Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

animalfunfacts.net offers animal profiles, animal records and animal knowledge for school and homework, all about pets and a huge pet name database.

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Funny biological animal namesFunny species names
Does the motorbike frog have a driving licence? Do flashlight fish need batteries? Check out these weird species names!


Scarab BeetleScarab Beetle
What a funny little beetle! The scarab beetle rolls small balls. He does it backwards. But why? Find it out!


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


FireflyFirefly
By the end of June you can see the first fireflies at night. Why do fireflies glow? How do they produce their light?


Can animals get sunburned?Can animals get sunburned?
The answer is: Yes! You might think this only adresses animals with little hair or coat, but our beloved pets can get sunburned, too.


Purple Colored AnimalsPurple Colored Animals
Purple starfish? Purple beetles? This color isn’t actually that rare in the animal kingdom. Find out more!


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


Toucan billThe toucan bill
Why does the toucan have such a large bill? It must be really heavy! In our knowledge article you will learn the real purpose of its bill!


Famous animalsFamous animals
Find out about Hoover, the talking seal, a horse that does math, Koko, the talking gorilla and Barry, the avalanche dog.

• 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!