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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.


Latest Animal Fact Sheet

  • Seadragon
  • Seadragon
    Seadragons use unusual camouflage to avoid predators: they look like seaweed or seaweed.

Picture of the Day


Animal of the Week

  • Meerkat
  • Meerkat
    Do you know why meerkats often stand on their hind legs? You'll learn all about in our animal profile!

Animals in July

  • Dolphin
  • Dolphin
    Dolphin are marine mammals. There are 40 species. Did you know that the killer whale is also a dolphin?

  • Okapi
  • Okapi
    What kind of animal is the okapi? A zebra or a giraffe? So far, little is know about it. Here's why.


  • Giraffe
  • Giraffe
    This is amazing: The tongue of a giraffe is blue-grey and is up to 20 in (50 cm) long! Check out its profile!

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

  • Praying Mantis
  • Praying Mantis
    Did you know that the praying mantis can turn its head 180 degrees?

World Animal Days

Knowledge Articles

  • Hawksbill Sea Turtle
  • Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    The hawksbill turtle is a sea turtle species. It is critically endangered. There are only about 2,000 animals left.

  • Alpaca
  • Alpaca
    Alpacas are humpless camels. They're closely related to llamas, vicuñas and guanacos. 

  • Boxfish
  • Boxfish
    Boxfish are funny looking fish. Some species have horns - like cows. They're closely related to pufferfish.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • African Elephant
  • African Elephant
    The African elephant is the heaviest land mammal in the world. Find out everything about it!

  • Asian Rhino
  • Asian Rhino
    Rhinos don’t just live in Africa. Check out our fact sheet about Asian rhinos: the Sumatran, Javan and Indian.

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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