Zoology / Animals
Remote Access (CLP Card)
A virtual trip to the zoo for elementary school-aged children, with interactive information on over 1,200 animals.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Learn all about animals, including dinosaurs, in Pittsburgh's museum.
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Click on "wildlife" to look up an animal at the zoo.
On this website you can learn about the endangered Indiana bat and other bats that live in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
This state agency has many publications on wildlife in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Herpetological Atlas Project
See what kinds of snakes and turtles live in Pennsylvania.
Websites - Encyclopedias & Directories
The Animal Diversity Web
A collection of pictures and information about animals from the University of Michigan. It includes descriptions of many phyla, orders, and families. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance. Some pictures may not display offsite due to copyright restrictions.
eNature Field Guides
Check out these field guides online! Amphibians & reptiles, birds, mammals & fishes; insects, butterflies, & spiders; seashells & seashore creatures.
Endangered Species Program
Information from the US Fish & Wildlife Service on endangered species of the United States. Compare the number of endangered species for Pennsylvania (17) with those of California (292) and Hawaii (317)!
National Geographic: Animals
Colorful feature articles on a variety of animals from around the world.
Learn about North American plants and animals and how the natural world works from this New Hampshire Public Television TV series for students.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: North American Mammals
This is an online database of the mammals of North America. You can search the database or find the mammals that are found in your area. It allows you to compile and print out a field guide in .pdf format of mammals that you select.
Tree of Life
If you are looking for information on a specific animal, try this site where animals are arranged according to an evolutionary tree. In addition to having descriptions of many species, the site also links to web resources on that species. From David R. Maddison and Wayne P. Maddison at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
World Wildlife Fund: Species
Learn about the most endangered species around the world.
This Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology site offers a new bird each week, along with a wav file of its song.
Project Feeder Watch
Help out by counting birds at your feeder.
- Project Feeder Watch
Australian Museum: Fish
Information on hundreds of fish species (find a fish).
The Horseshoe Crab
Information about this ancient marine species that is still common along the eastern coast.
Rhino Information: International Rhinoceros Fund
Information on the current status and threats to each species.