animal facts

Bald Eagle Fact Sheet
Bald Eagle Fact Sheet

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): bird of prey found in North America.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Aves (Birds)
Order: | Falconiformes
Family: | Accipitridae
Genus: | Haliaeetus
Species: | leucocephalus

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. It can be found on the U.S. seal, stamps, coins and much more. ...

Camel Fact Sheet
Camel Fact Sheet

Camel: even-toed ungulate (hoofed mammal) in the genus Camelus.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Cetartiodactyla
Family: | Camelidae
Genus: | Camelus

There are two species of camel: the Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) and the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius). About 90% of the world’s camels are dromedary camels, also ...

Meerkat Fact Sheet
Meerkat Fact Sheet

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta): a small mongoose found in southern Africa.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Carnivora
Family: | Herpestidae
Genus: | Suricata
Species: | suricatta

Despite what its name may suggest, a meerkat is not a member of the cat family. Meerkats are weasel-like animals that are members of ...

Rhinoceros Fact Sheet
Rhinoceros Fact Sheet

Rhinoceros: odd-toed ungulates (hoofed mammals) in the family Rhinocerotidae.

AKA: Rhino

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Perissodactyla
Family: | Rhinocerotidae

While nearly 100 known rhinoceros species have existed throughout the eons, there are currently five species of living rhinos. Two rhino species can be found in Africa and three ...

Zebra Fact Sheet
Zebra Fact Sheet

Zebra: zebras are striped, African mammals of the genus Equus.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Perissodactyla
Family: | Equidae
Genus: | Equus

There are currently three species of zebra: the Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), the plains zebra (E. quagga) and the mountain zebra (E. zebra). The plains zebra ...

Shark Fact Sheet
Shark Fact Sheet

Shark: sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Chondrichthyes
Subclass: | Elasmobranchii
Infraclass: | Euselachii
Superorder: | Selachimorpha

Fossil records of sharks date back over 400 million years, meaning that sharks have outlived the dinosaurs and many other forms of life currently on earth. Modern sharks are classified ...

Dolphin Fact Sheet
Dolphin Fact Sheet

Dolphin: common name of aquatic mammals within the infr-aorder Cetacea.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Cetacea
Family: | Delphinidae

The scientific order, called Cetacea, includes dolphins, whales and porpoises. The dolphin family Delphinidae has 36 species. Some members of the dolphin family have the word whale in ...

Kangaroo Fact Sheet
Kangaroo Fact Sheet

Kangaroo: a marsupial from the family Macropodidae.

Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus

Kangaroos belong to the Macropodidae family, which means ‘big foot’ in Latin. This is in reference to the species’ unusually large hind feet. The species known as kangaroos are the largest animals in the Macropus genus.

The four species commonly ...