Animal

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Introduction1

The Six Basic Animal Groups (ThoughtCo)
Animals (OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer)
Animals, Metazoa (Tree of Life Web Project)

Dictionary

animal : any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (as protozoans) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa). All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently at some point in their lives. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. All animals are heterotrophs: they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance. — Wikipedia

Animal (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Browse Animals (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia (WorldCat)
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia (Wikipedia)

Portal

Global Animal.org
Animals (Martindale’s Reference Desk)
Animals (Refdesk)
Animals Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

Animals (Wolfram Alpha)

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Inspiration

Note: This is a 360° Video — press and hold to explore it!

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Innovation

Science

Zoology or animal biology is the branch of biology that studies the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems. — Wikipedia

Zoology Resources (Library of Congress)
Encyclopædia Britannica
Outline of zoology (Wikipedia)

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Preservation

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Smithsonian National Zoo

History

History of zoology to 1859 (Wikipedia)
History of zoology since 1859 (Wikipedia)
Timeline of zoology (Wikipedia)

Museum

Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
List of natural history museums (Wikipedia)

Library

National Zoological Park Library (Smithsonian Institution Libraries)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Virtual Petting Zoo: These are 360° videos — press and hold to explore them!

Great Sites for Kids (ALA)
Animal Systems (Biology4Kids)
Creature feature (National Geographic)

Course

Crash Course Biology (YouTube Channel)

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Global Animal.org

Organization

Zoological Association of America
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Event

Pets & Animals (Meetup.com)

News

Science Daily, Science News, Discovery News, Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Animal Law (Harvard Subject Guides)
Animal Legal and Historical Web Center
Animal health, well-being and rights
Animal rights library (Jeremy Bentham)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Pearls of the Planet: The Explore Livecam Library (Explore.org)
Explore.org Livecams (YouTube Playlists)

11 Videos of Animals Acting Out Against GoPro Cameras (Rob Walker, Yahoo Tech)

Animals with Cameras (BBC Earth Unplugged, YouTube Playlist)

Fun

Humor

Animals (Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia, Tim Hunkin)

Rumor

Critter Country (Snopes)

Hobby

Pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. Popular pets are often noted for their attractive appearances, intelligence, and relatable personalities.

Two of the most popular pets are dogs and cats. A cat lover is known as an ailurophile and a dog lover is known as cynophile. Other animals commonly kept include: rabbits, ferrets, pigs; rodents, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, and guinea pigs; avian pets, such as parrots, passerines, and fowl; reptile pets, such as turtles, lizards and snakes; aquatic pets, such as fish, freshwater and saltwater snails, and frogs; and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs. Small pets may be grouped together as pocket pets, while the equine and bovine group include the largest companion animals. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Pets & Animals (RefDesk)
Pet Educational Center (Pet Coach)

Arts

Animals in literature (Library Thing)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Terrestrial

Sphere Land, Ice, Water (Ocean), Air
Ecosystem Forest, Grassland, Desert, Arctic, Aquatic

Life Cell, Gene, Tree of Life
Microorganism
Plant Flower, Tree
Animal
Invertebrate Cuttlefish, Octopus, Ant, Bee, Butterfly, Spider, Lobster
Vertebrate Fish, Seahorse, Ray, Shark, Frog, Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Bat, Rabbit, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Whale, Dolphin, Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.

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