Learn how to identify an animal from its tracks. Make a cast of animal tracks. Take an online quiz to practice identifying tracks. Links to eThemes Resources on animal adaptations, habitats, and Missouri animals are included.
This page from the Missouri Dept. of Conservation displays actual size tracks of adult animals found in Missouri. There are forefoot and hindfoot tracks, walking patterns, and distances between feet when walking.
British Columbia Adventure
This site has information about different animals, including pictures of their tracks. Click on an animal name from the left. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Tracking and Trapping
This site has tips on how to track and trap animals, along with wilderness survival tips. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Follow that Footprint, Paw Print, Hoof Print...
Tips on how to identify an animal from the number of toe marks in the tracks. Then take a quiz at the end of a page.
Wild Britain: Animal Tracks
Learn about some common animals in Britain and see what tracks they make.
Maine Animal Tracks
See track marks from 30 animals found in Maine.
Curious George: Finding Animal Tracks
Click on "Finding animal tracks" to watch a video showing how kids identified the animal tracks at a backyard.
BioKids: Animal Tracks and Signs
Learn how to identify animals from different clues they left behind.
eThemes Resource: Animals of Missouri
This resource will help students recognize animals in Missouri. Includes an animal from each of the animal groups: mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, and amphibians.
eThemes Resource: Animal Adaptations: Physical and Behavioral
Sites about the behaviors and physical traits that enable animals to survive in their environments. Topics include camouflage, mimicry, and natural selection.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Overview
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri. There are links to eThemes Resources on specific habitats plus one on animal food chains.
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