Characteristics of Animals

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Covering
Size
Locomotion
Mouth parts
Color
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Covering
Animals have different types of coverings, which include:
 
Covering Example Example Example
Fur Giraffe Polar Bear Orangutans
Skin Rhino Whales Sea Lion
Shell Turtle Horseshoe Crab Snail
Feathers Hummingbird Eagle Owl
Scales Crocodile Snake Fish

 
 

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Locomotion
Animal locomotion refers to how animals move.  The following table lists ways that animals move.
 
Locomotion Example Example Example
Hopping/Jumping Frog Kangaroo Kangaroo Rat
Walking/Running Ostrich Tiger Wolf
Slithering Snake    
Swim Whale Shark Sea Lion
Fly Eagle Hummingbird Owl
Climbing/Swinging Monkey Sloth  

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Size
Animals come in many different sizes from really big to really tiny.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mouth Parts
Animals also have different kinds of mouth parts because they eat different kinds of foods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Color
Animals come in all the colors of the rainbow.
 
Color Example Example
Red Cardinal Red Squirrel
Pink Flamingo Pig
Orange Fox Tiger
Yellow Dog Gold Finch
Green Parrot Frog
Blue Blue Jay Crab
Black Dog Horse
Brown Bear Bat
Gray Gray Wolf Rhino
White Rabbit Polar Bear

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