- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Animal Encyclopedia for Kids offers animal profiles, animal records and animal knowledge for school and homework, all about pets and a huge pet name database.

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In the animal profile you'll learn everything about the octopus with the eight tentacles.

Do all starfish have five arms? Is it true that starfish don't have a brain? We'll tell you.

Hammerhead SharkHammerhead Shark
Why do hammerhead sharks have weird-shaped heads? Learn more about them in the animal profile.

Find out everything about them in the seahorse animal profile. We also have a video about seahorses!

Giant Oceanic Manta RayGiant Oceanic Manta Ray
Giant Oceanic manta rays are also known as devil rays. Why? We'll tell you in the profile.

Honey BeeHoney Bee
Why do bees make honey and how do they make it? Why do bees dance? Is there also a bee king?

Did you know that flamingos have fun "dance moves"? More on that in its animal profile!

Kingfishers are also known as flying gems. Find out more about these beautiful birds the animal profile!

Cold-Blooded and Hot-Blooded AnimalsCold-Blooded and Warm-Blooded Animals
What do these terms mean exactly? Which pros and cons are there? Check out our knowledge article.

Hare or RabbitHare or Rabbit?
Do you know the difference? We'll tell you! By the way, there are many species.

What is biological diversity? Why is it so important that there are lots of different animals, habitats and landscapes?

Picture of the Day

Ostrich eye

World Animal Days

OrangutanWorld Orangutan Day - August 19
Orangutans live on the island of Borneo (Indonesia) and are an endangered species. This day is devoted to them.

MosquitoWorld Mosquito Day - August 20
A famous phrase is, "If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito!"

Tip: animalfunfacts-Videos

Endangered Animal SpeciesVideo: Endangered Species
Which animal species are threatened and why? What can you do about it yourself?

5 facts about birdsVideo: All About Mammals
Do all mammals have a coat or a fur? What about dolphins, rhinos and pigs?

SymbioseVideo: Symbiosis
What does the word
symbiosis mean and how does it benefit animals?

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Animal Fact Sheets:

Over 190 factsheets with exciting infos and pictures! Here you will find facts about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, spiders and invertebrates.


Infos and pet care tips for dogs, cats, budgies, hamsters and guinea pigs. Are you looking for a pet? Here you will find nearly 100 profiles of family-friendly breeds.

Animal Records:

Which are the biggest, fastest, heaviest animals? We have more than 250 records - sorted by category. In this section you'll also learn how to distinguish animals that look alike.

Pet Names Database:

Discover our huge pet name database with more than 1.200 pet names! Whether sweet, smart, funny or in another language - all names are sorted by category, so you can quickly find the right name for your pet.


Check out 90 knowledge articles and exciting news ! Are there any toxic mammals? Can animals count? How do chameleons change their color? How do animals breathe? Exciting articles and simple explanations!


Animal quizzes, coloring pages and personality tests! Test your knowledge in 30 animal quizzes. Or take a personality test to find out which kind of pet would suit you. Also, there are 90 printable coloring pages.

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