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.

Surf Tips: Knowledge Articles!

How do squirrels find buried nuts? By their smell, by using its memory or marking the spot? 

Arctic foxArctic Fox
The Arctic fox survives temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit (-70 degrees Celsius)!

Arctic HareArctic Hare
The Arctic hare has a white fur only in winter. Why? Find out interesting facts in the factsheet.

Why do marmots stand upright? Why do they whistle? How many marmot species are there? Check out our marmot animal profile.

Did you know that mooses have beards? Check out the moose fact sheet for more information!

Animal Tricks to Survive the WinterAnimal Tricks to Survive the Winter
Some animals that can deal with temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit (-50 degrees Celsius).

Polar BearPolar Bear
Does the Polar bear really have a white coat? Check its profile to find out.

Wood frogWood frog
How do amphibians survive temperatures below 32 degrees fahrenheit? The wood frog has an amazing trick!

Emperor PenguinEmperor Penguin

From all penguins the emperor penguin is the largest and heaviest. Read more about these birds!

Barn OwlBarn Owl
Barn owls fly almost silently. But how do they do that? We'll tell you in its animal profile!

Picture of the Day

African penguin

World Animal Days

ZebraInternational Zebra Day - January 31
Do Zebras have white stripes on black fur? Or do they have black stripes on white fur? Let's find it out!

MarmotGroundhog Day - February 02
It is believed, that if a marmot "sees a shadow" on this day (= the sun is shining), the winter will persist for six more weeks. More in the profile.

Tip: animalfunfacts-Videos

Food Lovers and Hunger ArtistsVideo: Hibernation
Do you know the difference between hibernation, dormancy and torpor? This video will explain it to you.

Animals in the ArcticArctic Animals
How do animals survive in the icy Arctic? And what is a Tundra? Check out our video!

SymbioseVideo: Symbiosis
What does symbiosis mean, what types of symbiosis are there 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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