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P = Appropriate for PreK aged youth
E = Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
M = Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
T = For parents, teachers & caregivers
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General  
Searchasaurus
If you're at home, grab your library card and discover a fun way to learn about animals. (You will be asked to enter your barcode no. - then pick the icon for Searchasaurus.) If you are inside the library, click here. For earlier elementary grades
Kids Search
There is lots to learn about animals at this site. If you're at home, you'll need your library barcode no. After you enter it, pick the icon for Kids Search. If you are inside the library, click here. For later elementary grades
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The Adventures of Herman: Autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm
Learn all about earthworms including their life cycle, anatomy and history
Animal Corner
Browse through the magnificent animal kingdom and discover the amazing world of creatures that live on our planet, from elephants and wolves in the wild to hamsters and goldfish in your house. A United Kingdom site.
E M
Animal Diversity Web
ADW is a large
searchable encyclopedia of the natural history of animals.Thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds.
Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially
phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups. Professional biologists prepare this part.
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ASPCA's Animaland
This site offers stories, cartoons, news, and games about animals plus practical advice on pet care. A small section is also dedicated to careers involving animals and animal issues.
E M
Bat Resource Area
Maintained by the Bat Conservation Society, this site includes bat facts, photos, pictures, and fascinating bat trivia, such as how to exclude bats from buildings.
M T
Care for Animals
Learn about pets and the people who care for them at this site from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Creature Feature
Learn all about animals at this great National Geographic site.  Be sure to check out the video clips of each animal!
eNature
Take a look at the numerous online field guides offered through the National Wildlife Federation that cover amphibians, birds, insects, mammals, and more. Includes pictures.
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From A to Z
Birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles form the list that leads to detailed photos and information. Part of the Oakland, CA Zoo at Knowland Park.
E M
The Gator Hole
The alligator is an amazing reptile, having survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. Having been hunted almost to the brink of extinction, this reptile has made an amazing comeback in recent years, inhabiting almost every body of water in Florida.
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Kids Go Wild
Learn about all aspects of animals and wildlife conservation through this site sponsored by The Wildlife Conservation Society.
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National Wildlife Federation
The Kids Page features articles in English and Spanish from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on issues such as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality and more.
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Pet Care Tips
Tips for taking care of your pet from the American Animal Hospital Association. Lets you find the pet hospital nearest to where you live.
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Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
Designed especially for students and teachers, this site brings the world of wildlife to classrooms! Download cool animal facts, teacher's guides, quizzes, activities...even check out live animal cams!
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Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
A site where no amphibians are sacrified for science, with instructions in many languages.
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Yuckiest Site on the Internet
If you like cockroaches, visit it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science.
 
Dinosaurs  
  Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The museum offers nontraditional learning opportunities for children and their families including explorations of dinosaurs and visits to "Rex's Lending Library."
Dinosaur Floor
Visit the Dinosaur Floor and learn about a variety of dinosaurs, plus learn why they are no longer with us.
Dino Directory
This is a guide to 325 of the most well-described dinosaurs, including 1294 images. Also includes time-line and where they lived.
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Dino Dictionary
This is your resource for hunting dinosaurs. With profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs, immerse yourself in a wealth of knowledge about the giants that roamed the earth so long ago!
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Discovering Dinosaurs
Explores how our knowledge of dinosaurs has evolved through the centuries.
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Download-a-Dinosaur
Looking for a quick kids' craft activity? Look no further.
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The Dinosauria
What do we know about dinosaurs? How did they live? How did they die? How do they live on today?
Includes a section on myths and contains links to numerous other dino-sites.
  University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
If you like paleontology, you'll enjoy the online exhibits here.
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Walking with Dinosaurs
A comprehensive, easy-to-navigate site about the rise and fall of dinosaurs, fossils, and sea monsters. Site is sponsored by the BBC in conjunction with their television series, "Walking with Dinosaurs."
E M
World's First Dinosaur Skeleton: Hadrosaurus Foulkii
A site about the first dinosaur fossil found in the U.S. Foulke had discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur, an event that would rock the scientific world and forever change our view of natural history.
  Zoom Dinosaurs
This is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension.
   
Endangered  
ARKive
Features the world's endangered and protected species, focusing on digital images.
E M
Defenders of Wildlife - Kids' Planet
Fact sheets on over 50 endangered species listed by region plus much more.
World Wildlife Fund – Endangered Species
Find out about endangered species.  Use the Wildfinder to search by species or location.
   
Habitats  
  AnimalBytes
Discover different animal families, their habitats, and where in the world they live.
  EnchantedLearning: Biomes-Habitats
An excellent overview of the habitats in which animals and plants make their homes across the world.

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MBGnet
Lots of facts about habitats across the globe.  You can learn about the animals of each region by looking under the "Topics" menu to the left once you click on a biome.
   
Insects    
BugGuide
A great place to learn about insects!
Buginfo
Get fact sheets on various insects along with other information sheets concerning bugs from the Smithsonian Institution.
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Children's Butterfly
A delightful site: pictures to color, facts to learn. Includes lists of books and videos on butterflies.
M
Insectclopedia
Comprehensive site about the world of insects ranges from identification to bug cuisine.
  Insect Information Sheets
Helpful facts about insects
  Let's Talk About Insects
A colorful, animated slideshow that introduces young students to the world of insects.
Zoos & Aquariums  
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Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
The Lincoln Park Zoo web site strives to build understanding and respect for wildlife and natural lands across the world. Information on more than 1,000 animals in their zoo as well as great animal photos.
E M
Monterey Bay (Calif.) Aquarium Online
The "E-Quarium" site gives you a look at how one of the newest and most elaborate aquariums in the country works. Learn about the effects of El Niño and see how the sea otter population is being preserved.
E M
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, this aquarium's site has a current exhibit on ghosts of the water (jellyfish) as well as trivia quizzes on frogs.
E M
National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
Opportunities to play puzzle games, encounter new births in the zoo, and read about the language learning of orangutans. Permits following, through satellit tracking, the movements of trans-located elephants in peninsular Malaysia to save crop damage. Requires plug-ins.
E M
San Diego (Calif.) Zoo
You can play "Gulp!" at different levels or do a puzzle in "Baby Talk." This zoo cares for 3,800 animals (800 different species) and creates outstanding natural habitats for its animals.
E M
Wildlife Conservation Society at Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo
Opportunity to adventure with Pablo Python. Strong environmental and conservation approach. The photography and layout of text are excellent. Requires plug-ins.
   
17-Nov-2008