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Animals

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Take The Pledge Now!
Planet or Plastics? National Geographic launches a multiyear initiative to reduce single-use plastics and their impact on the world’s oceans.
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Cats Have A Killer Impact on Reptiles
Experiments in Australia reveal that kitties are catching more than birds.
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California Sea Lions Keep Getting Shot by Fishermen
Despite legal protections for sea lions, fishermen resort to lethal force to keep them from stealing their catch.
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National Geographic Symphony for Our World
This unprecedented event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir.
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Fierce 'Semiaquatic' Dinosaur May Have Been an Awkward Swimmer
Despite its ties to the water, Spinosaurus may not have been built to dive after the fish it preyed on, a new study claims.
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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