Animal Kingdom

By: Alyssa Poetschke

Characteristics

- Animals are multi-cellular

- Animals are heterotrophic (consumes energy releasing foods)

- Animals typically reproduce sexually

- Animal's cells do not have cell walls

- Animals are capable of motion

- Animals can respond to external stimuli as a result of nerve cells, muscles, or both

VERTEBRATES

an animal with a backbone

5 Main Groups

Facts

-About 5% of all animals are vertebrates
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Snakes (vertebrate)

The snake has a feeding mechanism of capturing its prey by either injecting its venom into the prey or tightly wrapping its body around the prey to suffocate it. Most snakes are found in tropical regions. Snakes are found in regions including water, forests, deserts and praises.

INVERTEBRATES

an animal without a backbone

5 Main Groups

Facts

-About 95% of all animals are believed to be invertebrates
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Spiders (invertebrate)

Spiders feeding mechanisms contain hunting, ambushing, and trapping. They first incapacitate their prey by injecting venom through a hole in their fang. Spiders I've on almost all habitats on earth, but they are not found in any polar regions, high mountains, or oceans.