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The scientists who study zoology (study of animals) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified; i.e. split into descriptive groups starting with main groups (Vertebrates and Invertebrates) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae (bear family) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus Maritimus (Polar Bear).

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A Mammal is a warm blooded that has a vertebrate. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains constant although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young e.g. humans, Apes, Elephants, Cats, Etc, Etc, Etc. A few mammals lay eggs and most have claws. Most mammals bear their young alive but the egg-laying Duck-Billed Platypus and Spiny Anteaters are exceptions. Mammals are different from reptiles in some obvious ways: they have hair or fur and produce milk from mammary glands to feed their young.

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A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord e.g. Fish, Dogs, Chimps, Lizards, Etc, Etc, Etc.

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An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment e.g. Worms, Slugs, Snails, Leaches, Etc, Etc, Etc.

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Carnivore’s are mammal which eats mainly meat e.g. Tigers, Bears, Tasmanian Devil, Etc, Etc, Etc. They have a dexterous, powerful body and jaws, four or five toes with sharp claws. It is meat eating but will sometimes eat plants. It is a vertebrate animal that shares other characteristics besides the kind of food it eats. One unique characteristic of it is its teeth; e.g. eyeteeth or canines, are lengthened into sharp fangs. Along the sides of the jaw, the teeth are shaped like blades enabling a effective shearing action. The jaw has difficulty moving side to side but has a large top to bottom opening. These assist in stabbing and slicing meat.

Some walk on its toes and others on its soles. Its wrist can only move up and down and not sideways. It does not have a collarbone limiting it to a forward and backward movement of the front limbs. It has a large brain and demonstrates a high degree of alertness and intelligence. These features enable it to hunt fast moving game.

Marsupials came from Asia and developed in Australia. Some of them, like the Tasmanian Tiger (now extinct) and Tasmanian Devil, became carnivore’s.

Although other types of animals eat meat, they are not classified as a carnivore unless they have these particular features.

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are animals that only eat material which is of plant origin. Many animals around the world are herbivores, ranging from the very smallest (microscopic sea organisms) to the largest (Elephants). Herbivores make up the greater part of the food chain. Many large herbivores are heavily relied on by humans as a source of transportation for goods and food. Like all animals, herbivores require a balanced diet to survive; different herbivores are accustomed to eating different types of plants and an imbalance in this diet can be dangerous to them.

Because eating plants does not always provide them with a lot of energy, herbivores have to eat a lot; actually many of them spend most the day grazing. Certain herbivores known as ruminants (like Cows, Llamas and Sheep) also get extra energy from the way they digest. These animals regurgitate (to bring back up) their food and then chew it a second time. This helps them to break it down even more and get more out of it!

Just like their stomachs and digestive systems can be made to help them maximize their food, herbivores’ teeth help out too. Big molars help herbivores to crush twigs, seeds and leaves.

Different types of herbivores each have their own special names; e.g. an animal who eats only fruit is a frugivore; seeds or grain eaters are granivores, those who only eat pollen are polynivores and a nectar-only eater is a bee; oops a nectivore.

One of the most unusual herbivores normally comes from the Carnivore type it’s the Panda Bear.

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An omnivore is a kind of animal that eats either other animals or plants. Various omnivores will hunt and eat their food, like carnivores, eating herbivores and other omnivores. Some others are scavengers and will eat dead matter. Most will eat eggs from other animals.

Omnivores eat plants but not all kinds of plants. Unlike herbivores, omnivores can't digest some of the substances in grains or other plants that do not produce fruit. They can eat fruits and vegetables, though. Some of the insect omnivores in this simulation are pollinators, which are very important to the life cycle of some kinds of plants.

Dogs and Cats are not truly omnivores but actually carnivores, sure they may occasionally munch on some greenery but their digestive system is designed to digest meat, not plants. Some omnivores include: gorillas (they eat leaves and some insects), humans, iguanas, bears ( they eat fish, berries, etc.).

Species considered omnivorous: Various Mammals, Bears, Coati (that includes Aardvarks), Hedgehogs, Opossums, Pigs, Primates (including Chimpanzees & Humans), Raccoons, Rodents (including Chipmunks, Mice, Rats and Squirrels), Skunks, Sloths, Birds (Prey can consist of berries and nectar to insects, worms, fish, small rodents and snakes), Cassowary (an Australian bird), Chickens, Corvids (including Crows, Magpies, Ravens and Rook), Kea (a New Zealand Parrot), Rallidae (a wetland bird species), Rhea (a South American flightless bird), Some Fish such as Piranha, Some Lizards and Turtles.

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An Amphibian is an animal that spends. Amphibians have four legs and often look like reptiles but amphibians, i.e. Salamanders and Frogs, have moist skin that does not protect them from drying out with toes without claws. The eggs of amphibians are gelatinous and have no shell. Amphibians usually go to water or very moist places to breed and lay their eggs. Amphibians are not reptiles.

Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that spend part of their lives in bodies of water (breathing with gills) and the rest on land (breathing with lungs). The name comes from the Greek word amphibios, which means ‘living a double life.’ This class includes frogs and toads, salamanders and caecilians, which look like large earthworms. Amphibians start out as eggs that are usually laid and hatched in water or moist ground and the early stage of most amphibians' lives are spent in the water. Baby amphibians, called larvae, don’t resemble the adults at all. As they mature, they go through major changes, called a metamorphosis. Adult amphibians usually live on land, never straying far from the water and returning to it when it's time to breed. Frogs and toads, for example, emerge from their eggs as tadpoles (sometimes called polliwogs), little creatures with a rounded head and a tail. They have gills for breathing in water and cannot survive on land. Over time, the gills become air-breathing lungs, the tail disappears and limbs develop. Adult frogs and toads may spend a good amount of time in and around water but they need air in order to breathe.

Not every amphibian follows the usual model of spending the larval stage in water and the adult stage on land; i.e. some tree frogs living in tropics never leave their leafy homes. However their eggs must be kept moist so females lay them in the drops of water that gather on the tree's leaves after a rain.

For the most part amphibians are fairly small creatures, with most being less then 7cm (3ins) long. The smallest frog in the world is no bigger than a person's thumbnail. The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian, which is approximately 1.5m (5ft) long. Amphibians do not have scales, plates or fur-their skin is usually smooth (some toads being the chief exceptions) and moist. Besides breathing through their lungs, amphibians can breathe through their skin and it is the moistness that is necessary for them to do so. To make sure their skin stays moist, amphibians secrete a fluid that spreads over their skin and locks in moisture.

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Reptiles are wonderfully diverse in size, shape, colour and lifestyle. Reptiles have a long history; they have lived on Earth for over 300 million years. Reptiles are mysterious and often misunderstood; they are both feared and revered.

The reptile or Class Reptilia include; Tuataras, Lizards, Snakes, Turtles, Crocodilians, Birds, Dinosaurs, with numerous extinct groups that could be also be classified as reptiles like the Pterodactyl (pronounced tera-dact-al).

Reptiles are vertebrates; i.e. they have an internal skeleton with a backbone.

Reptiles are tetrapods; i.e. they have four legs or their ancestors had four legs. (Even snakes, whose legs have been lost, are tetrapods.)

Reptiles are amniotes; i.e. they have eggs with a waterproof shell that contains amniotic fluid.

Reptiles evolved as land-dwelling creatures; i.e. they have skin that protects them from drying out and toes with claws. Some reptiles later adapted to life in the water; others took to the air.

Most reptiles are ectotherms or cold-blooded; i.e. they use their environment to warm and cool their bodies.

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An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction totally or a significant portion of its range. The main cause of a species of animal becoming endangered is due to Habitat Destruction (like the removing of rainforests), introduction of exotic species (for instance the Cane Toad), disease (such as the tumours’ on the Tassie Devil), water pollution and over exploitation of natural resources.

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 Found in People/Work/Miners.


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 Found in SportsStuff/Golf.


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