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- Animals of British Columbia
- Farm Animals for Toddlers (Merino)
Provides drawings of a few farm animals and states the sound each makes.
- Animals (Oakland Zoo)
Provides pictures and detailed descriptions for a wide variety of animals.
- Animals on the Farm
- Animals in Animation (Plainview Elementary)
Includes a flag, an arrowhead, a lizard catching a fly, a spider dropping down, a deer running, an elephant walking and a butterfly.
- Pleistocene Animals (Illinois State Museum)
Provides articles and pictures.
- Live Animals in the Classroom (University of Saskatchewan)
Provides information and activities for the care and use of animals in the classroom..
- Petfinder (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - ASPCA)
Matches people wanting pets with people wanting to give away pets. 11-99
- Animals A B C
- Animals D E F
- Animals G H I
- Animals M N O
- Animals P Q R
- Animals S T U
- Animals V W X Y Z
- Animals (About.com - Sampson)
Provides sources of information on animals, listed alphabetically. 8-00
- Animals by Region (Kids' Planet)
Provides factsheets on animals, by region of the world. Includes drawings of the animals.
- Animals Clipart (ClipsAhoy.com)
Provides Bears, Birds, Bugs, Cats, Cows, Dogs, Donkeys and Mules, Elephants, Foxes, Fish and Water, Horses, Moose, Pets, Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles, Rodents, and Sheep. 2-01
- Farm Animals - Australian (Education World)
Provides sources of information on farm animals, including instructional sites. 4-01
- Farm Animals Worksheets (AbcTeach)
Provides dozens of printable worksheets by theme. 8-01
- Farm Animals (Snaith Primary School)
Provides worksheets and interactive problems to solve. 11-01
- Animals (National Geographic)
Provides pictures, profiles, sounds, and news on select or unusual animals. 3-02
- Animals and Nature (National Geographic)
Provides news on exploration of the earth. 5-02
- Scientific Classification of Animals (Wikipedia.org)
Explains how the animal world is organized by classifications. 2-04
- Animals A - Z (Zoobooks.com)
Provides information on animals, including what they eat and how long they live.
- Culture in Animals (NationalGeographic.com)
"When researchers first saw something strange on the snout of a dolphin in Shark Bay, Western Australia, they thought it was a massive tumor. Now they say it provides the first evidence of a tool-use culture in marine mammals.” 6-05
- -04-05-06 "Missing Link" Between Fish and Land Animals Found (TimesOnline.co.uk)
"An evolutionary missing link that was among the first fish to leave the sea and walk on land has been unearthed in the Canadian Arctic."
"The fossil discovery illuminates a chapter in the history of life on Earth that was essential to the ultimate emergence of human beings. Tiktaalik roseae, which lived about 375 million years ago, has features that blur the distinction between fish and terrestrial limbed creatures." 04-06
- Animal Resources for Students and Educators (A-Z Animals)
Provides resources for students and educators by the name of the animal. 01-09
- Anteaters (A-Z Animals)
"The giant anteaters front feet have large claws, which are curled under when the giant anteater walks. Although the giant anteater has poor vision the giant anteater is able to detect food using its keen sense of smell." 01-09
- Armadillos (A-Z Animals)
"The armadillo has a hard outer shell and can curl up into a ball leaving no soft body parts exposed to danger (a bit like a woodlouse). The armadillo also has long claws which the armadillo uses for digging burrows and hunting for insects in the earth."
"Despite the armadillos odd shape, most armadillos can also reach a top speed of nearly 30 mph so can easily outrun most jungle predators." 01-09
- Aye Aye (A-Z Animals)
"The aye aye has rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger that fills the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. The aye aye taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its long middle finger into the hole to pull the grubs out." 01-09
- Baboons (A-Z Animals)
"Baboons are medium sized primates found in Africa, and are best known for their bright behinds!"
"Baboon live together in troops with only one dominant male baboon for every troop. The other up to 50 remaining baboons are females and baby baboons, that are either female or not old enough to survive without the baboon troops help." 01-09
- Camels (A-Z Animals)
"The bactrian camel is better known as being the type of camel with two humps. There are only two surviving species of camel remaining, the single humped camels from the Middle East and the bactrian (double humped) camel from Northern Asia." 01-09
- Bears (A-Z Animals)
"Most bears are nocturnal, solitary animals only really congregating during the bears mating season. The mother bear will then raise her cubs until they too, are old enough to live on their own. Bears generally have an excellent sense of smell and are also fantastic at climbing trees, swimming and are able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph for short periods of time."
The sub-species of bears include: Asian Black Bear, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Giant Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear, Spectacled Bear, and Sun Bear. 01-09
- Bats (A-Z Animals)
"Bats are found all around the world and there are hundreds of different species of bat, living in caves and forests, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. The bumblebee bat found in the jungle of Thailand, is the smallest mammal in the world and weighs less than a penny!" 01-09
- Binturong (A-Z Animals)
"The binturong is also commonly called the Asian bearcat. The binturong is native to the jungles of southeast Asia and is commonly found in countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia."
"The binturong is a very vocal animal and the binturongs sounds can travel a long way through the thick jungles. The binturong is known to make chuckling sounds when the binturong seems to be happy and the binturong appears utter a high-pitched wail if the binturong seems to be annoyed." 01-09
- Buffaloes or Bison (A-Z Animals)
"The bison is also known as the American bison and the American buffalo, although the bison is only thought to be very distantly related to the buffalo and the water buffalo found in Africa and Asia respectively."
"The bison is one of the largest types of cow in the world with adult bison commonly growing to 2 meters tall or more. The bison typically have long shaggy hair if they inhabit colder regions and the bison in the warmer climates have shorter hair." 01-09
- Whales, Blue (A-Z Animals)
"Blue Whales are the largest recorded mammal on earth some reaching nearly 120ft!The blue whale is found in pretty much all oceans but the whales tend to prefer the warmer waters."
"The blue whale has been nearly hunted to extinction by man when eastern Asian whaling came into fashion a few of hundred years ago. There are less than 12,000 blue whales left worldwide." 01-09
- Bobcats (A-Z Animals)
"Bobcats are adaptable predators of the North American cat family, thought to be a subspecies of the Canadian lynx." 01-09
- Bongo Antelope (A-Z Animals)
"The bongo is a reddish-orange hoofed animal with white stripes running vertically along it's body. The bongo is the largest species of Antelope found in the African forests." 01-09
- -02-10-10 Denmark's Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals (CBS News)
"They call it the "Danish Experiment" - a source of pride for the country's 17,000 farmers. CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric reports how unlike industrial farms in the U.S., which use antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease, farmers in Denmark use antibiotics sparingly, only when animals are sick."
"The experiment to stop widespread use of antibiotics was launched 12 years ago, when European studies showed a link between animals who were consuming antibiotic feed everyday and people developing antibiotic resistant infections from handling or eating that meat." 02-10
- Animals Use Tools (CNN News)
"For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from beast."
"But in 1960, a young wildlife researcher named Jane Goodall told her boss,anthropologist Louis Leakey, that she'd witnessed chimpanzees stripping leaves from twigs and using them to 'fish' for termites."
"A stunned Leakey responded,'Now we must redefine tool, redefine Man, or accept chimpanzees as humans.' Of course, we now know that chimps were only the beginning." 04-10
- Ten Animals Most At Risk from Oil Spill (CBS News)
"Oil is spreading across the Gulf of Mexico -- the result of the sinking of an oil rig last week. A spill of this magnitude so close to the wetlands, estuaries and national fisheries of south Louisiana is unprecedented."
"Though it's unclear how badly wildlife along the Gulf Coast will suffer, the timing of the spill couldn't be worse. This is peak spawning and nesting season for many species of fish, birds, turtles and marine mammals. Many species remain in set breeding areas during this time and there's less instinct to move away from danger." 04-10
- How Animals Learn Language (Time.com)
"TIME science writer Jeffrey Kluger visits the Great Ape Trust to meet a remarkable Bonobo ape named Kanzi."
- -Study: Social Animals Have Grown Larger Brains (ScienceDaily.com)
"Co-author and Director of ICEA Professor Robin Dunbar said: 'For the first time, it has been possible to provide a genuine evolutionary time depth to the study of brain evolution. It is interesting to see that even animals that have contact with humans, like cats, have much smaller brains than dogs and horses because of their lack of sociality.' " 11-10
- -09-14-12 Stem Cells Restore Hearing in Animals (Time.com)
"In a promising early study, researchers from the U.K. restored hearing in deaf gerbils by using human embryonic stem cells. It’s an encouraging finding for some of the millions of people who suffer from hearing disorders."
"Stem cells can be coaxed into any type of cell in the body, and while they have been turned into auditory nerve cells before, this is the first study to show that such transplanted cells can actually restore hearing." 09-12
- -Editorial: Domesticated Animals Should Be a Top Priority on Climate Change (WorldWatch.org)
"Whenever the causes of climate change are discussed, fossil fuels top the list.Oil, natural gas, and especially coal are indeed major sources of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). But we believe that the life cycle and supply chain of domesticated animals raised for food have been vastly underestimated as a source of GHGs, and in fact account for at least half of all human-caused GHGs. If this argument is right, it implies that replacing livestock products with better alternatives would be the best strategy for reversing climate change. In fact, this approach would have far more rapid effects on GHG emissions and their atmospheric concentrations—and thus on the rate the climate is warming—than actions to replace fossil fuels withrenewable energy."
Editor's Note: The amount of GHGs is only a part of the issue. Methane from domesticated animals stays in the air for only a short time while CO2 can stay in the air for hundreds of years. 02-13
- Ask the Ocean Animals Expert
- Old Indian Legends (University of Virginia Library)
Provides 14 legends involving animals. 10-09
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