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!

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?

Forest ElephantThe Unknown Forest Elephant
There is not just one elephant species. Did you know that there are also forest elephants? And Asian, too? We provide all elephant profiles.

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

Great Spotted WoodpeckerWoodpecker
Why do woodpeckers can hammer without getting headaches? Check out its profile!

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

Mantis ShrimpMantis Shrimp
Watch out! The mantis shrimp shoots air bubbles! But why? Learn more about these bright colored animals.

White StorkWhite Stork
Why does the stork clatter? Is there a reason why it has such long legs? Check out the birds' animal profile.

Loggerhead Sea TurtleLoggerhead Sea Turtle
Did you know that the loggerhead is the largest turtle with a hard shell? Learn more about it in its profile.

Griffon VultureVultures
Come on! Who needs vultures? They may not be cute, but vultures are super important to the ecosystem - and pretty clever!

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!