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Animals Around the World

These websites are about animals around the world. Learn about what kinds of animals found in different regions of the world and how habitat and environment affect animals’ lives. There is also information on types of animal, food they eat, habitats, characteristics, and more. Includes photos, video clips, animal sounds, and interactive games. There are also links to eThemes Resources on various animal themes.


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Click on an animal to find information such as facts and photos, video and sound, and more. Then, click on a tab under "Habitat" to find where the animal lives. Note: This site includes ads.
Click on a continent to find out what animals live there. The site also has information about characteristics, diet, habitat, stories, and pictures of animals. Note: This site has links to external websites.
This page has printable graphic organizers that can be used to organize research information about animals. Note: This site includes ads.
Get information and printouts of animals listed by continent. Note: This site includes ads.
Find out what kinds of animals can be found in different habitats and how the habitat and environment influences animals' features.
You can watch video, hear the sound, and learn about behavior of animals. Note: There are links to external websites.
Find animal fact sheets from Lincoln Park Zoo.
This site has various interactive games related to animals. Note: This site includes ads.
These sites are about the coyote, a shy wolf-related mammal. Learn about coyote behavior, habitats, diet, reproduction, life cycle, and predators. View their photographs, listen to the animals call, and watch movies about them. Includes a labeled print out, images of paw prints, range maps, and a video legend.
Learn about the river otter, a playful animal that is famous for its beautiful fur. Find out how many species of river otters exist in the world, learn about their habitats, diet, reproduction, and predators. Includes video clips, photographs, coloring pages, and games. There is a link to eThemes Resource on sea otters.
Learn about the lives of penguins including their habitat, their adaptation to the environment, and their amazing ability to swim. See a live view of penguins from a Webcam and watch videos of penguins swimming and walking. These sites have factual information, photographs, and suggested classroom activities.
These sites have many facts about koalas, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Find out why they should not be called "koala bears." Includes movies, audio files, and online quizzes and games. There are also links to eThemes resources on Australia and "Koala Lou."
These sites are about giraffes, the tallest mammal on earth. Learn about a giraffe's physical characteristics, natural history, and behaviors. Includes lots of fun facts, such as how much this animal's head and neck weigh. Students can listen to an audio file of giraffe sounds or watch several videos.
These sites are about different species of zebras. Learn how zebras' striped coats help protect them from lions, which are their biggest predator. Includes several photographs.
These links are all about peacocks and peahens. See photographs of peacocks and peahens and find out why they look so different. Read stories about peacocks and view a clip of the NBC television mascot. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on birds.
These sites are about giant and red panda bears. Learn about their native habitats, what they eat, and why they are endangered. See live views of pandas through several Web cams, watch videos, and listen to audio clips of a panda bleating, honking, and barking. Includes links to eThemes Resources on endangered animals and China.
These sites include reasons why tigers are endangered, tiger conservation efforts and what can be done to help, and tigers' natural habitat and distribution. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Siberian tigers and white tigers.

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