Classes of Animals - Julia


Amphibians live in water and on land.  They grow up in the water and when they are grown they move onto land.   Amphibians have either wet and slimy skin or dry and bumpy skin.  Some amphibians, like frogs, drink water through their skin.  A frog is an example of an amphibian.


Most birds can fly but some cannot, like an ostrich.  Some birds are tall and some are short.  All birds have feathers, wings, and a beak.  Birds lay eggs.  Some birds can swim, such as ducks, swans, and penguins.


Fish live in water.  Some are very colorful.  Fish swim using their fins.  They breathe by using their gills.  They have scales on their bodies to protect them.


All insects have six legs.  They have three body parts,  the head, the thorax, and the abdomen.  Some insects glide on water.  Some insects have wings to help them move around.  Other insects have legs and feet to move.  Some insects are ants, butterflies, and ladybugs. 


Mammals are animals that have fur or hair on their bodies.  They can move fast or they can move slow.  Baby mammals drink milk from their moms.  Guinea pigs, dogs, and people are mammals. 


The reptile family is sometimes mean.  Some reptiles are big and some are small.   They have scales and tough skin to protect themselves.  They are cold-blooded animals.  Snakes, turtles, lizards and alligators are examples of reptiles. 

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