ANIMALS

Animal Diversity Web. A collection of pictures and information about animals.
Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies.
http://animaldiversity.
ummz.umich.edu/index.html

 

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.
http://www.batcon.org/

Bear Den. A comprehensive understanding of all members of the Ursidae (bear) family; allowing visitors to share in a visual and written celebration of the wonder we experience in the presence of bears. All you might want to know about bears. (Also note the Cub Den, which includes bear facts and bear book lists for kids.)
http://www.nature-net.com/bears/

Beekeeping: The Beekeeper’s Home Page. Beekeeping, honey, and honeybees are described in pictures and words. Designed for both children and adults. Includes links to hundreds of bee sites on the Web, some especially for kids.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Beekeeping/

Children’s Butterfly Site. A delightful site: pictures to color, facts to learn. Includes bibliographies of books and videos on butterflies.
http://www.mesc.usgs.gov/butterfly/Butterfly.html

Freddo’s Pond. The games and activities involving Freddo, an Australian icon, have been designed to provide discussion signposts on environmental and safety issues. It helps parents discuss these issues with their children, with the endorsement of Freddo Frog, a family friend.
http://www.greenweb.com.au/freddo/index.html

From A to Z. Birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles form the list that leads to detailed photos and information. Part of the Oakland (Calif.) Zoo at Knowland Park.
http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/atoz.html

KCarroll’s Horse Country. The ultimate site for equestrians and other horse lovers: the horse in history, the horse in art, breeding, racing, and horse shows.
http://www.horse-country.com

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. Search the site for the information you need. You can even take action by sending an e-mail message to your elected representatives on a wildlife topic.
http://www.nwf.org/kids/

Nutty Hatch. If you are interested in the details of birds in the eastern United States, this is the site for you.
http://nuthatch.birdnature.com/

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.
http://www.healthypet.com/Library/index.html#caretips

The Salmon Page. If you need information on salmon, start at this site. Riverdale School (Portland, Ore.) children assembled lots of outstanding information and links on salmon including their own illustrations and creation myths as well as pictures of dissections.
http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/salmon.htm

Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database. Designed especially for students and teachers, the Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database brings the world of wildlife to classrooms! Download cool animal facts, teacher’s guides, quizzes, activities . . . even check out live animal cams!
http://www.seaworld.org

Tiger on the Loose. Beginning with a newspaper account of a disappearing tiger, this is interactive game that teaches a great deal about tigers. Connects to the searchable tiger information center.
http://www.5tigers.org/adventures/adventxt/a1.htm

Virtual Frog Dissection Kit. A site where no amphibians are sacrificed for science, with instructions in many languages.
http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html

Whale Songs. Want to know a particular cetacean’s size, shape, or color? Where cetaceans live? What cetaceans eat? Select a cetacean from this site for specific natural histories and information.
http://whales.ot.com/

The Wonderful World of Insects. Well-organized site to investigate insects of all kinds.
http://insect-world.com

Worms at the Yuckiest Site on the Internet. Includes informative interviews with Eddie Earthworm, Larry Leech, Tommi Tapeworm, Paulette Planaria, and Bearded Bobby.
http://www.yucky.com/worm/

Yuckiest Site on the Internet. If you like cockroaches, visit it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science.
http://www.yucky.com/

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.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html

The Dinosaur Hall of the National Museum of Natural History. Photographs from Smithsonian Exhibits: The Dinosaur Hall, National Museum of Natural History.
http://photo2.si.edu/dino/dino.html

World’s First Dinosaur Skeleton: Hadrosaurus Foulkii. A site about the first dinosaur fossil found in the United States. 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.
http://www.levins.com/dinosaur.html