Classifying Animals

Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

Cheetah in the wild.


Check out this Cheetah! Cheetahs are classified as mammals. Mammals are animals that drink milk from their mothers and have fur or hair. Click the link to learn more about mammals!

a green snake.


Woah! A slithery snake! Snakes are considered Reptiles. They lay eggs and typically have scales. A snake is a type of reptile. Click below to learn more about reptiles!

a salamander in snow.


What is this creature? It is a salamander! Salamanders are amphibians. They are cool because they can live in water and on land. How Cool! Click below to learn more!

How to Classify Animals (Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians).

There are over 8 million species of animals in the world. We can group animals into different categories/classifications to understand more about them. In this lesson we will learn about Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians.

Mammals are a classification of animal. Mammals are warm blooded; their temperature stays the same no matter the environment. Mammals have hair or fur and give birth to live young. Example: Elephant

Reptiles are another classification of animal. Reptiles are cold-blooded; their body temperatures change based on the environment. Reptiles are covered in scales or bony plates and give birth to shelled eggs. Example: Alligator.

Amphibians are also a classification of animal. Amphibians live on land and in water and are usually found in warm environments. Amphibians have skin and no scales or plates. Example: Salamander.

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