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General Animal Information
All About Birds
Find out how to start the hobby of birdwatching. Includes scientific information on bird species with maps and pictures, as well as what conservation steps are being taken.
Animal Diversity Web
Sponsored by the University of Michighan Museum of Zoolology. A highly informative classification of the animal kingdom. Includes a good search engine with an extensive updated links collection.
Animal Omnibus
A list of web sources indexed by the name of the animal.
In the Critter Catalog you will find common animals found in Michigan and other places. There is a glossary of words and field guides that include tracks and signs. From the University of Michigan.
Biology Browser
British Library Sound Archive
Select animal sounds by animal group. Each one is listed alphabetically by common name.
Encyclopedia of Life
"The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sitesone for each of the approximately 1.8 million known speciesthat provide the entry points to this vast array of knowledge. The entry-point for each site is a species page suitable for the general public, but with several linked pages aimed at more specialized users. The sites sparkle with text and images that are enticing to everyone, as well as providing deep links to specific data."
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
"A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community."
Macaulay Library
Search for animal sounds and images. From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Minnesota Bird Songs
"Click on a bird to hear its unique tune." From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources with audio from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
National Geographic: Animals
Search for your favorite animals. See pictures, videos, and more.
Sites with Bird Songs
A list of websites arranged geographically that have the songs of birds and some other animals.
World Almanac for Kids: Animals
Includes: Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles.

Animal Organizations - Welfare and Protection
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
"The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today."
The Humane Society of the United States
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
"The focus of the Center's information products, services, and activities is to help the regulated community with employee training and to promote the humane care and use of animals by providing information on alternatives (improved methods of animal experimentation which could reduce or replace animal use or minimize pain and distress to animals). AWIC also provides support to other USDA agencies such as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care and the Agricultural Research Service." From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Prehistoric Animals and Extinct Lifeforms - Dinosaurs and Fossils
The Dinosauria
Explore questions such as: "Are birds really dinosaurs? What killed the dinosaurs? Were dinosaurs hot-blooded or cold-blooded? Can we infer the possible speeds of dinosaurs? Is what the movies tell us about dinosaurs true?" Also includes special exhibits. From Berkeley University.
Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction
"This pamphlet contains answers to some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs, with current ideas and evidence to correct some long-lived popular misconceptions." A publication of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Life - Ancient Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, and Other Creatures
Sections include: Dinosaurs A to Z, The 12 Main Dinosaur Groups, The 10 Weirdest Dinosaurs, The 10 Smartest Dinosaurs, The 10 Biggest Dinosaurs, Types of Dinosaurs (Herbivorous, Carnivorous), Behavior, and Prehistoric Life (A-Z Profiles of animals). Click tabs (Dinosaurs, Profiles, etc.) at beginning of each section to explore contents. From About.com.
Discovery Channel: Dinosaurs
Interactive dinosaur browser, news, videos, games, FAQ, and more. Adobe Flash required.
Food Chains and Food Webs: "What's for Dinner?"
About animals, plants, people, and consumers. From Enchanted Learning.
How Stuff Works: Dinosaurs
Includes a Dinosaur Encyclopedia, pictures, information on fossils, extinction, and more.
National Museum of Natural History
The Dinosaur Info sectin includes: What Is a Dinosaur?, Anatomy and Evolution, General Behavior, Where Did They Live?, and Why Did They Go Extinct? Interactive modules include: A virtual tour of the Museum, Virtual Dinosaur Dig, and The Tree of Life (a timeline of geological eras). Some pages require Adobe Flash.
Prehistoric World and Times: Photos, Videos, Maps, Facts, Images, and More
From National Geographic. Also see this page: Prehistoric Animals Pictures, Images, Facts, News, Information, Profiles, Reports.

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