accepted after September 15, 2023. Then between September 18-25, have your parents visit the giveaway page again so they can enter for a chance to win a copy of Weird But True! Disney. Please note, no entries will be accepted after September 25, 2023

Other stories in this month's issue:

•  Amazing Animals: Meet adorable costumed pets on parade for Halloween. 
•  Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
•  Creature Feature: Find out about vampire squids.
•  Guinness World Records: Read about a species of snake with superlong fangs, a huge cave castle, and a massive pumpkin.
• Bet You Didn't Know: Find out six amazing facts about nocturnal animals.

Get these stories and more in the October issue.

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