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animal : any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (as protozoans) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation (animal, 2015) [1] blank.gif Webster | OneLook | Visuwords

zoology : branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals (zoology, 2015) [2] blank.gif Webster

pet : a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility (pet, 2015) [3] blank.gif Webster

See also A-Z animals | OneLook | Visuwords

Animals are a major group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms for sustenance. ("Animal," 2015) [4] Wikipedia
See also Animal diversity web

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microorganism protozoa amoeba

invertebrateblank.gifThe most well known invertebrate is the arthropod. Here are some famous arthropods:
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These are just some of the most famous vertebrate, warm-blooded mammals:
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These are just a few of the best general resources about animals, and so they are a great place to get started.

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Click on the names of these directories to find some of the best lists of great internet animal resources.

National Geographic Animals Page | Animals & Pets | Animals Index
Animal Specific Wildlife Finder (BBC) | A-Z Animals | Animals.com
Libraries Zoology Resources (Library of Congress) | Zoology resources (Internet Public Library) | Zoology Digital Library (Academic Info.)
Others dmoz Open Directory | Dewey Browse

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Classifications of Animals (Part 1)
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portal

Global Animal Animal diversity web BBC Wildlife Finder Global Animal Animals.com Animal diversity web Wildlife finder (BBC) Animals and pets (National Geographic) Wikipedia animal portal ScienceZine, Animals
reference

Animals page (National Geographic) Animals index(National Geographic)
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
encyclopedia

A-Z AnimalsWikipedia New World Encyclopedia InfoPlease
classification

Animal species classification pathfinder (Internet Public Library)
Introduction to learning to classify animals Animal diversity web, classification
Natural Perspective, The Animal Kingdom, Animalia (Ari Kornfeld)
Tree of Life Web Project, Animals
outline

Outline of zoology (Wikipedia)
directory

Specific Zoology resources (Library of Congress) Zoology resources (Internet Public Library)
Dewey 590 Animals (BUBL LINK) Dewey 569 Fossil mammalia
Zoology Digital Library (Academic Info.) Zoology (dmoz)
search

"animal" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
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Creativity on the wild side: Animal innovation (Michele & Robert Root-Bernstein)
creativity

Animals and humans: Creative in different ways (Annamaria Testa)
mathematics

It's a math world for animals (Emily Sohn, Science News for Kids)
science

Zoology (Wikipedia)
discovery

Discoveries of new species (Laura Klappenbach, About.com)
research

Articulating the animal
application

Animal science (Wikipedia) Animal husbandry (Wikipedia)
commerce

Hoovers
product

shop Global Animal's Amazon links Amazon eBay gift Gifts for Animal Lovers Zazzle
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Wildlife management (Wikipedia)
history

History of zoology to 1859 (Wikipedia) History of zoology since 1859 (Wikipedia)
timeline

Zoology timeline (McGraw-Hill) Timeline of zoology (Wikipedia)
museum

Smithsonian National Zoo Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
archive

Internet Archive
library

National Zoological Park Library (Smithsonian Institution Libraries) Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
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QL Animals OnlineBooks
dewey

590 Animals Dewey Browse 569 Fossil mammalia Dewey Browse
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
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Find a zoo or aquarium (Association of Zoos & Aquariums
language

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature What to call adult, baby and group of animals
education

Creature feature (National Geographic) Globio Glossopedia, Animals Zoology coloring book Animals teacher resources (Teacher Vision) Animal information and activities (K-12) Fact Monster
course

Open Education Consortium
test

Animal Quizzes (National Geographic)
community

Animal Lovers (Flickr)
fact

Animals facts (Critter Control)
record

Animal extremes (Guinness World Records) World records in the animal kingdom (Extreme Science)
trivia

Animal trivia & useless facts Fun trivia quiz
quotation

Famous quotes Quotations page Annabelle's ThinkExist Bartlett’s
occupation

Zoological park careers (Busch Gardens) Becoming a zoologist
blog

Global Animal's blog den
organization

Zoological Association of America Association of Zoos and Aquariums
news

Discovery News, Animals Nature, Animal Behavior (PBS) Science News, zoology ScienceDaily.com, zoology NPR Archives Google News
government

USA.gov search, animal
agency

US Fish & Wildlife Service
law

Animal legal and historical web Ccnter Animal health, well-being and rights Animal rights library (Jeremy Bentham)
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What your dog says about you (Emily McKenna, Forbes)
fun

The little animals activity center
humor

Funny animal pictures
toy

Amazon toys
hobby

Pets (Fact Monster)
game

Identify animals by sound (Fisher-Price)
adventure

Animal Adventures.net Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Extreme animal adventures: Watch out, they bite (Erica Walsh, Travel Channel) Safari (Wikipedia) Top safari destinations
art

How to draw animals
literature

Animals in literature (Library Thing)
belief

Anthropomorphism, anecdotes and animals (Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology)
bizarre

The ever so strange animal almanac: A compendium and bestiary of the unusual and bizarre (Sir Pilkington-Smythe)
forecast

Endangered animals (ScienceDaily)
rumor

Snopes.com
mystery

Loch Ness Monster (Wikipedia)
dragon

Dragon (Wikipedia)
superstition

Animal superstitions (DogHause)
folklore

Your totem animal (Nels P. Highberg, Chronicle of Higher Education)
faith

All Things Spiritual, animal
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First


This Simple Sea Creature Might Have Been Earth's First Animal


Sea sponge could be the first animal on Earth (MIT)


Title for ‘Earth’s first animal’ likely goes to simple sea creature (Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office)
First Animal on Earth Was Likely the Sea Sponge (Discovery News)
Sponge (Wikipedia)

Amnesty


Exotic Pet Amnesty Days


100 exotic owners surrender pets at amnesty day in Miami (Rasha Madkour, Big Cat Rescue)

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Events (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (Facebook)

Babies


ZSL Cute zoo babies
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Zoo Babies-Cincinnati Zoo
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Zoo Babies (Boston.com)

The Natural World: Spring Babies (Slideshow, Boston.com)

Fluorescent


Glowing sea biofluorescent turtle stuns scientists


First "Glowing" Sea Turtle Found (Jane J. Lee, National Geographic)
Scientists find their first biofluorescent reptile, a Pacific sea turtle (Jareen Imam, CNN)

The Science (Luminescent Labs)
Biofluorescence (Wikipedia)

Transparent


Top 5 Most Beautiful Transparent Animals


Scientists Made This Mouse Nearly Invisible!


Clearly Beautiful: 10 Amazing Transparent Animals

Ugly


Blobfish Named World's Ugliest Animal


Blobfish wins ugliest animal vote (Victoria Gill, BBC News)
Blobfish voted world's ugliest animal (Natalie Starkey, The Guardian)

Blobfish (Wikipedia)

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Odd, Cute & Funny Animals
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Secondlife

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SecondLife Destination Guide, Pets & Animals
SecondLife MarketPlace, Animals

Zooby's Pet Store (Destination Guide)
Zooby's Pet Store (SLurl)

The Parktown Zoo (Destination Guide)
The Parktown Zoo (SLurl)

AKK Horse Ranch (Destination Guide)
AKK Horse Ranch (SLurl)

New


A special delivery in northern Greenwich (Lisa Chamoff, Greenwich Time)
The Mystery of the 'Immaculately Conceived' Baby Anteater (Jen Doll, The Atlantic Wire)

Animals in the News (Boston.com)

Introduction to the Metazoa: Animals, Animals, Animals! (UC Museum of Paleontology)

Loss of top animal predators has massive ecological effects (Cindy Yeast, EurekAlert)

Pets (Internet Public Library)

How Different Animals See the World

Animal Webcams

Last Word: The science of everyday things, Animals (New Scientist)

The Animal Rescue Site

Cute Overload, Cute Animal Pictures Blog

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        1. ^ animal. 2015. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal
        2. ^ zoology. 2015. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoology
        3. ^ pet. 2015. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pet
        4. ^ Animal. (2015). In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 21, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/animal