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Animals

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Take The Pledge Now!
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These birds are one of the rare animals that hide to mate
Besides humans, few species hide sexual activity. Arabian babblers are one such species; keeping mating private may preserve the peace.
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These animals eat absurd amounts of food
Humans on Thanksgiving are no match for these extreme eaters, like hummingbirds, who eat twice their body weight in a day.
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How DNA from snow helps scientists track elusive animals
Researchers are using environmental DNA to help monitor and measure populations of rare snow-dwelling species like Canadian lynx.
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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