Animal Research Resources
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
North American Mammals
A searchable database of all living mammals of North America.

Department of Systematic Biology
Links to collections and other databases, including Invertebrate Zoology, Vertibrate Zoology, and National Museum of Natural History Collections in the Mulitmedia Catalogue System.

Switch Zoo — Animal Profiles
The Profiles feature photos and descriptions of all of the animals in Switch Zoo, including information about their characteristics and behavior, scientific name, life span, diet, predators, and habitat.


Young People's Trust for the EnvironmentYoung People's Trust for the Environment — Animal Facts
Offers a wealth of interesting facts about animals with an easy-to-use index.



Kids' Planet by Defenders of Wildlife — ESPECIES Animal Fact Sheets

Animal Search
A family-safe search engine for animal related web sites. Click any animal name on this site to see a list of sites with information about it.


Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology InstituteSmithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Facts about all of the animals in the National Zoo are provided in Meet the Animals.


Chaffee Zoological Gardens
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
This site offers some good classroom activities in their Teacher Resources section.