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animal related terms

January 16, 2021 by  
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Primary producers are those organisms that require nothing but the natural resources of the Earth in order to thrive and survive. The gestation period is the time from conception to birth in which a mammal embryo is developing. The blood is powered by the animals heart which beats on average around 100 times a minute (this obviously depends on the animal though). The term is broadly used, and can include a wide range of conditions including allergies, diabetes, blindness and separation anxiety. A breathing tube found in vertebrates, which is known as the windpipe. Respecting another’s bodily integrity. Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. An animal uses certain colours and markings in order to make itself invisible in its surroundings. The process of respiration produces carbon dioxide as a waste product, which is then eliminated from the animal (breath out) and back into the environment. A gland found behind the eyes of some amphibians that secretes poison onto the surface of their skin. Large fin on the back of marine animals such as fish, sharks, whales and dolphins. Other animals that hunt and eat the animal. Primary producers tend to be plants that are photosynthetic and these plants use the energy provided by sunlight in order to make their own food using a process called photosynthesis. Antlers are often much large than horns, branching out as they grow. A food chain starts with the primary energy source, which is usually the sun and the food chain is then connected by a series of organisms that eat each other, in turn. A way of sensing nearby objects by using pulse of high-frequency sound. There are several different sub-classifications. androgynous adjective . A dog's dinner. A young insect that is similar in appearance to it’s parents but it does not yet have functioning organs or is able to fly. For example, an eagle (quaternary consumer) will eat a snake (tertiary consumer), that has eaten a rat (secondary consumer), that has eaten an insect (primary consumer), that has eaten the grass (primary producer) that has used the energy from the sun in order to make food. growing or living in or near water. Insect larva become adults through a metamorphic process. Dry Eye. A mixture of chemical processes that occur within the body of an animal to either release energy (breaking down food) or to consume it (muscle movement). The level of house-training needed for the animal. Stray: An animal that was found roaming or one that has been lost by it’s owner. If an animal is nocturnal it means that the animal tends to sleep during the daylight hours and wakes up to hunt when night falls. When an animal is referred to as a predator, it means that the animal either hunts or catches other animals. A level of classifying animals within a family. Feeding on the leaves that are on trees, bushes and shrubs higher up rather than eating the grass and plants on the ground. Below you will find some explanations and scientific terms explaining some of the more technical words used on A-Z Animals. Animals/Pets, Plants – English Exercises. This list is meant for ENGLISH speaking countries. We also tend to forget that humans are mammals, just as are cows, goats, dolphins and sheep etc. The term ecosystem is used to describe the working together of different species of animal within a particular habitat, a good example of this being the basic food chain. See factory farming. A level of classifying animals within an order. A developing animal that is nearing the time of birth. Echinoderms are armoured animals that have a hard internal skeleton (endoskeleton) made up of plates and spines. Primary producers are also known as autotrophs and are vital to the survival of the animals that follow in the next stages of the food chain. The food chain is then said to be out of balance, so it is crucial for food chains to remain unaltered in order for balance within the animal kingdom to remain. Fish are cold blooded vertebrates that live in the waters of rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide. Cats, dogs, fish, you name it and there’s probably at least one phrase related to them. Asexual reproduction means that a species can quickly multiply it’s population numbers. The most widely used name for this species of animal. capable of living both in water and on land. For example, Elephants live together in herds, whereas a Jaguar is a solitary animal which lives on its own. An arthropod is an invertebrate that has an external skeleton (exoskeleton), a segmented body, and jointed leg-like attachments called appendages. The place in the world where something is found. Echinoderms are slow-moving creatures that have a water-vascular system which pumps water through the body. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is the main authority on threatened species, and treats threatened species not as a single category, but as a group of three categories: vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered, depending on the degree to which they are threatened. The bee hummingbird is the smallest species of bird in the world growing to around 5cm, with the ostrich being the largest species of bird and growing to nearly 3m tall. The part of the body in female mammals where the young are developed. When male animals often made with several female animals throughout the breeding season. The tongues of many animals are prehensile, particularly that of the giraffe. Whether the animal is solitary or sociable. a completely grown animal. Old World monkeys tend to be medium to large in size and tend to have a predominantly herbivorous diet preferring to eat plant matter rather than other animals. While all these words mean "having a relation to the body," animal stresses the physical as distinguished from the rational nature of a person. an anthropoid ape or other animal is very similar to a human. Cryptorchid. For example, a Kitten is the offspring of a Cat. The term natural selection refers to the the process where heritable traits that make it more likely for an organism to survive long enough to reproduce become more common over successive generations of a population. Fish have gills on the sides of their heads which allows the fish to breath underwater, due to their complex respiratory (breathing) system. Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all known life as each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction. The smallest mammal in the world is the bumble bee bat which is only 3.5 cm tall. At the end is an animal idioms quiz to check your understanding.

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