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Animals are living creatures that feed, move, and breed.  During its life cycle, an animal is born, grows, matures, reproduces, ages, and dies.  It ingests (eats) food to develop its body and provide energy for movement.  Some types of animals, such as dodo birds and dinosaurs, have become extinct; many other animals are endangered species that may become extinct as well if they continue to be hunted recklessly and if their habitats are destroyed.

Recent Animals News

  • Humane Society asks people not to use 'incredibly inhumane' glue traps
    San Diego Humane Society's vets recently treated two animals brought in that were stuck in glue; a barn owl died
    City News Service.  San Diego Union Tribune.  Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:40:30 -0400.
  • Are animals smarter than us?
    What goes on in an animal's mind? A neuroscientist at Emory University believed he might find out by placing dogs in an MRI scanner, and analyzing how their brains respond to different stimulations. ...
    CBS News.  Wednesday, 12 May 2021 07:00:10 -0400.

The animal kingdom is a huge and diverse group of living organisms; indeed, scientists believe that there are more than 25 million species!  Animals range from enormous blue whales to simple, tiny creatures that look like jelly blobs.  The extensive animal kingdom is divided into many groups and sub-groups.  For instance, a lion belongs to the Carnivora order because it eats meat.  It also belongs to the placental mammals class.  Every mammal belongs to the chordates group, which comprises animals with vertebrates (backbones).
colorful animals in the animal kingdom
Colorful Animals

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