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View Resource The Electronic Zoo

The Electronic Zoo: A List of Animal-Related Computer Resources (Internet/Bitnet Mailing Lists, Gophers, World Wide Web Sites, Mail Servers, Usenet Newsgroups, FTP Archives, Commercial Online Services, and Bulletin Board Systems.)
View Resource Animal Omnibus

Designed with children in mind, the Animal Omnibus site is "a list of web sources indexed by the name of the animal." Users search by animal name to get returns in the form of hyperlinked resource lists. The resource lists contain sites ranging from simple color photographs of individual species to sites steeped in scientific classification to publicly targeted zoo sites. Animal Omnibus may also...
View Resource MIKIDS!: Mammals

This Web site is just one of many from MIKIDS!, "an award-winning K-8 educational site" created by educational Web designer Carolyn Gundrum. This site introduces placental, marsupial, and monotreme mammals via an informative, kid-friendly collection of Web links. No lesson plans are provided, but with its diverse selection of charismatic animals and links to reliable sites such as the Smithsonian...
View Resource Animal Classification

This lesson plan from is designed for grades 3-5 and uses a variety of exercises to teach students about scientific classification. Users will find detailed procedures, as well as discussion questions, extension activities, Web links, and more. A short vocabulary list comes with audio clips for pronunciation help. The lesson, which takes one class period to complete, should...
View Resource The British Library: Listen to Nature

The British Library's new Listen to Nature web site features 400 recordings selected from the more than 150,000 animal sounds held by the Library. Listen to Nature can be browsed by location, animal type, or habitat. Maps are provided with red dots plotting the locations of recordings; clicking any dot launches a player and the sound file. Alphabetical lists of animal sounds also accompany maps...
View Resource Monterey Bay Aquarium: Podcast, Videos & Web Cams

Would you like to watch African blackfooted penguins waddle around? Or perhaps take a first-hand look at a kelp forest? All of this is possible via the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Podcast, Videos & Web Cams website. First-time visitors should start by looking over the Kelp Cam, which features the dramatic Kelp Forest exhibit. The Monterey Bay Cam allows interested parties to to look for marine life...

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View Resource Wildfinder

Do you know where the red panda lives? How about the celebrated Siberian tiger? You can find out right here with the World Wildlife Fund's Wildfinder interactive tool. The long term goal of the site is "to include all of the species on Earth," an ambitious venture. Visitors will enjoy using the Search by Species and Search by Place functions found here. After typing in a species (or common animal)...