October 20, 2014

Lion

Lion and Lioness

Lions were once widespread throughout most of Africa and India, and even North and South America. Wild lions now only live in sub-saharan Africa and Gir Forest of northwestern India. Lions of Africa are listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation List of Threatened Animals. Lions of the Gir … [Read more...]

Vertebrates

Vertebrates

Vertebrates are animals with an internal backbone or spinal column. There are over 85,000 species of vertebrate animals such as amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. Most large land animals are vertebrates. Even large sea animals, such as the whale, are vertebrates. However, only about 5% … [Read more...]

Reptiles

The Crocodile is a common type of Reptile

Reptiles are some of the oldest life forms on Earth, with fossils dating back about 320–310 million years. Reptiles are cold-blooded, four-legged vertebrates that inhabit every continent of the world, except Antarctica. A reptile's skin is covered with a tough external plate or scute, such as the … [Read more...]

Marsupials

Kangaroo

Marsupials are a type of mammal common to Australia and nearby islands. They are unique from other mammals in that the female marsupial has a pouch in which she carries and nurses her young. The pouch or marsupium is basically a fold of skin that covers the mother's nipples and protects the … [Read more...]

Mammals

Primate

Mammals are a class of vertebrate animal. If you are reading this, there is a very good chance you are a mammal. More specifically, you are a probably a primate of the human family. The term mammal comes from the fact that female mammals have mammary glands that produce milk to feed their young … [Read more...]

Fish

Fish

The fish family includes a wide variety of vertebrate animals that live in the water. Although there are over 31,500 different types of fish, with many diverse characteristics, the one thing that fish have in common is that they breathe oxygen from the water through gills. Fins are also a common … [Read more...]

Birds

Bird

Birds are defined as winged animals with two legs that lay eggs. In addition to the wings, birds have two other easily recognizable characteristics. They are covered with feathers, and they have a beak with no teeth. Birds are warm-blooded animals, meaning that they internally regulate body … [Read more...]

Amphibians

Amphibian, Frog

Amphibians begin life as water-breathing animals, and then in maturity evolve into an air-breathing animal. Amphibians are also cold-blooded animals, meaning they rely on external, environmental heat sources, such as the Sun, to control their body temperature. Examples of amphibians include … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Animal Kingdom

The Lion - Proud and Majestic Symbol of the Animal Kingdom

Welcome to the new Animal Kingdom blog. If you love animals, or need to do a school project on animals, this site will provide you with a wealth of information on a wide variety of animals. AnimalKingdom.net is a companion web site to Kidport.com, a K-8 children's education site. AnimalKingdom.net … [Read more...]