- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Animal Encyclopedia for Kids offers animal profiles, animal records and animal knowledge for school and homework, all about pets and a huge pet name database.

Latest Animal Fact Sheet

Learn all about sheep in our new fact sheet! These animals are amazingly intelligent and very social.

Picture of the Day


Animals in Winter

Is it really true that wolves howl at the moon? Check our animal fact sheet to find out!

Arctic foxArctic Fox
The Arctic fox survives temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit (-70 degrees Celsius)!

Arctic HareArctic Hare
The Arctic hare has a white fur only in winter. Why? Find out interesting facts in the factsheet.

World Animal Days

International Zebra Day
Do Zebras have white stripes on black fur? Or black stripes on white fur?

Groundhog Day
What is Groundhog Day about? We will tell you in its animal profile!

Knowledge Articles

Fire SalamanderFire Salamander
Learn all about the Fire Salamander and its life style! Where does it live? Is it poisonous?

Learn all about the European badger and its life style in our new animal profile! Take a guess: How big was the biggest sett?

Learn all about shrews! Did you know that they can shrink their organs and bones during winter?

Eurasian JayEurasian Jay
Did you know that they make sounds like squeaking tires and rattling lawnmowers?

Black BearBlack Bear
Are all black bears black? What do black bears eat? Can they climb? Where do they live?

Walruses do not need their tusks for hunting. But why then? More about this in the walrus profile.


Food Lovers and Hunger ArtistsHibernation
Do you know the difference between hibernation, dormancy and torpor? This video will explain it to you.

Animals in the ArcticArctic Animals
How do animals survive in the icy Arctic? And what is a Tundra? Check out our video!

Animal SensesAnimal Senses
Which animal species have the best sense of hearing, smelling, taste and vision?

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Animal Fact Sheets:

Over 190 factsheets with exciting infos and pictures! Here you will find facts about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, spiders and invertebrates.


Infos and pet care tips for dogs, cats, budgies, hamsters and guinea pigs. Are you looking for a pet? Here you will find nearly 100 profiles of family-friendly breeds.

Animal Records:

Which are the biggest, fastest, heaviest animals? We have more than 250 records - sorted by category. In this section you'll also learn how to distinguish animals that look alike.

Pet Names Database:

Discover our huge pet name database with more than 1.200 pet names! Whether sweet, smart, funny or in another language - all names are sorted by category, so you can quickly find the right name for your pet.


Check out 90 knowledge articles and exciting news ! Are there any toxic mammals? Can animals count? How do chameleons change their color? How do animals breathe? Exciting articles and simple explanations!


Animal quizzes, coloring pages and personality tests! Test your knowledge in 30 animal quizzes. Or take a personality test to find out which kind of pet would suit you. Also, there are 90 printable coloring pages.

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