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Animal Tracks

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.


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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.
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.
This site has tips on how to track and trap animals, along with wilderness survival tips. NOTE: This site includes ads.
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.
Learn about some common animals in Britain and see what tracks they make.
See track marks from 30 animals found in Maine.
Click on "Finding animal tracks" to watch a video showing how kids identified the animal tracks at a backyard.
Learn how to identify animals from different clues they left behind.
This resource will help students recognize animals in Missouri. Includes an animal from each of the animal groups: mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, and amphibians.
Sites about the behaviors and physical traits that enable animals to survive in their environments. Topics include camouflage, mimicry, and natural selection.
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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