6 Major Characteristics of Animals

By Lisa and Elissa

Their internal spine

Whether they are invertebrate or vertebrate, meaning if they have a spine.


A crab does not have a spine, a panda does.

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How they move

Animals can move from one place to another. They can walk, run, swim, fly and slither.

Dogs run and walk, fish swim, birds fly, and snakes slither.

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Where they Live

Terrestrial animals live on land, Aquatic or Marine animals live under water.

Humans and dogs and cats live on land, a squid lives underwater.