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Animals

Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction loading...
Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction
Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine.
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WELCOME TO SAFARI LIVE
Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.
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Prehistoric Toothless Whale Among Oldest of Its Kind
Fossils unearthed in New Zealand belonged to an ancestor of minkes and humpbacks that lived about 27.5 million years ago.
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See the Last Footage of Rare Tree-Climbing Lions
National Geographic explorer Alexander Braczkowski spent six months following a pride of tree-climbing lions before they were poisoned.
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.

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