The smallest animal on earth is the tardigrade. The tardigrade is also known as the moss piglet or water bear.Know More
Tardigrades are identified by their segmented bodies. These animals have eight legs. Tardigrades are described as looking like chubby and short caterpillars. They are found in a variety of locations around the globe, from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans.
Tardigrades are invertebrates. An invertebrate is an animal that lacks a backbone. Invertebrates represent a wide range of animal species from spiders to starfish to jellyfish. In fact, approximately 97 percent of all animals on the planet are invertebrates.Learn More
Harbor seals live on the northern coastlines of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and in Arctic regions. Though they spend most of their time in the water, they often search for food along the coast, near the mouths of freshwater rivers and on island beaches and reefs.Full Answer >
Many animals feed on fruit, such as birds, fruit bats, mice, civets, deer and chimpanzees. Some animals subsist entirely on fruit while others, such as foxes, feed on a variety of foods including fruit.Full Answer >
The Trissolcus wasp is one of the few predators that eats stink bugs. The tiny wasp is smaller than a fruit fly but it can kill stink bug eggs. The wasp finds stink bug eggs, then plants eggs of its own inside the stink bug eggs. A larval wasp develops and eats the growing stink bug. The Trissolcus wasp could be useful as a national control for stink bugs.Full Answer >
Animals that live on land are called terrestrial animals. Animals such as cows, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, lions, tigers and foxes are all terrestrial. Terrestrial animals are classified into mammals, reptiles, birds and insects; snakes and lizards are reptiles, while wolves, dogs and cats are mammals.Full Answer >