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- Animal Concerns
- Current news on pets, wildlife, farm animals, and lab animals.
Society for Humane and Environmental Education - Emphasizes humane treatment of animals
and respect for the environment. Includes a list of movies and
books about animals, KIND News Online (a classroom newspaper
for kids grades K-6), a section for teens, and links to other
- Enchanted Learning: Invertebrates - Scroll down to see illustrations and
descriptions of Invertebrates including the cylinder-shaped Sea
Cucumber, the elegant Sea Star, the flower-like but predatory
Sea Anemone, the spiny Sea Urchin, and more. Learn about these
creatures' anatomy, diet, reproduction, classification, and predators.
- Kidport Animal Index: Invertebrates - The KidPort Science Reference Library
features links with additional information on invertebrates.
Of the million or more animal species in the world, more than
98% are invertebrates. Invertebrates don't have an internal skeleton
made of bone. Many invertebrates have a fluid-filled, hydrostatic
skeleton, like the jellyfish and the worm. Others have a hard
outer shell, like insects and crustaceans. Find links to pictures
and information about these spineless creatures.
- Smithsonian Institute Buginfo - Did you know that approximately 80
percent of the world's species are insects? Visit the Smithsonian
Institute's Entomology Department to learn about all kinds of
creepy-crawly critters! Read about "Bugs in the News."
Find the answer to the question, "How do insects fly?"
Get suggestions for science fair projects. Read about "the
most incredible insects," including the "Giant Stick,"
which measures up to 13" in length. A fascinating site featuring
the planet's smallest citizens.
- American Animal Hospital Association's
Link for Healthy Pets
- Information about pet care, coloring pages, and more.
- ASPCA Pet Care Information - Great information on basic pet care
and nutrition. Includes pet care brochures that can be downloaded,
pet care videos and pet travel tips.
- Choosing the Right Pet Bird - Adding a feathered friend to your
family? Be sure to select the right bird for you and your lifestyle.
Canaries, finches, cockatiels, parakeets, and lovebirds can live
long, happy lives in a caring home. But birds like conures, parrots,
macaws, cockatoos, and toucans have issues (like size, noise,
destructive behavior, biting, and behavioral vices, coupled with
a lifespan of 50 years or more) that can make them difficult
and demanding to live with. Most people simply cannot provide
for the many complex needs of such birds, causing them to suffer
for their entire lives. Before you buy a bird, check into this
- Healthy Pets Healthy People - Animals can be cute and loveable,
but they also carry germs. Some of these germs can be passed
to humans. Learn about the germs your pets and other animals
(including reptiles, birds, and farm animals) can carry, and
how to protect yourself against getting sick. From the Center
for Disease Control.
- Surfing the Net With Kids: Cat Silliness - Just for fun cat sites. Scroll down
past the advertising to see the list of sites.
- Surfing the Net With Kids: Dogs - Links to selected sites with lots
of useful information on choosing a dog and caring for your pet.
Scroll down past the advertising to see the list of sites.
- Surfing the Net With Kids: Hamsters - Links to selected sites on hamster
care, hamster trivia, and more. Scroll down past the advertising
to see the list of sites.
- WOOF! It's a Dog's Life - Matthew Margolis answers questions about selecting,
training, and living with a dog. Based on the PBS show.
- All About Birds - A bounty of information about birds and how
to observe them. Learn to identify birds by their silhouettes,
their habitats, and size. Take the Bird Brain quiz to test your
knowledge of birds. Find tips for attracting birds. Best for
older elementary students and high school students.
a Website for Our Endangered Species - Click on "In the Wild" for information
on endangered and extinct species, or on "Image Center"
for pictures of endangered animals.
- Bird Central.net
- Photos and brief information on birds found in the lower 48
states. Also includes information on the equipment and techniques
used to photgraph birds, and offers lesson plans for grades 5-12.
- Butterflies and Moths of North America - A searchable database of butterfly
and moth records in the United States and Mexico. Includes photos,
checklists, and maps by state or county, and links to related
- eNature.com - A complete guide to North American
plants and animals. Field information is from the National Audobon
Society Field Guides.
Gorilla Foundation / Koko.org
- Fascinating information about the Gorilla Foundation's work
featuring Koko, the gorilla who can sign and understand English.
Includes pictures and videoclips.
Lakes Aquarium & Freshwater Discovery Center - Find out what's happening at the Aquarium,
or access the many links about the Great Lakes.
- Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve - Check out this local site if you're interested
in the hawk watch in Duluth, or just like birds.
Arnosky's Wildlife Journal
- Author Jim Arnosky's official website includes lists of his
books on wildlife, animal fact pages, an animal coloring book,
Superior Zoo - Duluth
- Minnesota Nature Snapshots - Quick facts about a variety of Minnesota's
animals including fish, birds, snakes, and frogs.
- Minnesota Zoo Animals - Learn about the animals at the Minnesota
Zoo. Includes pictures.
- National Geographic Animals and Nature - Includes news stories, animal photos
and wallpaper, and conservation information.
American Bear Center
- Great information about bears. Hear the different sounds made
by black bears, watch slide shows about polar bears, grizzlies
and black bears, or read the latest update on the radio-collared
bears near Ely, MN.
- OwlCam - Share the adventures of a pair of
owls, June and Ward, as they raise their young in a nest box.
- Princeton University
Outdoor Action Website
- Animal Tracking Cards are a great way to learn basic track
identification. Each Card shows a general type of animal showing
the basic track shape, standard walking gait and some basic facts
about the tracks of the animals in that family. Print up a set
and take them with you on your next tracking adventure.
- Smithsonian National Zoological Park - Get a close-up look at giant pandas
through the live Panda Cam at the National Zoo in Washington,
D.C. Read detailed accounts of the pandas' daily activities.
Learn about giant pandas and other animals. Solve a panda jigsaw
puzzle, complete a panda crossword, and make a panda mask. All
ages will enjoy this captivating website!
- World Wildlife Fund - Information about endangered species, forests
and oceans. Also includes games, quizzes and other fun for kids.
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