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Animals Vocabulary List & Definitions


Animals that are active throughout the day.
diversity The condition of having a great deal of variety.
extinction The act of a species disappearing completely.
habitat A specific dwelling place where an animal lives.
herbivore Animals that gain nourishment through plants.
invertebrate Animals that are without a back bone or spinal column.
nocturnal Animals that move around and are awake at night.
predator Animals that live by preying on other animals.
prey Animals that are eaten by other animals.
vertebrate Having a spinal column or backbone.
carnivore A mammal that gains nourishment through eating flesh of other animals.
conservation The act of preserving something.

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