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The Virtual Zoo:

20 Sponges

66 Cnidarians

24 Flatworms

10 Round worms

18 Segmented Worms

22 Mollusks

258 Arthropods

24 Echinoderms

79 Fish

59 Amphibians 

92 Reptiles
173 Aves (Birds)

311 Mammals

For a total of 1156 animal exhibits  

The Animal Kingdom -

The kingdom Animalia contains thousands of very different species belonging to various phyla and classes. The animal kingdom is diverse containing over 2 million different species. When you think of animals, you probably picture elephants, lions, tigers, and other large mammals. The animal kingdom is so much more. The mammals are only a small fraction of the total animal kingdom. What is an animal? With so many different animals, it is difficult to imagine they have anything in common.

 

There is a list of requirements to be considered an animal:

Animals are multicellular, with specialized parts

Animals are heterotrophs, so must eat to obtain energy

Animals require oxygen for their metabolism

Animals sense and respond to their environment

Animals have the capacity to reproduce sexually

 

 



As you navigate around the Virtual Zoo, we hope you will broaden your understanding of what animals are and how vast their kingdom really is.

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