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animalfunfacts.net 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

  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Green Sea Turtle
    The green sea turtle is a large sea turtle. It isn't named after its shell color, but after its green body fat.

Picture of the Day


Animals in May

  • May Bug
  • May Bug
    Have you ever wondered why the May beetle got its name?Is it related to the month of May?

  • Ladybug
  • Ladybug
    In May, you can spot the first ladybugs. Do you know the significance of the spots on their wings?

  • Bumblebee
  • Bumblebee
    Learn all about the bumblebee! Check out its characteristics, behavior, anatomy and importance for the ecosystem!

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
    Ever wondered why the woodpecker never gets a headache? Well, it turns out it has a clever trick!

  • Brimstone Butterfly
  • Brimstone Butterfly
    The brimstone butterfly is one of the first butterflies in spring. It has the longest lifespan of all!

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

World Animal Days


  • Bald Eagle
  • 20.06.24
    American Eagle Day
    On this day the national symbol of the USA is honored. We have lots a facts about the bald eagle.

Knowledge Articles

  • Roe Deer
  • Roe Deer
    The roe deer is the most common and smallest deer in Europe. Learn all about it in our fact sheet!

  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
    The red-eyed tree frog has large, red eyes with vertical slits. It is a symbol of the protection of the rainforest.

  • Adder
  • Adder
    The adder is a venomous snake. It is shy, but if it feels threatened, it will bite. Learn all about it in our new animal profile.

  • Animals Living in Hedges
  • Animals Living in Hedges
    This article explores animals and plants found in hedges. Learn all about this fascinating habitat!


  • Red Fox
  • Animals of the Forest
    Learn all about the forest as a biome, its vital role and its plants and animal species.

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

  • Alpine Newt
  • Alpine Newt
    The Alpine newt is a salamander that lives in European forests. It has a bright orange belly.

animalfunfacts-Videos

  • Symbiosis
  • Symbiosis
    What does symbiosis mean, what types of symbiosis are there and how does it benefit animals?

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

  • Rainforest Animals
  • Rainforest Animals
    Where can rainforests be found and which animals live in this habitat?

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Animal Fact Sheets:

Over 200 fact sheets with exciting information and pictures! Here you will find facts about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, spiders and invertebrates.

Pets:

Useful information 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.

Knowledge:

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!

Games:

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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