Border the Sun: Chapter 6

Hi jammers! It’s Marigold back with Chapter 6 of Border the Sun. Here are the links to chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Enjoy!

“Cosmo! Cosmo!” cried Sydney running toward Cosmo and I.

“Yes, Sydney? What’s wrong?” asked Cosmo worriedly.

“Tanzania and Tasmania see land on the horizon!” she said excitedly and out of breath.

“Land! Wow, I was expecting to see something so early in our expedition!” responded Cosmo.

Cosmo crawled up to the crow’s nest where Tasmania and Tanzania stood looking out at the horizon. From my spot, on the firm wooden deck I could see them trying to figure out something. They were pointing at something with their paws. I saw Cosmo sigh, and walk back down and over to where I had been watching.

“What was it?” I questioned curiously.

“It was just a false alarm, Kenya. They just saw Mt. Shiveer” he said.

“Oh, okay then,” I said thoughtfully.

“Well I think I should start teaching you about cartography, then. You are going to be my Head Mapper. You will map all our important finds” said Cosmo.

“What’s cartography?”

“The science of drawing maps” he replied.

Cosmo taught me about legends, compass roses, and map symbols. It was all so new to me, and so amazing. After, Cosmo’s lesson to me I thought to myself “maybe, I will be the one to spot new land. Just maybe.”

I hope you all enjoyed Part 6 of Border the Sun. I will hopefully have another one out, next Sunday! See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold


Jamaa Journal: Volume 209

Hi jammers! Today I have a post on the 209th volume of the Jamaa Journal. Enjoy!

The beloved Club Geoz has collapsed to the ground as a result of the Lines of Power. No jammers were injured in the accident but the club has closed for good. Many jammers wonder if this was a sinister plot that the phantoms created. If you click on the purple music note that is in the pile or ruins a secret shop named “???” will appear. It sells the Club Geoz Hat and Headphones.

On the bright side, Falcons have returned to Jamaa. To learn more about Falcons you can go to the Chamber of Knowledge in the Temple of Zios, and read the Falcon Minibook to receive a Falcon – Related Prize!

The Phantomizer is the newest Night of the Phantom item in Jamaa. Step under it’s dark purple goo and turn into a temporary phantom. You can get a Phantomizer for only 3 Diamonds at the Diamond Shop!

The Spooky Party is back in Jamaa! There are all types of Spooky Items that you can buy there for your Haunted House Den. In the Spooky Party, you can also make your own Pet Bat by clicking on the bat decals on the wallpaper in the den.

You can know send Animal Jam Stickers in your texts, by downloading the free Animal Jam Stickers app in the App Store. You can send memes, emojis, and more that are related to AJ! Hooray!

Hmm… one of the tails (the magenta one) is different the rest of the raccoon tails. Could this be a hint at a new animal? If so, what animal could it be? I’m thinking maybe a pangolin or a genet.

You can now get an Animal Jam Retail Gift Card that comes along with an Arctic Fox animal and an set of exclusive den items!

You still have time to put together your outfit for Night of the Phantoms! Here is a link to a post I did about some ideas for Night of the Phantom Costumes. I think I’m going to be an attendee to a Masquerade Party for Night of the Phantoms.

Some unfortunate news is that lynxes have left Jamaa. We hope we will see them back in Jamaa soon!

That’s all for this Volume of Jamaa Journal! See you in Jamaa, jammers!

The Meaning of the Alpha’s Names

Hi jammers! Today I have a post on the meaning of the alpha’s names. Enjoy!

Amelia the Fox Alpha – Amelia is named after the famous women aviator Amelia Earhart. Amelia means “industrious” and “striving”  in Latin.

Andy the Llama Alpha- Andy is named after the Andes Mountains in Peru. Andy means “man” in Scottish.

Atlas the Lion Alpha – Atlas is named after the Atlas Lion. Atlas means “to carry” in Greek.

Aurora the Arctic Fox Alpha –  Aurora is named after the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, Aurora.

Avalon the Owl Alpha – Avalon is named after the “Avalon Owl” in Orlando, Florida. Avalon means “island of paradise.”

Barrett the Polar Bear Alpha – Barrett is named after Jeanne Baret who was the first women explorer to circumnavigate the world. Barrett means “bear power” in English.

Biff the Hyena Alpha  – Biff means to “punch”, “hit”, or “strike.”

Boomer the Kangaroo Alpha – Boomer is named after the word that means “male kangaroo.”

Carmen the Pig Alpha  – Carmen is supposedly named after the Roman goddess “Carmenta.”

Cosmo the Koala Alpha – Cosmo is named after Cosmo’s Club which is where the first National Geographic Society meeting took place in the year of 1888.

Dakota the Coyote Alpha – Dakota means “friendly one.”

Faye the Sheep Alpha – Faye is named after the name Faye which means “fairy” in old English and “loyalty” and “belief” in old French.

Felicity the Lynx Alpha – The name Felicity comes from the Latin word “felicitas” which means “good luck.”

Felix the Goat Alpha – Felix means “lucky” and “successful” in Latin.

Graham the Monkey Alpha- Graham is named after Alexander Graham Bell, one of the four creators of the National Geographic Society. Graham means “grain” in English.

Greely the Wolf Alpha – Greely is named after Adolphus Washington Greely who was a founder of the National Geographic Society. Greely means “Gray Meadows.”

Hudson the Otter Alpha – Hudson is named after the explorer Henry Hudson.

Jade the Snow Leopard Alpha – Jade is named after the precious green stone called Jade.

Jamal the Toucan Alpha – Jamal is named after the Arabic word that means “beauty.” This fits since Toucans are usually quite beautiful with their multi-colored feathers.

Jarvis the Lemur Alpha – Jar- means “spear” in Latin. So the name Jarvis is derived from that.

Juno the Arctic Wolf Alpha – Juno is most likely named after the Roman Goddess, who was the Queen of the Olympians. She could also be named after Juneau, Alaska.

Koko the Flamingo Alpha – Koko means “night” in the Blackfoot Native American language. Koko means “stork” in Japanese.

LaSalle the Raccoon Alpha – LaSalle is named after the explorer Robert de LaSalle.

Liza the Panda Alpha – Liza is named after Eliza Scidmore, who was the first female board member of the National Geographic Society. Liza means “joy” in Hebrew.

Manni the Sloth Alpha – Manni means “man” in Old Norse. This may lead to the conclusion that Manni is a male.

Mica the Coyote Alpha – Mica means “coyote” in the Sioux Native American language.

Olive the Cheetah Alpha – Olive is a symbol of peace in many cultures. Olive may have been also named after the Olive Tree or Fruit.

Peck the Bunny Alpha- Peck is named for Annie Peck, a women mountaineer who was part of the early National Geographic Society.

Perry the Falcon Alpha – Perry means “pear tree” in Old English.

Sigrid the Deer Alpha – The name Sigrid means “victory” and “beautiful” in the Old Norse language.

Sir Gilbert the Tiger Alpha – Sir Gilbert is named after Gilbert M. Grosvenor, the creator of National Geographic Kids. Gilbert means “pledge”, “bright”, and “famous” in French.

Tavie the Dolphin Alpha – Tavie is named after Octavie Coudreau who was a French explorer.

Valentina the Eagle Alpha – Valentina is named after the name Valens which means “strong, vigorous, and healthy.” This might mean that Valentina is a very strong alpha.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the possible meaning of the alpha’s names. See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold


Hi jammers! I have a post today, on the Falcon animal. Enjoy!

The Falcons were first announced in a poll on January 21st, 2016. The poll was asking the jammers of Jamaa which animal they wanted to be released next. The choices sloths, falcons, or ostriches. The jammers voted for falcons, and falcons came to Jamaa on April 14th, 2016. On May 12th, 2017 though Falcons went traveling, and they are due to return in a few days.

The Falcon’s specific species is the Peregrine Falcon. The Falcon’s alpha is Perry. The Falcon’s have their own short called Blown Away.

The Falcon is the third flying animal released in Jamaa, preceding it are the eagles and owls.

There are also Pet Falcons, that jammers can get by hatching an egg from The Diamond Shop. You have about a 20% chance of getting the pet falcon, because there are 4 other possible pets that can be hatched (Echidna, Platypus, Chick, and Crocodile.)

Jammers can buy the falcon as part of the Falcon Bundle. The Falcon Bundle also comes with a Falcon Archway, Falcon Perch, Peregrine Sofa, and Kestrel Armchair.

I hope you will buy the Falcon as soon as it returns home to Jamaa. Thanks for reading jammers, and see you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

Pet Tarantulas

Hi jammers and welcome to Tuesday’s post! Today, I’m doing a post on the new Pet Tarantulas that have come back to Jamaa for the Night of the Phantoms! Enjoy!

The Pet Tarantula was originally released for the October 2012 Monthly Member Gift. In October 2013 it came to The Diamond Shop for Night of the Phantoms and has been coming back ever since.

When you make a tarantula you can color it, two different colors. I made my tarantula black and turquoise. I recommend doing black for the first color and then a neon or bright color for the second one. It looks really cool! You can also choose the color of the pattern on the tarantula’s legs and back, the shape and size of the tarantula’s abdomen, and the shape of tarantula’s eyes.

Here are the accessories for the tarantula:

Glowing Effects That Appear Underneath The Tarantula.






Top Left: Leg Warmers Bottom Left: Socks Top Right: Spikes Bottom Right: Tires

(From Left to Right): Antennae, Bow, Pirate Hat, and Caravan.

Meet StarryHill the Tarantula!

Thanks for reading this post jammers! See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold


Hi jammers! Today, I have a post on the lynx animal in Animal Jam. Enjoy!

The Lynx were confirmed in Volume 153 of the Jamaa Journal on August 20th, 2015 September 3rd of 2015. In a few weeks from today (October 9th, 2017) the Lynx will be leaving Jamaa, but will hopefully be returning in the Spring of 2018.

The Lynx currently costs 10 diamonds at the Diamond Shop in Jamaa Township. The Lynx’s alpha is Felicity.

The Pet Lynx was released on August 31st in 2017. It costs 3 diamonds in the Diamond Shop in Jamaa Township.

The Lynx have their own short that is called “The Missing Lynx.” This short is pretty funny.

I hope you will buy the Lynx before it leaves Jamaa for the winter! Thanks for reading jammers, see you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

This is my lynx, Mythical BerryMoon.