6 Characteristics of Animals

By Tori Braithwaite

1st Characteristic

The first characteristic is that all animals are multicellular. Multicellular means having or consisting of many cells or more than one cell to preform all vital functions.

2nd Characteristic

The second characteristic is that all animals are hetrotrophic, obtaining their energy by consuming energy-releasing food substances. Which means that whatever they eat has energy in it to make them more active.

3rd Characteristic

The third characteristic is that all animals typically reproduce sexually. which means that they are most likely to have sex to reproduce.

4th Characteristic

The fourth characteristic is that they are made up of cells that do not have cell walls. Which means that that their cells have no structure to hold them.

5th Characteristic

The fifth characteristic is that animals are capable of motion in some stages in their lives. Which means that will have to move at some time in their lives.

6th and Final Characteristic

The final characteristic is that animals are able to respond quickly to external stimuli as a result of nerve cells, muscle or contractile tissue, or both. Which means they have a fast reaction time.