The Kingdom Animalia (=Metazoa) is one of a handful of lineages rooted far back in the branching "tree" that represents the history of life on Earth. This lineage that is composed of those organisms we know as "animals" represents one of the three major origins of multicellularity (the other two large and diverse groups of multicellular organisms are the fungi and the green plants). It is difficult to list characteristics that apply to all animals, since various branches of the animal tree have undergone a range of significant modifications. However, most animals obtain energy from other organisms. They generally feed on them as predators (killing and eating a prey item); parasites, including herbivores feeding on plants (feeding on their "prey" without killing it, at least not immediately); or detritivores (ingesting tiny bits of decomposing organic material such as fallen leaves). Animals (Animalia
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Animal Facts Encyclopedia Look up basic animal information like life expectancy, average size, or favorite foods in our exclusive Animal Stats fact files Take a journey around the world to visit rain forest animals, African animals, ocean animals and desert animals. Discover Animal for a Day and see what it's like to be a solitary predator, or to live in a migrating herd of thousands, to sleep all winter, or to be born up in the highest treetop, living your whole life without ever once touching the ground. Search Animals A to Z to find facts, photos and information on your favorite animals plus quick animal facts in the Animal Stats fact files ....
Animal Pedia - The Free Online Animal Encyclopedia Welcome to Animal Pedia, a website devoted to given you up-to-date information about the great animals of this world. We cover the entire kingdom 'Animalia', so you may discover some new species that you have never heard of, or you can search for your all-time favorites and learn more about them, you may discover a thing or two you never knew about your favorite animal. Please feel free to browse the database, or visit the animal discussion forums by clicking the 'Animal Forums' link at the top of the page. There you can discuss with members around the world who share our interest in some of Mother Nature's finest. To use the database, simply navigate through the taxonomic ranks below, helpful 'plain-english' translations will be shown where neccessary.