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View Resource BBC: Wildfacts

Would you like to learn more about your favorite animal? This excellent BBC: Wildfacts website provides teachers, students and wildlife enthusiasts with useful information and facts about hundreds of animals. Wildfacts website users can perform a Basic Search for a specific animal using common or scientific names or an Advanced Search through categories such as habitat, diet, distribution and...
View Resource Animal Tracks

For those of us living in Northern climates, when winter snow covers the landscape it provides great conditions to search for animal tracks. The following websites provide an abundance of information and resources about the ancient art of animal tracking. The first site(1 ), Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, is an excellent comprehensive "online field guide to tracks and tracking." The site...
View Resource Elephant Information Repository: About Elephants

A great site for students or teachers interested in gathering basic information on elephants, this About Elephants website is a student-friendly educational component of the larger Elephants Information Repository site (designed to keep people informed on elephant issues and encourage global elephant care). About Elephants includes sections on elephant Anatomy, Senses, Life Cycles, Conservation,...
View Resource Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science: Goats

This great informational website from Oklahoma State University's Department of Animal Science is all about goats (_Capra hircus_). The site provides subpages with photos and information for many breeds of goats from Alpine to Zhongwei. Site visitors can search for specific goat breeds by clicking on a letter of the alphabet or by perusing an alphabetical list of goat breeds. Links are also...
View Resource The Ultimate Ungulate Page: Your Guide to the World's Hoofed Mammals

A very nicely-crafted website, The Ultimate Ungulate Page: Your Guide to the World's Hoofed Mammals was created by ungulate enthusiast Brent Huffman to provide the internet community with a reliable source for information, images, and links for the world's ungulates. The website contains introductory pages for the different ungulate orders including pictures, distribution maps, diagnostic...
View Resource Animal Instincts

Hosted by's Lesson Plans Library, this Animal Instincts lesson plan was created for fifth and sixth graders by Virginia elementary school teacher Jessie Kraft. The lesson teaches students about differences between instincts and learned behavior, the role instincts play in survival, and the relationship between environment and behavior. The site contains sections on Objectives,...
View Resource BBC-Science & Nature: Animals

While it might seem a bit unrealistic to be able to depict the entire kingdom of animals in one website, the BBC does a great job of keeping it manageable. Each of the major sections -- Birds, Mammals, UK Wildlife, Sea Life, Wildfacts, Conservation, More Articles, Pets, and Children's Zone -- offer all sorts of information on the animals of the world. Included are quizzes, articles, video clips,...
View Resource Smithsonian National Zoological Park: Animal Photo Galleries

Hosted by the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, this website highlights photos of the animals at the National Zoo, as well as some photos of their wild relatives. The website offers numerous theme Photo Galleries including African Savanna, Asian Elephants, Backyard Biology, Great Cats, Ocean Living, and many more. Each photo gallery contains beautiful annotated photographs of different...
View Resource Animal Behavior Society Web Site

Established in 1964, the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) "is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior." The four major sections of the ABS website include background information about the Society, an Applied Animal Behavior section, Animal Behavior in Practice, and an ABS administrative section designed mostly for members and those interested in...
View Resource Minnesota Zoo

This Minnesota Zoo website provides students and others with basic information about a large variety of animals from Minnesota and around the world. Examples of the numerous animals featured include the: Clouded Leopard, Red Panda, Bactrian Camel, Fishing Cat, Komodo Monitor, and Great Horned Owl. Animal profiles contain a small, clear photograph of each species; a concise description, and brief...
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