Animal Types and Characteristics

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Mammals
  • body covered by hair or fur
  • warm-blooded
  • have a backbone
  • produce milk
Frilled Dragon
Reptiles
  • body covered by scales
  • cold-blooded
  • have a backbone
  • most lay hard shelled eggs on land
Ostriches
Birds
  • body covered by feathers
  • warm-blooded
  • have a backbone
  • lay eggs
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Insects
  • most are small air-breathing animals
  • 6 legs
  • 2 antennae
  • 3 body sections (head, thorax, abdomen)
Spiders
  • also termed arachnids
  • 8 legs
  • 8 eyes
  • they spin webs
Blue Shark
Aquatic Animals
  • most have gills
  • found in lakes, rivers, and oceans