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About Us has been a constantly growing animal encyclopedia since 2015. It is the English edition of – the German counterpart, that was originally founded in 2008.

Silke from Silke from - Photo: Martin S.

Why We Do

Education Is the Key

In 2022, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published that 41,500 out of 147,500 species are endangered or even threatened with extinction. That's a shocking number of over 28%.

At we believe that the key to animal and nature conservation starts with one crucial step: education.

We believe understanding animals better can help us to truly appreciate them, such as recognizing their sensitivity, intelligence, and crucial role in maintaining our planet and ensuring our own survival.

Our aim is to provide our readers with a greater insight into various life styles in the animal kingdom. Additionally, we strive to promote the understanding that all forms of life coexist in a delicate balance and depend on each other, including humans. We hope to encourage people to reconnect with nature and view themselves as part of nature again, as a part of a community. We would be happy to see that people extend love, appreciation, and respect not only to themselves but also to animals.

The Best English Animal Encyclopedia

That's why we've made it our top goal to become the best English animal encyclopedia. We enjoy breaking down the lifestyles, appearances, and behaviors of animals in a simple and understandable manner. Reporting on the fascinating and unexpected traits of animals is what we love most. Equally significant to us is highlighting the crucial role that each animal plays in its ecosystem.

How We Do is one of the most important and reliable sources for information about the animal world. We have set ourselves high editorial standards to which we work.

1. Research only publishes information that has been carefully researched and verified. That's why we use almost exclusively scientific studies and official information from nature conservation organizations, universities and research institutes. Why? Our aim is to ensure that our readers have complete confidence in the authenticity of the information they find on Nevertheless, mistakes happen. That's human. If you come across an error in any of our articles, please feel free to send us a quick email so we can make the necessary corrections.

2. Sources

Our sources are diverse. Our information is based on studies in scientific journals such as Animal Cognition, PLOS One, Current Biology, iScience, Nature Communications, Cell Reports, Animal Behavior, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports and Journal of Experimental Biology. We also base our articles on official studies from universities around the world. Other sources include online newspapers such as,, and We also include encyclopedias such as and Wikipedia in our research.

3. Timeliness

We explore our sources every day and strive to always update our articles as promptly as possible. However, current data isn't always available. For example, it is not a regular practice to count the populations of endangered animal species on an annual basis because it could severely disrupt their way of life.

Who and what supports

Donations is committed to preserving our wildlife and our planet. We regularly support nature and animal conservation organizations with donations. We finance this through part of the advertising revenue on our website. We are also members of the WWF, PETA and the State Association for Bird and Nature Conservation in Bavaria (LBV). By making a modest contribution, we hope to play a part in safeguarding the future of all living beings and ensuring they have a habitable home for years to come.

Personal Engagement

We all have the power to change things. Each and every one of us can do a lot, even when financial resources are limited. You can, for example, buy regional food and choose organic quality (also available at discounters). And what helps most: eat fewer animals. In our opinion, refraining from consuming animal products has many benefits. First, it is good for the animals because it means less factory farming. This also helps nature recover and can significantly slow down climate change. Eating less meat also improves our own health.

If you prefer to be a little more active, you can also ask a nature conservation organization nearby. Helping hands is always wanted - for example for the care of biotopes. If each person contributes a little, we can achieve a lot as a group. It's in our hands!

Biotope Maintenance The photo shows Silke from maintaining a biotope in Nuremberg (Germany).

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