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Animals in General
All About Animals
This way to amazing animal stories, poetry and art and loads more info. Tell us why you love animals, and send us your poems and pictures, too.
Click and Learn – Please ask your parent or another adult to look at these pages with you.
Animal Exploration: A World to Discover
An exciting look at the animals in the world around us with information on their habitats, food, lifestyle, and life-cycle.
The intelligence of animals is something that we can all learn from. Their behaviors in the wild can offer examples of how we can all live in harmony with everything and everyone. Complete directions for creating an Animal Tribe totem pole.
The ARF Rescue Patrol
Through games, storybooks, lessons and animated comics the ARF Rescue Patrol characters, Evie, Bingo and Zippy share their stories of past abandonment and helplessness, as well as their stories of rescue and courage, to encourage children to join the ARF Rescue Patrol™ to help both people and animals in need.
Classification of Plants & Animals
At any one time in history, there are millions of different kinds of plants and animals in the world. In 1753, a scientist in Sweden named Carolus Linnaeus thought of an orderly system for classifying plants and animals.
These families belong to larger groups, too. Today, we’ll look at members of a big group called the vertebrates. These are animals that have backbones. Do you have a backbone? Great. You’re part of this group!
How do animals spend the winter?
People live in warm houses and wear heavy coats outside. Our food comes from the grocery store. But what happens to the animals?
A web site for all you animal lovers which will give you quick access to information available in the web about all the animals in the world, big and small. Site has a large compilation of video and audio clips.
Take care of your own ePet. You can express yourself, be creative, have fun and connect with friends. Interacting with a MyePet is a fun way to learn about individuality, responsibility, friendship, loyalty, sensitivity to others and much more.
National Geographic Animals and Nature Guide
When it comes to enlightening the entire family, National Geographic doesn’t monkey around.
Nature: Puzzles & Fun
Flash interactive multimedia adventures into the world of nature. From KQED and PBS.
In-depth articles on behavior, diseases, nutrition, and how to provide the best environment for your pet. For those who need advanced information.
Pet of the Day
Take a picture of your pet and nominate it as “Pet of the Day.”
Ranger Rick’s Kid Zone
Loads of ideas for attracting wildlife to your yard and studying the creatures that come.
Switch the animals’ heads, legs and tails to make new creatures at this surrealistic virtual zoo.
Yellowstone National Park’s Official Page for Kids & Teachers
Ever seen a Mooselope? How about a Bighorn Bison? Play the Antler/Horn Match Game and see what kinds of strange creatures you can make! Other games and coloring pages about the natural life of Yellowstone.
Return often to see the most recent newborn zoo babies’ photos and information. Maybe some will be close to where you live!
Australian Museum – Animals
A large resource with lovely photos and stories about the biodiversity in Australia. You can also visit the museum in Sydney, Australia.
Brutus, the Wombat
Every now and then something (in my household it is usually either furry or feathery and smells like it is in urgent need of a bath) unexpected enters your life and somehow changes it forever. In 1988, only days before Christmas we “inherited” a young wombat named Brutus.
Russell The Wombat’s Burrow
G’day..my name is Russell and I am a common wombat who has been released back into the Australian bush. Welcome to my burrow (home page). Come in and have a dig!
Tasmanian devils are meat eating marsupials. While now found only on the island of Tasmania they once roamed widely across Australia and on islands around the coast. Four are now at the San Diego Zoo.
Wombania’s Wombat Information Center
Jam-packed with wombat facts and includes virtually everything you need to know about native Australian wombats. It has information on the wombat, its behavior, diet, habitat, and life cycle.
Echo the Bat
As the warm days of spring led to summer, a baby bat was born. He had a tiny, furry body with awkward wings. His mother held him close to her and wrapped him in her wings.
Free Bat House Plans
Woodworking site has several dozen free bat house plans, from small, side of the barn types to large, elaborate ones.
We have a selection of Arts & Crafts, Fun & Games and even a Bat quiz for you.
Of Mastodons, Mammoths and Other Giants of the Pleistocene
Harsh conditions seemed to encourage the development of giant mammals (Probably because larger animals are better at competing for scare resources like food). Among them were the Mastodon, and the Mammoth.
Breeds of Livestock
An educational and informational resource on breeds of livestock throughout the world. From the Department of Animal Science – Oklahoma State University.
Lots of activities for little kids about 5-7 years old.
Fun Farm Sounds
Here are some animals you might find at Farmland. Click on the picture of the animal you want to hear, and listen.
Banana Slugs are Mollusks and they are “hermaphroditic.” This means that one slug is both male and female at the same time. This site talks about the unusual mating habits of this slug, so may only be appropriate for older students.
All About Snails
Snails can be found in gardens, in ponds and even in the sea. They belong to a group of animals with a soft body called molluscs (mollusks) which are related to oysters, clams, and other shellfish.
Koko For Kids
Fascinated by the thought of talking to gorillas? Come meet Koko, a gorilla who uses American Sign Language.
How to Care for Hamsters
Hamsters’ friendly nature and adaptability have placed them among America’s most popular small pets. From the Humane Society of the U.S.
Seagull’s Guinea Pig Compendium
Our focus is to give current and future pet owners the knowledge they need to help their guinea pigs attain, and exceed, their five-to-seven year expected lifespan.
Kristine Bontaites is the moose biologist for the state of New Hampshire. She’ll answer just about any question you might have. Lots of good photos of moose, too.