Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia

With few exceptions, animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, are able to move, can reproduce sexually, and grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development. Over 1.5 million living animal species have been described—of which around 1 million are insects—but it has been estimated there are over 7 million animal species in total. Animals range in length from 8.5 millionths of a metre to 33.6 metres (110 ft) and have complex interactions with each other and their environments, forming intricate food webs. The category includes humans, but in colloquial use the term animal often refers only to non-human animals. The study of non-human animals is known as zoology.

Most living animal species are in the Bilateria, a clade whose members have a bilaterally symmetric body plan. The Bilateria include the protostomes—in which many groups of invertebrates are found, such as nematodes, arthropods, and molluscs—and the deuterostomes, containing the echinoderms and chordates (including the vertebrates). Life forms interpreted as early animals were present in the Ediacaran biota of the late Precambrian. Many modern animal phyla became clearly established in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion which began around 542 million years ago. 6,331 groups of genes common to all living animals have been identified; these may have arisen from a single common ancestor that lived 650 million years ago.

Aristotle divided animals into those with blood and those without. Carl Linnaeus created the first hierarchical biological classification for animals in 1758 with his Systema Naturae, which Jean-Baptiste Lamarck expanded into 14 phyla by 1809. In 1874, Ernst Haeckel divided the animal kingdom into the multicellular Metazoa (now synonymous with Animalia) and the Protozoa, single-celled organisms no longer considered animals. In modern times, the biological classification of animals relies on advanced techniques, such as molecular phylogenetics, which are effective at demonstrating the evolutionary relationships between animal taxa.

Humans make use of many other animal species for food, including meat, milk, and eggs; for materials, such as leather and wool; as pets; and as working animals for power and transport. Dogs have been used in hunting, while many terrestrial and aquatic animals are hunted for sport. Non-human animals have appeared in art from the earliest times and are featured in mythology and religion.

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The Art Of Animals

Various Animals Gallery

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia

Various Animals Gallery


  • 090314-07072-four   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07072-four Wolf Ademeit

  • 190503-00964-   Wolf Ademeit

    190503-00964- Wolf Ademeit

  • 180219-00212-ice_fox_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    180219-00212-ice_fox_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 180126-01206-wild_cat   Wolf Ademeit

    180126-01206-wild_cat Wolf Ademeit

  • 171027-01297-polar_fox   Wolf Ademeit

    171027-01297-polar_fox Wolf Ademeit

  • 170906-00541-2-hippo   Wolf Ademeit

    170906-00541-2-hippo Wolf Ademeit

  • 170906-00178-asiatic_ibex   Wolf Ademeit

    170906-00178-asiatic_ibex Wolf Ademeit

  • 170906-00141-capricorn   Wolf Ademeit

    170906-00141-capricorn Wolf Ademeit

  • 170904-00117-big_kudu   Wolf Ademeit

    170904-00117-big_kudu Wolf Ademeit

  • 170901-00004-llamas   Wolf Ademeit

    170901-00004-llamas Wolf Ademeit

  • 170427-00306-kangaroo   Wolf Ademeit

    170427-00306-kangaroo Wolf Ademeit

  • 170209-00057-serval   Wolf Ademeit

    170209-00057-serval Wolf Ademeit

  • 150904-00376-young_wisent   Wolf Ademeit

    150904-00376-young_wisent Wolf Ademeit

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    150822-00581-armend_to_fight Wolf Ademeit

  • 150429-00162-let_the_sunshine_in   Wolf Ademeit

    150429-00162-let_the_sunshine_in Wolf Ademeit

  • 150429-00041-curved   Wolf Ademeit

    150429-00041-curved Wolf Ademeit

  • 150412-00171-red_panda   Wolf Ademeit

    150412-00171-red_panda Wolf Ademeit

  • 110903-00726-koala   Wolf Ademeit

    110903-00726-koala Wolf Ademeit

  • 110820-00398-sitting_bull   Wolf Ademeit

    110820-00398-sitting_bull Wolf Ademeit

  • 100807-11078-lauschangriff   Wolf Ademeit

    100807-11078-lauschangriff Wolf Ademeit

  • 100724-06369-gremlins_2   Wolf Ademeit

    100724-06369-gremlins_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 100327-00192-kangaroo   Wolf Ademeit

    100327-00192-kangaroo Wolf Ademeit

  • 100306-00556-ouch   Wolf Ademeit

    100306-00556-ouch Wolf Ademeit

  • 091108-00954-otter_2   Wolf Ademeit

    091108-00954-otter_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 091108-00625-deer   Wolf Ademeit

    091108-00625-deer Wolf Ademeit

  • 090613-00047-zwhai   Wolf Ademeit

    090613-00047-zwhai Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07049-one_more Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07042-one Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07033-neerkat Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07024-the_last_sentinel Wolf Ademeit

  • 090125-01021-hippo   Wolf Ademeit

    090125-01021-hippo Wolf Ademeit

  • 090125-00363-sidelight   Wolf Ademeit

    090125-00363-sidelight Wolf Ademeit

  • 090110-00879-breath   Wolf Ademeit

    090110-00879-breath Wolf Ademeit

  • 081227-00779-otter   Wolf Ademeit

    081227-00779-otter Wolf Ademeit

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    081226-00012-atem Wolf Ademeit

  • 081004-00376-dallmeier_sheep2   Wolf Ademeit

    081004-00376-dallmeier_sheep2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 081004-00375-dallmeier_sheep   Wolf Ademeit

    081004-00375-dallmeier_sheep Wolf Ademeit

  • 080914-00170-big_kudu   Wolf Ademeit

    080914-00170-big_kudu Wolf Ademeit

  • 080914-00028-lama_profille   Wolf Ademeit

    080914-00028-lama_profille Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00837-wild_dog_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00837-wild_dog_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080501-12983-training   Wolf Ademeit

    080501-12983-training Wolf Ademeit

  • 080419-11677-glorious   Wolf Ademeit

    080419-11677-glorious Wolf Ademeit

  • 080419-11466-E-eared_fox   Wolf Ademeit

    080419-11466-E-eared_fox Wolf Ademeit

  • 080419-11405-a_ticket_to_ride_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080419-11405-a_ticket_to_ride_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080407-10607-felix   Wolf Ademeit

    080407-10607-felix Wolf Ademeit

  • 080318-09223-beaver   Wolf Ademeit

    080318-09223-beaver Wolf Ademeit

  • 080210-04771-tarantula   Wolf Ademeit

    080210-04771-tarantula Wolf Ademeit

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    070805-00087-schnurrbart Wolf Ademeit

The Art Of Animals