Wildlife Facts

Cheetah Fact Sheet
Cheetah Fact Sheet

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus): a large cat native to Africa and central Iran.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Carnivora
Family: | Felidae
Genus: | Acinonyx
Species: | jubatus

Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land mammal. They can reach speeds up to 65 miles per hour and accelerate from 0 to 70 mph in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Giraffe Fact Sheet
Giraffe Fact Sheet

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis): The giraffe is an African mammal and is the tallest living land animal.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Artiodactyla
Family: | Giraffidae
Genus: | Giraffa
Species: | camelopardalis

A study published in the scientific journal Current Biology in 2016 argues that there are four species of giraffes. ...

Hippo Fact Sheet
Hippo Fact Sheet

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious): The name “hippopotamus” comes from a Greek word meaning “water horse” or “river horse.”

AKA: Hippo

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Artiodactyla
Family: | Hippopotamidae
Genus: | Hippopotamus
Species: | amphibious

There are two species of hippopotamus: the common river hippo (Hippopotamus amphibious) and the much smaller ...