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Classifying Animals. Animals can be classified into six groups. Mammals. What are Mammals?. They breathe through their lungs Mammals are warm-blooded animals All mammals are covered with hair Most mammals give birth to their young alive Female mammals produce milk to feed their young.

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Classifying animals

Classifying Animals


Animals can be classified into six groups

Animals can be classified into six groups


Classifying animals

Mammals


What are mammals

What are Mammals?

  • They breathe through their lungs

  • Mammals are warm-blooded animals

  • All mammals are covered with hair

  • Most mammals give birth to their young alive

  • Female mammals produce milk to feed their young


Interesting facts to note

Interesting facts to note

Dolphy, why are we mammals? We look much more like fish.

It’s because our mothers produce milk to feed us! Other types of animals do not do that.

Do you think a bat is a mammal too?


Classifying animals

Reptiles


What are reptiles

What are Reptiles?

  • Reptiles are cold-blooded animals

  • They have dry and scaly skin

  • All reptiles breathe through their lungs

  • Reptiles, except snakes, have four legs and a tail


Classifying animals

Amphibians


What is an amphibian

What is an Amphibian?

  • Amphibians are cold-blooded animals

  • They have moist skin without any hair or scales

  • Their young breathe through gills, whereas the adults breathe through lungs or skin

  • Amphibians can live both on land and in water


Classifying animals

Birds


What are birds

What are Birds?

  • Birds are the only warm-blooded animal with feathers

  • Their feathers protect them and keep them warm

  • The wing and tail feathers help them to fly

  • Most birds have streamlined bodies and hollow bones to help them fly

  • Birds have a beak and two legs

  • The beak helps them to get food


Some important facts to remember

Some important facts to remember

  • Not all birds can fly.

  • Eg. 1) The penguin has paddle-shaped wings which serve as flippers for swimming.

  • Eg. 2) The ostrich is the largest bird in the world and it cannot fly. However, it can run very fast.


Classifying animals

Fish


What is a fish

What is a Fish?

  • All fish live in water

  • Most fish breathe through their gills

  • The gills are located under the gill cover

  • Most fish have gills, fins and scales

  • The fins help the fish to swim and balance in water

  • The scales protect the fish and enable it to swim smoothly through the water


Classifying animals

Anthropods


What is an anthropod

What is an Anthropod?

  • An anthropod is an animal with more than four legs

  • Anthropods are a special group of animal that do not have a backbone

  • Insects are categorized as anthropods

  • Insects have three body parts, six legs, a pair of feelers and may have at least one pair of wings

  • A spider is not an insect because it has eight legs


The six classes of animals are

The Six Classes of Animals are:

  • Mammals

  • Reptiles

  • Amphibians

  • Birds

  • Fish

  • Anthropods

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