- 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.

Surf Tips: Knowledge Articles!

There are 45 species of toucan birds with a wide variety of beaks and plumage colors.

Blue MacawHyacinth Macaw
The hyacinth macaw is the largest parrot species. It grows up to 3.5 feet (100 cm). Check its animal profile.

Poison Dart FrogPoison Dart Frog
What happens when you touch them? How poisonous are they? Why are they poisonous anyway?

Orangutans are very intelligent. They recognize themselves in the mirror and they use tools, too.

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

Why do Tapirs have such an odd-looking trunk? Learn more about this animal in our fact sheet.

In the animal profile you'll learn everything about the octopus with the eight tentacles.

Do all starfish have five arms? Is it true that starfish don't have a brain? We'll tell you.

Hammerhead SharkHammerhead Shark
Why do hammerhead sharks have weird-shaped heads? Learn more about them in the animal profile.

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

Picture of the Day

Eurasian nuthatch

World Animal Days

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
Today we celebrate all little fluttering beings. Learn more about butterflies and hummingbirds!

Sloth Day
Sloths move very slowly and hang upside down in trees all day - these animals are just too funny!

Tip: animalfunfacts-Videos

Rainforest AnimalsVideo: Rainforest Animals
Which animals live in rainforests and where can rainforests be found exactly? Watch the video.

Endangered Animal SpeciesVideo: Endangered Species
Which animal species are threatened and why? What can you do about it yourself?

SymbioseVideo: Symbiosis
What does the word
symbiosis mean and how does it benefit animals?

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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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