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!

Barn OwlBarn Owl
Barn owls fly almost silently. But how do they do that? We'll tell you in its animal profile!

Brown BearBrown Bear
Do brown bears climb? How do they hibernate? What are they eating? Are they dangerous? 

Red FoxRed Fox
Did you know that foxes use the Earth's magnetic field when hunting? More on this in its profile!

Edible DormouseEdible Dormouse
The dormouse is a really cute rodent! Soon it will enter its well deserved hibernation phase!

White StorkWhite Stork
Before winter comes, white storks head south to spend their time in the warmer African climate.

Jaguars are one of the few big cats that love to swim! More about the fascinating predator in the profile.

Here's an interesting question: Do zebras have black stripes on white fur or white stripes on black fur?

What is so special about the chameleon's eyes? And why does it have such a long tongue?

Why do rattlesnakes rattle? We'll tell you the answer and a lot of fascinating facts about this animal!

Morpho ButterflyMorpho Butterfly
When the blue morpho expands its wings they are shimmering in a very bright and flashing blue color.

Picture of the Day

Mongolian gerbil

World Animal Days

CheetahCheetah Day - December 04
The cheetah is the fastest animal in the world (on land)! Did you know that it can change its direction in the middle of the jump?

MandrillMonkey Day - December 14
For monkey day we want to introduce you to a very special one: the Mandrill, the most colorful primate in the world!

Tip: animalfunfacts-Videos

5 facts about amphibiansAll About Amphibians
Amphbians are cold-blooded. What exactly does that mean? And what is a metamorphosis?

The strongest animals in the worldThe Strongest Animals
Do you know the Which is the strongest animal? The rhino? The elephant? Let's check this video!

Colorful AnimalsColorful Animals
When you try to hide, striking colors are not a good idea. Why are animals brightly colored?

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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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