ANIMAL FACTS

Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.
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The Ultimate Guide Dog Quiz

Guide dogs are raised and trained to help visually impaired people. The training process is long and hard, yet highly rewarding. And the result? Devoted, hard-working, loving animals highly skilled at their jobs and much loved by their owners. Take this quiz to learn more about this fascinating field.

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  • Brachiopod

    Brachiopod

    A brachiopod is a clamlike animal that inhabits the bottoms of oceans. Brachiopods are also called lampshells because they have shells that typically resemble ancient oil lamps. See more »

  • Butterfat or Milkfat

    Butterfat or Milkfat

    Butterfat, or milkfat, is the natural fat of milk. It is the chief component of butter. See more »

  • Chicago Zoological Park

    Chicago Zoological Park

    Chicago Zoological Park, or the Brookfield Zoo, is the zoo in Brookfield, Illinois. It covers 215 acres (87 hectares) 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Chicago. See more »

  • Chordates

    Chordates

    Chordates refers to members of the animal phylum Chordata, which includes all mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. See more »

  • Courtship and Mating

    Courtship and Mating

    Do you think courtship is dead? Read on to learn about animal courtship. See more »

  • Fish Culture

    Fish Culture

    Fish culture is the breeding, rearing, and distributing of fish. Fish culture, also called aquaculture, fish farming, and pisciculture, is important in maintaining the supply of food and game fishes, and in extending the area in which they may be caught. See more »

  • Fodder

    Fodder

    Fodder is food for livestock, specifically the dried stalks and leaves of corn and sorghums. See more »

  • Forage

    Forage

    The word forage refers to when animal feed that consists primarily of leaves and stalks of plants. Such plants as grasses and legumes are most commonly used. See more »

  • Hermaphrodite

    Hermaphrodite

    A hermaphrodite is an organism that has both male and female reproductive organs. For some species, hermaphroditism is normal. See more »

  • Hibernation

    Hibernation

    Hibernation refers to the long winter sleep of certain animals. In hibernation there is a considerable lowering of body temperature, along with a slowed rate of breathing and heartbeat. See more »

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