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.

Surf Tips: Knowledge articles!

Wombats are marsupials and quite different from other mammals in many ways. For example, they produce cube-shaped poop!

Do you know why meerkats have dark patches around their eyes? Why do they stand on their hind legs?

Why do gorillas beat their chest with their hands? Are gorillas dangerous? What do gorillas eat?

May BugMay Bug
Where does the name May bug come from? Does it really have to do with the month of May? How do these insects look like? How large are they?

Kingfishers are also known as flying gems. Find out more about these beautiful birds the animal profile!

What kind of animal is the okapi? A zebra or a giraffe? So far, little is know about it. Here's why.

Isn't that weird: Armadillos wear a shells! In fact n other mammal wears a shell. Guess what: that's not the only strange thing about them!

Forest Dung BeetleForest Dung Beetle
The busy little forest dung beetle is easy to spot at this time of the year. You can even hear it! Here's the profile.

Ladybugs are always red and have black dots on them. Wait. There are yellow ones and even ladybugs without dots!

What is biological diversity? Why is it so important that there are lots of different animals, habitats and landscapes?

• Pets:

Infos and Tipps for Dogs, Cats, Budgies, etc.

You are looking for a pet? Here you will find nearly 100 profiles of family-friendly dog breeds, cat breeds, hamsters, guinea pigs and bird breeds.

• Pet Names Database:

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.

• Animal Fact Sheets:

More than 190 factsheets withe exiting infos and pictures

Here you will find facts about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, spiders and invertebrates. You'll also learn what animals are and how they differ from plants.

• Games:

Coloring Pages, Animal Quizzes and Personality Tests

90 Coloring Pages - printable or for coloring online. Test your knowledge in Animal Quizzes. If you want to find out which kind of pet would suit you go ahead and take a personality test.

• Animal Records:

Which are the biggest, fastest, heaviest etc.?

More than 250 records sorted by category. You'll also learn how to distinguish animals that look alike.

• Knowledge:

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!