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Amazing facts. Also has an Animal Directory for you to look up information about your favourite animals.

Where animals live

Quick Fact:
Living things can be grouped according to observable similarities and differences.


Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone. Vertebrates are divided into five groups Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Fish

Animals that spend part of their lives under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs).

Reptiles are scaly animals, like snakes, lizards, crocodilians, and turtles.

Fish live in the water and breathe with gills.

Quick Fact: There are about 5,000 species of living mammals.


Mammals are warm-blooded animals, which means they are able to keep their body temperatures stable whether it is cold or hot outside.

Mammals live both on land and in water.

Some mammals eat meat (carnivores) while others, like shrews and bats, eat insects (insectivores). Herbivores, like cows and rabbits, feed on vegetation. Omnivores, like bears and rats, will eat both plants and meat.

UK Mammals
BBC website with fact files and photographs of UK mammals.

Quick Fact:
Unlike other animals, mammals have body hair, have 3 middle ear bones and nourish their young with milk.


Birds of Britain
Illustrated guide to over 100 British birds.

Really Wild Zone
BBC website. Fact files, photographs and songs of common British garden birds.

Information on birds around the world

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Quick Fact:Birds are animals with feathers, two wings, and a bill.


Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. They are are cold-blooded and their body temperature depends on the temperature of their environment.

Invertebrates are divided into seven groups. he biggest group of invertebrates is the arthropods. This includes insects and spiders.

Information on a variety of invertebrates

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Quick Fact:
There are different kinds of animals and plants in the local environment.

Mini beasts/Pond life
10 minute Mini-Beast Safari
Photo resources

Walking with Woodlice
Part of the National History Museum's site. This simple key will help you to identify the woodlice that you are most likely to find.

Woodland Explorer
Part of the Kent's Nature Grid site

Pond Explorer
Identification key for pond animals.

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