Resources About Animals For Kids

This is the place to learn the facts about all living things, whether plant or animal, in all their fascinating diversity! Learn about our natural world of plants & animals in such topics as birds, cats, dogs, horses, other mammals, reptiles and amphibians, saltwater fish and freshwater fish, and even insects – and you can find out about animals in more depth by reading about pet care.

We pay attention to the value of wildlife conservation, as well. The latest information about the world of plants and animals is based on up-to-date research.

Facts about Zooplankton For Kids

The word “plankton” refers to the floating marine organisms that live on the surface of oceans. These organisms can be plants or animals. The plant forms are microscopic algae whose photosynthesis reactions provide the Earth’s atmosphere with the majority of its oxygen. The other type of plankton, composed of tiny animals, is called zooplankton. Zooplankton is […]

Facts about Wolves for Kids

Wolves once roamed most of the Northern Hemisphere, including much of the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Like humans, wolves crossed the Bering land bridge during the Ice Age to range throughout North America, from the Arctic to central Mexico. Both wolf species, the gray (Canis lupus) and the red (Canis rufus), were […]

Bat Facts For Kids

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. There may be more myths about bats than any other animal. Some people think bats are blind bloodsuckers that fly into your hair and carry rabies. Scientific name: Chiroptera Higher […]

List of Animals That Mate For Life and Practice Monogamy

Of the over 5,000 mammal species in the world, monogamous relationships occur in only about 3 to 5 percent of them. But what is a monogamous relationship within the animal kingdom mean? What are the 3 Types of Monogamous Types of Relationships? Recent revelations from animal studies have enabled scientists to distinguish among three different types of […]

Facts about Cougars For Kids

A cougar is a member of the cat, or Felidae, family within the scientific classification charts. The animal is large and powerful, and primarily carnivorous. It shares many characteristics with another Felidae family member, the leopard, except that the body of a cougar is typically free from markings, such as those of cougars and cheetahs. Cougars are either black or […]

Facts about Aardwolfs For Kids

The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa. Its name means “earth wolf” in Afrikaans and Dutch. Scientific name: Proteles cristata Mass: 17 lbs Conservation status: Least Concern Trophic level: Carnivorous Rank: Species Did you know: Aardwolf can eat up to 250,000 termites in one night. Facts about the Aardwolf For Kids Aardwolf looks similar to striped […]

List Of Prehistoric Animals

The term “prehistoric animals” can be used to refer to all time since the beginning of the universe, although it is more often used in referring to the period of time since life appeared on Earth, or even more specifically to the time since human-like beings walked the earth. List Of Popular Prehistoric Animals Ammonite […]

Facts about Deer for Kids

Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Male deer of all species (except the Chinese water deer) and also female reindeer grow and shed new antlers each year. In this they differ from permanently horned animals such as antelope; these are in the same order as deer and may bear a superficial resemblance. The musk […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With M

blue & gold macaw blue-throated macaw Buffon’s macaw green-winged macaw hyacinth macaw Illiger’s macaw Lear’s macaw Mexican military macaw macaws manatees common marmoset slender-tailed meerkat hooded merganser Honduran milksnake crocodile monitor Malayan water monitor white-throated monitor common moorhen morays Indian muntjac Reeve’s muntjac golden-crested mynah

List of Popular Animals that Start With H

Hackee Haddock Hadrosaurus Hag-fish Hairstreak Hake Halcyon Halibut Halicore Hamadryad Hamadryas Hammerhead bird Hammerhead shark Hammerkop Hamster Hanuman-monkey Hapuka Hapuku Harbor-porpoise Harbor-seal Hare Harp-seal Harpy-eagle Harrier Harrier Hawk Hart Hartebeest Harvest mouse Harvestmen Hatchet-fish Hawaiian-monk seal Hawk Hector’s dolphin Hedgehog Heifer Hellbender Hen Herald Hercules-beetle Hermit crab Heron Herring Heterodontosaurus Hind Hippo Hippopotamus Hoatzin Hochstetter’s frog […]

Facts about Alpacas for Kids

An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid.Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool. The fiber comes in more than 52 natural […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With U

Uakari Uganda kob Uinta ground squirrel Umbrella bird Umbrette Unau Ungulate Unicorn Upupa Urchin Urial Uromastyx maliensis Uromastyx spinipes Urson Urubu Urus Urutu Urva Utah prairie dog

What is Tagging, and Why is it Important to Scientists?

Tagging, a term coined by scientists, is used to describe the process of placing electronic sensors on select sea creatures, in order to track their movement through the ocean. Marine life that travels long distances to feed, spawn or lay eggs can be tracked as they make their often perilous and lengthy journeys through the […]

Cheetah Facts for Kids

Cheetahs are members of the Felidae family, which means they are relates to cats. They are the fastest land animal on each, able to run at speeds up to 75 miles per hours. Even more notably, cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 65 miles per hour in three second, which is almost twice as fast as the acceleration of a […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With Z

Zander Zanzibar day gecko Zebra Zebra dove Zebra finch Zebra-tailed lizard Zebrafish Zebu Zenaida Zeren Zethus spinipes Zethus wasp ZigZag salamander Zone-tailed pigeon Zooplankton Zopilote Zorilla

Facts about The Himalayan Cat for Kids

As glamorous cats, the Himalayan are like a combination of the luxurious sophistication of the Persians specie and possess the poise, beauty, and markings of the shorthaired Siamese cats. Other similarities that the Himalayans have with the Siamese cats are bright, sapphire blue eyes and a mask, ears, tail, legs, and feet of a different color than the rest of their body. History […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With C

Caecilian Caiman Caiman lizard Calf Camel Canary Canine Canvasback Cape ghost frog Capybara Caracal Cardinal Caribou Carp Cassowary Cat Catbird Caterpillar Catfish Cattle Caudata Cavy Centipede Chafer Chameleon Chamois Cheetah Chevrotain Chick Chickadee Chicken Chihuahua Chimney swift Chimpanzee Chinchilla Chinese crocodile lizard Chipmunk Chital Chrysomelid Chuckwalla Chupacabra Cicada Cirriped Civet Clam Cleaner wrasse Clown anemone fish […]

Facts about Earthworms For Kids

An earthworm is a tube-shaped, segmented worm found in the phylum Annelida. They are commonly found living in soil, feeding on live and dead organic matter. An earthworm has a double transport system composed of coelomic fluid that moves within the fluid-filled coelom and a simple, closed blood circulatory system. The central nervous system consists of two […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With Y

Yaffle Yak Yapok Yard ant Yearling Yellow bellied marmot Yellow belly lizard Yellowhammer Yellowjacket Yellowlegs Yellowthroat Yeti Ynambu Yorkshire terrier Yosemite toad Yucker

List of Popular Animals that Start With A

List of Popular Animals that Start With The Letter A Aardvark Aardwolf Abalone Abyssinian cat Abyssinian ground hornbill Acacia rat Achilles tang Acorn barnacle Acorn weevil Acorn woodpecker Acouchi Adams stag-horned beetle Addax Adder Adelie penguin Admiral Admiral butterfly Adouri African augur buzzard African bush viper African civet African clawed frog African elephant African fish eagle African golden […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With F

List of Popular Animals That Start With The Letter F scrawled filefish peregrine falcon Caribbean flamingo Chilean flamingo lesser flamingo Malayan flying fox Arctic fox fennec fox Cuban tree frog South American ornate horned frog tawny frogmouth frogs Mantella frogs poison arrow frogs

List of Popular Animals that Start With N

List of Popular Animals That Start With The Letter N Nabarlek Nag Naga Nagapies Naked mole rat Nandine Nandoo Nandu Narwhal Narwhale Natterjack Toad Nauplius Nautilus Needle fish Needletail Nematode Nene Neon blue guppy Neon blue hermit crab Neon dwarf gourami Neon rainbow fish Neon red guppy Neon Tetra Nerka Nettlefish Newfoundland dog Newt Newt Nutria Night crawler […]

Polar Bear Facts for Kids

Polar bears are the largest land mammal, and can weigh anywhere from 880-1,500 pounds at their largest. Female polar bears tend to weigh about half of what males weigh. Currently, polar bears are considered to be vulnerable and might be close to being on the endangered animals list soon. Several contributing factors have caused this, including global warming and poaching. Polar bears can swim […]

Facts About Otters For Kids

Most people are familiar with the sea otter or a general river otter, but there are many of these semi-aquatic (and one aquatic) mammals spread out over the world as noted by Otternet. Listed in no particular order the species are: Sea Otter, Giant Otter, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Eurasian Otter, African Clawless Otter, North American River Otter, South American River Otter, […]

Facts about Sloths for Kids

Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, classified into six species. Extant sloths are arboreal residents of the jungles of Central and South America, and are known for being slow-moving, and hence named “sloths”. Extinct sloth species include many ground sloths. The sloth’s taxonomic suborder is Folivora, while some call it Phyllophaga. As […]

Facts about Animals that are Herbivores for Kids

Herbivores are organisms that are anatomically and physiologically adapted to eat plant-based foods. Herbivory usually refers to animals eating plants; fungi, bacteria and protists that feed on living plants are usually termed plant pathogens (plant diseases),and microbes that feed on dead plants are saprotrophs. A herbivore is not the same as a vegetarian, a human who […]

List of Animals that Live in the Desert

Addax Antelope: The addax weighs between 60-120 kg and is 1 m tall. The grass called Astridia is the staple food of these creatures. African Porcupine: The African or crested porcupine is mainly found in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Arabian Horse: The Arabian horse is a large animal with a slender body and possesses great stamina and intelligence. Big Free-tailed […]

Facts about Chimpanzees for Kids

Chimpanzee, sometimes colloquially chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan. The Congo River forms the boundary between the native habitat of the two species: Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes (West and Central Africa) Bonobo, Pan paniscus (forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) Chimpanzees are members of the Hominidae family, along with […]

Mammal Facts and List of Popular Mammals

Mammals are arguably the most diverse group within the animal kingdom. With more than 9000 species of birds and 800,000 species of insects; in contrast, mammals would be considered a small group with only about 4600 species. Despite this, mammals show great diversity in size, shape, form and function and range they inhabit. Here you […]

Facts about Jaguars for Kids

The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only extant Panthera species native to the Americas.The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Americas. The jaguar’s present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and […]

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the conservation status of plants and animals.  The Red List evaluates the extinction risk of thousands of species, using a specific set of criteria that are relevant to all species and regions of the world.  The IUCN, or International Union for the […]

Zoos in Iowa

Blank Park Zoo – 7401 SW 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50315 Cedar Rapids Children Zoo, Cedar Rapids Fejeruary Zoo, Davenport Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines Osborne Conservation Center, Elkader

Facts About The Different Breeds of Horses

Below you will find a list of horse breeds, what is this breed of horses mainly used for, country of origin for the breed, how tall they were typical maximum height in hands (a hand is equivalent to 4 inches), how much each breed weighed, and the coat color of the breed. Scientific Classification of the Horse […]

Facts about the Gazelle for Kids

A gazelle is any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella, or formerly considered to belong to it. Six species are included in two genera, Eudorcas and Nanger, which were formerly considered subgenera. The genus Procapra has also been considered a subgenus of Gazella, and its members are also referred to as gazelles; however […]

Facts about Apes for Kids

Apes are Old World anthropoid mammals, more specifically a clade of tailless catarrhine primates, belonging to the biological superfamily Hominoidea. Hominoids are traditionally forest dwellers, although chimpanzees may range into savanna, and the extinct australopithecines are famous for being savanna inhabitants, inferred from their morphology. Hominoidea contains two families of living (extant) species: Hylobatidae consists of four genera […]

Facts about Exocytosis For Kids

Exocytosis (Exocytosis is the opposite of endocytosis) is a form of active transport in which a cell transports molecules (such as proteins) out of the cell(exo- + cytosis) by expelling them in an energy-using process. Exocytosis and its counterpart, endocytosis, are used by all cells because most chemical substances important to them are large polar molecules that cannot pass through the hydrophobic plasma […]

Facts about Gannets for Kids

Gannets are seabirds comprising the genus Morus, in the family Sulidae, closely related to the boobies. The other two species occur in the temperate seas around southern Africa, southern Australia and New Zealand. Gannets have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this: they have no external nostrils; they have air sacs in their face […]

List of Animals in Alphabetical Order A to Z

List of Popular Animals that start with A Aardvark Aardwolf Abalone Abyssinian cat View The Full List of Animals Starting With A List of Popular Animals that start with B Babirusa Baboon Bactrian Badger Bagworm View The Full List of Animals Starting With B. List of Popular Animals that start with C Caecilian Caiman Caiman lizard Calf […]

List of Types of Cats and Facts for Kids

The cat, also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a small furry domesticated carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and for its ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With S

tiger salamander sawfishes emperor scorpion California sea lion seahorses crabeater seal harbor seal hooded seal leopard seal Ross seal Weddell seal monk seals sergeant major serval bonnethead shark epaulette shark great white shark leopard shark nurse shark Pacific blacktip reef shark whale shark sharks Barbary sheep domestic sheep Australian shelduck cape shelduck Argentine red shoveler […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With G

purple gallinule gars gazelle, addra gazelle gazelle, dorcas gazelle gazelle, Grant’s gazelle gazelle, Mhorr’s gazelle gazelle, slender-horned gazelle gazelle, Soemmerring’s gazelle gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle gecko, leopard gecko gecko, Solomon Island gecko gecko, Tokay gecko gharial gibbon, white-cheeked gibbon gibbons Gila monster giraffe domestic goat Abyssinian blue-winged goose African pygmy goose bar-headed goose cape barren goose […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With V

vaquita black vulture king vulture lappet-faced vulture vultures Old World vultures Vampire bat Vaquita Veery Velociraptor Velvet crab Velvet worm Venomous snake Verdin Vervet Vicuna Viper Viper squid Viperfish Vireo Virginia opossum Vixen Vole Volvox Vulpes Velox Vulpes Vulpes

Facts about Exoskeletons for Kids

An exoskeleton is the external skeleton that supports and protects an animal’s body, in contrast to the internal skeleton (endoskeleton) of, for example, a human. The shells of the various groups of shelled mollusks, including those of snails, clams, tusk shells, chitons and nautilus, are also exoskeletons. Mineralized exoskeletons first appeared in the fossil record […]

Facts about Mice for Kids

A mouse is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse.  Mouse often refers to any small muroid rodent, while rat refers to larger muroid rodents. The American white-footed mouse […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With O

Virginia opposum Bornean orangutan scimitar-horned oryx ostrich Asian small-clawed otter Congo clawless otter giant river otter sea otter barn owl great horned owl

List of Animals That Migrate

Animal migration is the traveling of long distances in search of a new habitat. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, or the season of the year. Bird migration is the regular seasonal journey undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, […]

List of Popular Animals That Start With The Letter B

Babirusa Baboon Bactrian Badger Bagworm Baiji Bald eagle Baleen whale Balloonfish Bandicoot Banteng Barasinga Barasingha Barb Barbet Barnacle Barracuda Basilisk Bass Basset hound Bat Beagle Bear Bearded dragon Beaver Bee Beetle Bell frog Beluga whale Bettong Big-horned sheep Bighorn Bilby Binturong Bird Bird of Paradise Bison Bittern Black Bear Black fly Black panther Black rhino […]

Camel Facts and Resources for Kids

A camel is a mammal that is best known for the humps on its back. The dromedary species of camel has only one hump on its back, while the Bactrian species camel has two humps. These humps are often misbelieved as being water storage deposits on the animals. However, the humps do not store water, but fat. In […]

Zoos in Wisconsin

International Crane Foundation: Baraboo, WI 53913 Irvine Park Zoo: Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls Jo-Don Farms: Franksville Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary: 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay, WI 54302 Henry Vilas Zoo: Madison Lincoln Park Zoo: in Lincoln Park, 1215 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Wildwood Park Zoo: Marshfield, Wisconsin, 54449 Milwaukee County Zoo: 10001 West […]

List of Popular Animals that Start With L

leafy sea dragon black & white ruffed lemur red ruffed lemur ring-tailed lemur lemurs leopard lion, African lionfish – scorpionfish – stonefish lizard, Mexican beaded lizards llama lookdown lorikeet, Edwards’s blue-streaked lory chattering lory Duivenbode’s lory dusky lory

Facts For Kids about Scorpions and Their Sting

Scorpions are similar in appearance to large insects, but, because they have eight legs, are actually members of the arachnid class of the arthropod phylum, and as such are part of the same grouping that includes spiders, ticks and mites. Members of the Scorpionida order are characterized by a hollow, curved, venom-filled stinger at the […]

Invertebrates Facts and List of Popular Invertebrates

An invertebrate is an animal without a backbone. The group includes 95% of all animal species except those in the chordate subphylum Vertebrata which include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Many invertebrates have a fluid-filled, hydrostatic skeleton, like the jelly fish or worm. Others have a hard outer shell, like insects and crustaceans. The rest are vertibrates. There are many […]

Badger Facts and Resources For Kids

Badgers are a mammal that are indigenous to many areas of the world, including North America, Asia, Europe, especially the Scandinavian countries. The animals are related to otters and weasels, and their species include a number of subfamilies. The three subfamilies of badgers include Melinae, Mellivorinae and Taxideinae. The origin of the name ‘badger’ is not fact, but it is believed that […]

Baboon Facts and Resources For Kids

Baboons are often thought of as monkeys, to those that are not acutely aware of variations of the animal kingdom. They belong to the same kingdom, phylum, class and order, according to scientific classification. Baboons are broken up into five separate species, all of which belong to the Papio genus. These species are P. hamadryas, […]

Zoos in Arkansas

Little Rock Zoo: #1 Jonesboro Drive, Little Rock 72205  Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary: Greenbrier AR 72058 Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari: Gentry. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs 72632

Zoos in Arizona

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85743 Grand Canyon Deer Farm: 6769 E. Deer Farm Road, Williams, Arizona 86046 Heritage Park Zoo: 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott, Arizona 86301 Keepers Of The Wild: 13441 E. Highway 66, Valentine, Arizona 86413 Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park: Hwy. 264, Building 36A, Window Rock, AZ 86515 […]

African Elephant Facts and Habitat For Kids

An African elephant is a member of the Elephantidae family. The only other surviving mammal in the Elephantidae family is the Asian Elephants. African elephants are some of the largest land mammals on Earth, and have evolved over millions of years. The species was highly threatened in the 19th and 20th centuries by poachers, who made work of killing elephants […]

Abalone Facts for Kids

Abalones are mollusks that are closely related to limpets, but bigger than limpets. An abalone has a single shell that covers its body and has many holes called apertures. Common names for abalones also include ear-shells, sea ears, as well as muttonfish or muttonshells in Australia, ormer in Great Britain, perlemoen and venus’s-ears in South Africa and pāua in […]

Facts about Alpacas for Kids

An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool. The fiber comes in more than 52 […]

Biggest Zoos in the World

There are hundreds of zoos around the world that provide great experiences and teach both kids and adults about the great animals that inhabit our world. Below you will find a list of the largest Zoos in the world and some quick facts about each. 1. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium […]

Zoos In South Dakota

Bear Country USA: 13820 S. Highway 16 – Rapid City, SD 57702 Bramble Park Zoo: Watertown, South Dakota Butterflies at Outdoor Campus: Sioux Falls Great Plains Zoo & Museum: 805 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Reptile Gardens: Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Facts For Kids About The 8 Types Of Bears

There are eight types of bears in the world. For many years scientists wondered whether the panda was more like the raccoon family or more like the bear family. The last ten years, DNA studies have shown that that giant panda is more closely related to the bear than a raccoon. Most bears are not the fierce […]

Zoos in New Mexico

Alameda Park Zoo American International Rattlesnake Museum Albuquerque Aquarium Rio Grande Zoological Park Albuquerque Biological Park Rio Grande Nature Center Living Desert Zoological Park Hillcrest Park Zoo Wildlife West Nature Park Victory Ranch Candy Kitchen Rescue Ranch Spring River Zoo Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Zoos in Massachusetts

Butterfly Place at Papillon Park: 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886 Buttonwood Zoo: New Bedford, Massachusetts Capron Park Zoo: Attleboro, Massachusetts Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary: 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067 Museum of Science: Live Animal Center, Boston New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Norcross Animal Sanctuary: 30 Peck […]

List of Animals of the Stone Age

The Stone Age was comprised of three dominant eras: the Paleolithic era, Mesolithic era, and the Neolithic era. These eras are also known as the Old Stone Age, Middle Stone Age, and New Stone Age respectively. The categorization of this age as the Stone Age derives from the proliferation of stone tools which were used as weapons of survival for early man. Simple stones gave way to […]

Amphibian Facts and List of Popular Amphibians

All amphibians spend part of their time on land, but rely on water for reproductive purposes and, as such, are the evolutionary link between fish and terrestrial reptiles. Amphibians lack amniotic eggs and are ectothermic (cold-blooded), meaning that they rely on the outside environment to regulate their body temperature. They have the ability, during different phases of […]

Animal Babies, Name of Male and Female, and Groups Of Animals

Aardvark What is a baby Aardvark called? cub What is a Female Aardvark called? sow What is a Male Aardvark called? boar What is a group of Aardvark called? pack, grouping African buffalo What is a baby African buffalo called? calf What is a Female African buffalo called? cow What is a Male African buffalo […]

Zoos In Alaska

Alaska Raptor: 1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835 Alaska SeaLife Centre: Seward, AK Alaska Zoo: in Anchorage, Alaska Reindeer Farm: Palmer, Alaska

Zoos in Alabama

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL  36542 Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island, Dauphin Island Biophilia Nature Center’s Butterfly Garden: 12695 C.R. 95, Elberta, Alabama 36530 Birmingham Zoo: Birmingham, Alabama Dauphin Island Sea Lab: 101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 Limestone Zoological Park and Exotic Wildlife Refuge in Harvest, […]

Facts about Aardvarks For Kids

The Aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known. The name aardvark comes from a word meaning “earth pig.” Although the aardvark, endemic to Africa, shares some similarities with the South American anteater, […]

The Weird Animals of The Rainforest

In order to be categorized as a rainforest, a biome must receive have more than 200 days of rain per year, or as much as 240 inches of water accumulation. Most of the world’s rainforests are found along the equator, where temperatures range from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and sometimes warmer. At least fifty […]

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