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Animals

About Animals

Animals are members of Kingdom Animalia, also known as Metazoa. All animals are multicellular and motile, meaning they can move impulsively and independently. 

For all they have in common, different animal species vary in spectacular ways. Some are more active at night (known as nocturnal) while others are most active during the day (known as diurnal). Some are merely a few cells; whiles others can weigh several tonnes.

The five most well-known classes of fauna are mammals (such as lions and monkeys), birds (such as ducks and emus), fish (such as sharks and snapper), reptiles (such as snakes and crocodiles) and amphibians (such as frogs and salamanders).

The exact number of animal species existing on Earth is still not known, with around 17-18,000 new species being discovered every year.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about animals.

Which Animal Has The Biggest Eyes? loading...
Which Animal Has The Biggest Eyes?
Because animals are built so differently, figuring out which has the biggest eyes can be tricky
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Win a Signed Copy of the Outback Wrangler’s story!
Matt Wright brings you an adrenaline fuelled selection of stories that take you on a wild ride through Australia’s rugged Top End – where extreme danger and pure adrenaline are just a normal day’s work.
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Watch This Googly-Eyed Sea Creature Make Scientists Laugh Uncontrollably
But don’t let the Muppet face fool you: These odd little cephalopods are fierce deep-sea predators.
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This Australian Lion Was The Size Of A Squirrel
The ancient carnivore is one of two new pouched mammals recently discovered based on fossil teeth and jaws.

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