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Dog Family
Dog Family Your pet dog is a part of your family, but did you know that all dogs descended from wolves? Yes, your sweet, lovable pet is related to fierce wild dogs. Men first tamed dogs over 12,000 years ago and used them for jobs like watching sheep or protecting the family. Today, some dogs still do these jobs, while other pet dogs just want to love and play with their owners. All dogs belong to...
Jaguars – The Big Cats
Jaguars – The Big Cats What’s the difference between a jaguar and a leopard? Both have a tawny coat with black markings, but jaguars are larger and stockier. Leopards live in Africa and...

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Leopards – The Best Climbers
Leopards – The Best Climbers Leopards of all the big cats, leopards are the best climbers. In fact, they spend most of their lives high in the trees. They can climb while upside down on branches and even climb down trees headfirst. Your cat probably doesn’t like water, but leopards...
Tigers – The Biggest of Big Cats
Tigers – The Biggest of Big Cats When you think of tigers, do you think of them as jungle animals? Some tigers live in hot, steamy jungles in Asia, but others live in Russia where...
Lions – The Big Cats
Lions – The Big Cats If you love Disney’s The Lion King, you probably love lions too. These big cats really do seem royal. Lions are the biggest of the big cats after
Bobcats – The Bobbed Tails Cats
Bobcats – The Bobbed Tails Cats You probably don’t have lions or cheetahs in your backyard, but how about small wild cats? Bobcats live in almost every...
Caracals – The Desert Lynx
Caracals – The Desert Lynx Caracals live in Africa and Asia and are sometimes called “African lynx” or “desert lynx.” They are small cats and grow only 3 feet long....
Cat Family and Its Members
Cat Family and Its Members What does your house cat have in common with a cheetah or a lion? Almost everything. All cats belong to the same feline family and there are 36 species of cats on the earth. All cats are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. They have fast, agile bodies and can move without making a sound. Cats can climb trees and run. Your kitty probably doesn’t like water, but all cats can swim. Fun...
Gorillas – The Heaviest Primates
Gorillas – The Heaviest Primates There are four groups of gorillas – Mountain gorillas, Eastern lowland gorillas, Western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in the misty mountains of Central Africa. They have long hair, which protects them from the cold. Eastern lowland gorillas are the...
Orangutans – Person of The Forest
Orangutans – Person of The Forest Orangutans spend almost their entire lives in the trees. They eat there, sleep there and travel by scrambling from branch to branch. Orangutans live in Sumatra and on the island of Borneo. Orangutans eat mostly fruit, but they also eat bark, honey,
Chimpanzees – The Most intelligent Animals on Earth
Chimpanzees – The Most intelligent Animals on Earth You might think chimpanzees are monkeys, but they belong to the ape family. They’re related to gorillas,
Apes – Larger and Intelligent Animals
Apes – Larger and Intelligent Animals Did you know that you’re an ape? That’s right. Humans belong to the ape family. But, apes, as we think of them, are large, intelligent animals that live in Africa and Asia. The ape family includes
Lemurs and Monkeys
Lemurs and Monkeys Lemurs and monkeys, along with apes, are primates. Most primates live in trees, but a few live on the ground. We’re classified as primates, too, but you probably live in a house, not a tree! Primates usually live in groups and have families. Primates are more like humans...
What is a Mammal?
What is a Mammal? You probably know that you’re a mammal, right? How about your dog or your cat? Yup, both mammals. What about seals or
 
 
 

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