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Search on the PebbleGo Animals-->Use the Search box at the top of the page to find your animal.


Use the Search box at the top of the page to fine your animal.

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Visit MackinVIA and search on Groups for Animals--there are over 50 ebooks in the Animal Group.


Search on animal name and then click on results.


Use the Search box at the top of the page to fine your animal.

FREE Websites


Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan

Animal Diversity Web has

  • Thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds.

  • Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups. Professional biologists prepare this part.

(Students write the text of these accounts and we cannot guarantee their accuracy--all data from this site must be validated).


ARKive is a unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species.

You can explore and search ARKive's continually expanding multi-media collection via the navigation bar at the top of every page. A truly remarkable website filled with some of the most remarkable multi-media images of endangered animals by some of the world's most famous wildlife photographers and movie makers.


Here at Animal Fact Guide you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the animals roaming our planet on our **Animal Facts** page. You can also download free coloring pages, word searches, mazes, and desktop wallpapers on our **Fun Stuff** page or check out cool animal videos, photos, and news on our **Wildlife Blog**. Click the links below to get started!

BBC Animals

Explore and take your interest in mammals further. Watch video clips, discover fascinating facts, and play the interactive challenges to find out why mammals are so spectacularly successful. Extremely rich site.

Wild Animals A-Z

Animal Planet Domestic Dog Breeds

Animal Bytes

Wildlife Finder

Find out more about your favourite animals, where and how they live, the latest news about them and who's filming them right now. Marvel at the stealth of a snow leopard, the tenderness of a mother tiger and the awesome spectacle of a golden eagle in flight. Listen to the thrilling sound of lions roaring across the Savannah and to birds that mimic machinery.

Animal Classification

Click on the below images to access websites that will help with animal classification.


Insect Identification is a user-submitted site that identifies hundreds of insect species.
Digital Atlas is a bird identification website.

Dichotomous Key

The Animal Kingdom

Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.

Audubon Field Guides


Planet Earth teems with life—and now you can meet some of its stars! Check out our profiles below of some of the most amazing animals on the planet—living in niches from the deep oceans to the highest mountains.

The Big Zoo

Animal Classification Quiz

No website attribution could be located but the quiz is credible and could be easily customized for Core Knowledge classes.

Animal Classification

SeaWorld Animal Bytes

Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include coverage regarding scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Where available, links to more in-depth species coverage via our online infobooks are provided.

Species lists are viewable Alphabeticallyby animal name or by Taxonomic name.

Animal Classification

Main Animal pages--with links to specific animals.

Pages and games.
Interactive Game w/Fun Facts

Image Searching

Copyright-friendly search engines to locate photos.