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Alligator Bear Camel Dolphin Elephant Fish Giraffe Hippo Insect Jellyfish Kangaroo Lion Monkey
Newt Owl Penguin Queen Bee Raccoon Seal Tiger Unicorn Viper Whale Fox Yak Zebra
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Children like learning about wild animals. Our ABC Animals section connects English with kids' interests. Young learners can build vocabulary and develop their reading skills, while at the same time broading their knowledge of animals.

There are 26 interactive animal readers. Each of them provides quick information and fun facts about animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects. You can also view some interesting animal pictures.

animals A-H »
animals I-P »
animals Q-Z »

For printable readers visit please the ABC Animals Printable Materials section.

animals a - h
A for Alligator B for Bear C for Camel D for Dolphin E for Elephant F for Fish G for Giraffe H for Hippo

a for alligator »

Alligators live in America. They are giant, intelligent reptiles directly descended from ancient crocodilians that were alive before the dinosaurs.

b for bear »

Bears are fast runners, excellent swimmers and good climbers. They may look cute, but this animal is very dangerous!

c for camel »

Camels are called ships of the desert. They have several adaptations that protect them during sandstorms. They are used for transport, milk, hides and wool.

d for dolphin »

Altough they live in the water, dolphins are mammals, not fish. They are intelligent, playful creatures, friendly to humans.

e for elephant »

Elephants are the largest mammals in the world that live on land. They have a gentle personality, and are very sensitive and clever.

f for fish »

Fish live and breathe in water, have slimy bodies and are cold-blooded. There are many kinds of fish, some have bones, but others only cartilage.

g for giraffe »

Giraffes, the tallest of the land animals, live in the savannas of Africa. They are well known for their long necks, long legs and spotted patterns..

h for hippo »

Hippos live in the rivers, lakes and swamps. They are the third largets African animal. Adult hippos have no natural enemy.

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animals i - p
I for Insect J for Jellyfish K for Kangaroo L for Lion M for Monkey N for Newt O for Owl P for Penguin

i for insect »

There are over 1 million different known species of insects in the world, and some experts estimate that there might be as many as 10 million!

j for jellyfish »

Jellyfish have fish in their name, but they are not fish. They live in every ocean in the world, even in freshwater lakes too.

k for kangaroo »

Kangaroos are the symbol of Australia. They appear on Australian postage stamps, coins, and even on Autstralian planes.

l for lion »

Lions live in bush, grasslands, savannas and woodlands. The lion is a symbol of power, courage and nobility.

m for monkey »

There are two types of monkey: the Old World Monkey and the New World Monkey.

n for newt »

Newts are brightly coloured salamanders. These small amphibians are found in moist, wooded areas in North America, Europe and Asia.

o for owl »

Owls are mysterious birds. They like lonely places. In many countries the owl is a symbol of wisdom.

p for penquin »

Penguins are birds, but unlike most birds they are not able to fly. They live in the southern half of the world. Many penguins are not afraid of people.

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animals q - z
Q for Queen Bee R for Raccoon S for Seal T for Tiger U for Unicorn V for Viper W for Whale X in Fox Y for Yak Z for Zebra

q for queen bee »

Honey bees are the only insects that produce a food consumed by humans. Honey is produced in one of the busiest yet most efficient factories in the world - a beehive.

r for raccoon »

Raccoons are curious, intelligent and often troublesome mammals. They me be found in hollow trees, ground burrows and brush piles.

s for seal »

Seals are marine mammals. There are lots of kinds of seals. Scientists group them into three main types: true seals, eared seals, and walruses.

t for tiger »

Tigers are the biggest cats in the world. They live in steamy hot jungles as well as icy cold forests.

u for unicorn »

Unicorns are one horned mythical creatures that can be associated with all kinds of mythology.

v for viper »

Vipers are weird creatures. They can move without legs, and can cause sickness or death with a single bite.

w for whale »

Whales are large, intelligent animals. They are not fish, they are mammals that spend their entire lives in the water.

x in fox »

Foxes are the smallest member of the dog family.They have characteristics of both dogs and cats, and are nocturnal animals.

y for yak »

Yaks originate in the Himalayan Mountains, and have been domesticated for about 5000 years.

z for zebra »

There are three species of Zebra, all native to the African continent. They differ slightly in their stripes, but all have the same general shape.

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English resources
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printable worksheets and readers alphabetically

Enjoy our collection of printables that can help children develop their vocabulary and reading skills. The worksheers include a variety of word games for practising and reinforcing new language. The reader sheets come with amazing animal facts.

All of the worksheets on this site are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from

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