Saturday, June 4, 2011

Animal migration

Animal migration is when animals travel a long distance on a seasonal basis. Reasons for migration include climate, food, and mating.

Bird wings

All living species of birds have wings.

Bird species

There are near 10,000 bird species in the world.


Birds are warm-blooded animals.


The word "animal" comes from the Latin word animalis. Animalis means "having breath".


An autotroph is an organism that can synthesize its food from inorganic substances by using heat or light as a source of energy. Plants and algee are examples of autotrophs.


A heterotroph is an organism that cannot make its own food from inorganic materials. They must rely on organic substances for nutrition. All animals are heterotrophs.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


A vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone. Birds, reptiles, and mammals are some examples.


An invertebrate is an animal that has no backbone. Some examples are worms and spiders.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Warm-blooded animals control their body temperature internally.


Cold-blooded animals have a body temperature that is regulated by the environment they are in. Reptiles are cold-blooded.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Goats climb

Some goats can climb trees.

Sheep and goats

Sheep and goats are closely related to each other.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Giraffes unique pattern

Each giraffe has a different spot pattern.

Grey kangaroos

Grey kangaroos are smaller than red kangaroos.

Kangaroos range

Kangaroos are found in Australia and New Guinea.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wildebeest migration

Wildebeest are known for their yearly migration to graze on new pastures.

Lions diet

Lions are carnivores. Some of their prey are wildebeest, impalas, zebras, and buffaloes.

Lions climb

A lion can climb trees and sometimes they rest in them.

Moose antlers

Male moose have antlers, female moose do not.

Female moose

A female moose is called a cow.

Male moose

A male moose is called a bull.

Monday, May 2, 2011


A hinny is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.


A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.

Pigs diet

Pigs are omnivores. They consume both plants and meat.

Pony size

Adult ponies are usually smaller than horses.

Female rabbits

A female rabbit is called a doe.

Male rabbits

A male rabbit is called a buck.

Lion group

A group of lions are called a pride.

Zebra group

A group of zebras are called a herd.

Snakes range

Snakes are found on almost every place on Earth.


Reptiles are animals that are cold-blooded, have scaly skin, and breathe through lungs. Reptiles include alligators, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and others.


Snakes are reptiles.

Tiger subspecies

There are six subspecies of tigers now. They include Bengal tigers, Indochinese tigers, Malayan tigers, Siberian tigers, South China tigers, and Sumatran tigers.

Tigers unique stripes

Each tiger has different stripe patterns.

Tigers range

Tigers are found in Asia.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turtles and water

The largest turtles live in the water.


Turtles are reptiles.

Whales range

Whales are found around the world in all oceans and seas.

Giraffe speed

Giraffes can run between 30-35 mph.

Giraffe horns

The two horns on a giraffes head are called ossicones.


A ruminant is an animal that has a multi-chambered stomach, usually divided into four sections. Partially digested food is returned from the stomach to their mouth and chewed again. Some ruminants are giraffes, camels, cows, and sheep.


Primates are animals that have five fingers on their hands. They include lemurs, apes, baboons, monkeys, gorillas, and others.

Bat echolocation

Microbats use echolocation to navigate and to find prey.


Echolocating animals can emit calls out and listen to the echoes they return from the objects they bounce off.

Whale echolocation

Toothed whales use echolocation to find prey.

Wolf speed

Wolves can run near 40 mph.

Zebras range

Zebras are found in Africa.

Wolves range

Wolves are found in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Wolves diet

Wolves are carnivores. Hares, foxes, and squirrels, are some of their prey.

Baby zebras run

Baby zebras can run 1 hour after they are born.

Zebra lifespan

Zebras live for approximately 25 years.

Zebra vision

A zebra has great eyesight, even at night.

Zebra species

There are three species of zebras. They include Plains zebra, the Grevy's zebra, and the Mountain zebra.

Zebras unique stripes

Each zebra has different stripe patterns.


Ungulates are hooved mammals.