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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.

An Unlikely Surrogate For Baby Glider At Taronga Zoo loading...
An Unlikely Surrogate For Baby Glider At Taronga Zoo
After her mother was injured, a vet nurse at Taronga stepped in to care for the young yellow belly glider.
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How Netted Birds Can Actually Help Conservation
For the sake of science, these birds are gently captured, photographed, and released unharmed.
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Animals Starving in Venezuela Zoos
The country’s poor economy, triggered by a drop in the price of oil, has led people as well as zoo animals to go hungry.

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