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Animals

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Are You A Cat Whisperer? A Few Special People Can Read Feline Expressions.
In a recent survey, those adept at understanding cat cues were mostly young and female—but surprisingly, they didn't necessarily own a cat.
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This Mysterious Ancient Predator Had A Killer Jaw
The sharklike Helicoprion lived 275 million years ago and could slice its prey in two with its buzz saw jaw.
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Threats To Reef Spawn Alliance Of Marine Guardians
A new breed of aquatic vigilantes aren’t waiting for ‘someone else’ to fight threats to our greatest natural wonder, writes National Geographic staff Samuel Boynton.
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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