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Classifying Animals Interactive
In order to study living things better, scientists classify (arrange) them into a series of groups according to the features that they share.
The Animal Kingdom Interactive
The animal kingdom is a vast group of millions of different kinds (species) of animals. Thousands more species are being discovered each year.
The world is an amazing place full of stories, beauty and natural wonder. Jump in to BBC Earth's YouTube channel and meet your planet. You'll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content on here. Dramatic, rare, and exclusive, nature doesn't get more exciting than this.
National Geographic - Animals
Inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888.
Live cameras aound the World.
The 21 Basic Mammal Groups
Classifying a family of vertebrates as broad and diverse as mammals is a notoriously difficult undertaking: different people have different views about what constitutes orders, superorders, clades, cohorts, and all the other confusing terms biologists use when untangling the branches of the tree of life.
Sea Anemone Is Both Animal and Plant
Sea anemones are classified as being animals, but two new genetic studies have found that these water-dwelling creatures are technically half plant and half animal.
Macro photographs of insect eyes by Yudy Sauw
Endangered Australian Animals
Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
The IUCN Red List
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction.
TED Playlist - Insects are awesome!
Bugs! Some say they're a nuisance, but we think they're a wonder. These insect-obsessed speakers share how ants form societies, how bees pollinate flowers, and how termites can be quite ... tasty.
Oldest Living Things in the World
Artist Rachel Sussman photographs the oldest living things in the World before they vanish.
5 Extreme Life-Forms
Meet the extremophiles, so-called because they can withstand environments so intensely hot, cold, salty, acidic, alkaline, pressurized, dry, radioactive, or barren they’d put us out like a match in a hurricane.
9 Animals That Are On the Verge ...
9 animals that are on the verge of disappearing forever. Lemurs, Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Lesser Prairie Chicken, West African Lion, Pygmy Elephant, Galapagos Penguin, Snow Leopard and Humpback Whale.
How long do animals life?
What is the average lifespan of a wolf? What about a woodpecker? This infographic looks at the lifespan of different species and how long they live on average
Discovery Curiosity - Biodiversity
From the Discovery Channel Curiosity website.
Peru NP Breaks Biodiversity Record
Biologists recently crowned a new champion of reptile and amphibian biodiversity, southeastern Perú’s Manú National Park. The 15,328 square kilometre park covers only .01 percent of the Earth’s land surface, yet it hosts 2.2 percent of the planet’s amphibians and 1.5 percent of all reptiles.
Mysteries of the Unseen World
Every year FEI holds a photo contest to find out what folks in the field are doing with their amazing microscopes, and to give scientists and researchers the chance to share their exploration of the sub-microscopic world. The winners of the 2012 FEI Image Contest are below. These are the best images from four categories: Around the House, The Natural World, The Human Body, and Other Relevant Science.
iPad App Attenborough Story of Life
Join broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough to explore more than 1000 of the greatest wildlife moments ever filmed.
iPad App Classify It!
Think you know what poison ivy and a firefly have in common? How about some of the ways a dolphin and a goldfish are different? Download Classify It!, a new game from AAAS Science NetLinks, to test your knowledge of how various organisms can be sorted and grouped.
iPad App MyEnvironment
Find the Australian environmental places and species that make up your neighbourhood or area of interest. MyEnvironment uses the GPS to show assets around you.
iPad App WWF Together
Experience the world’s most amazing and endangered animals in one app – together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. Explore the animals’ stories, then fold them up and share them with the world.