August 18, 2017

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...]

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...]

Mollusks

Mollusk

Mollusks are invertebrates that live in ocean, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. It is estimated that there are as many as 120,000 different species of mollusk. There are several different classes of mollusk. The most common mollusks are the gastropods (e.g., snails and slugs), the cephalopod … [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...]

Annelids

Worms

Annelids are invertebrates consisting of over 17,000 species of worms including ragworms, earthworms, and leeches. Annelids can be found in moist and wet earth, as well as marine and freshwater environments. Many annelids, such as leeches, are considered parasites. Annelids range in size from … [Read more...]

Invertebrates

Invertebrate

Invertebrates are animals with no internal skeleton or backbone. Invertebrates make up about 95% of all animal species on Earth. Types of invertebrates include annelids, arachnids, cnidaria, crustaceans, echinoderms, insects, mollusks, and protozoa. Exceptions include amphibians, birds, fish, … [Read more...]

Insects

Insect

Insects are a type of invertebrate, meaning they don't have an internal skeleton or backbone. Insects are also a type of arthropod. The term arthropod comes from the Greek word meaning "jointed feet," and includes other similar animals such as crustaceans and arachnids. Insects are one of the … [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...]

Echinoderms

Sea Star or Starfish

Echinoderms are a type of invertebrate found in marine or ocean environments. Common echinoderms include the sea star, sea urchin, sand dollar and sea cucumber. Most echinoderms have arms or spines that radiate from the center of their body. The central body contains their organs, such as mouth for … [Read more...]

Crustaceans

Crab

Crustaceans are a type of invertebrate, meaning they don't have an internal skeleton. They are also part of the arthropod family of animals. The term arthropod comes from the Greek word meaning "jointed feet," and includes other similar animals such as insects and arachnids. Even if you are not … [Read more...]