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Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on an animal to go to that printout.
For the top 25 printouts, click here.
Amazing Animal Extremes:
World records for the biggest, weirdest, and most bizarre animals

BIGGEST:
Biggest Animal that Ever Lived:


Blue Whale

A baleen whale that is the largest animal that ever lived on Earth.
Biggest Land Animal Today:


African Elephant

The African Elephant is the largest living land animal.
Biggest Land Animal Ever
and the
Biggest Dinosaur:


Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus was a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eating dinosaur from Argentina. It was from 130-140 feet (40-42 m) long.
Biggest Meat-Eating Dinosaur:


Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus was a sail-backed dinosaur from Africa.
Biggest Lizard:


Komodo Dragon

The biggest lizard in the world and a fierce predator.
Biggest Fish:
Biggest Shark
Whale shark

Whale Shark

The largest fish (and the largest shark). It is a shark that is a filter feeder -it eats tiny marine organisms.
Biggest Meat-Eating Shark Today:


Great White Shark

The Great White Shark is the biggest meat-eating shark.
Biggest Meat-Eating Shark Ever:


Megalodon

The biggest-known meat-eating shark - it lived between 25 million and 1.6 million years ago. Megalodon was up to 40 feet (12 m) long and its teeth were each the size of a person's hand.
Biggest Land Mammal Ever:

Baluchitherium

Baluchitherium (now called Indricotherium) is a large, extinct, hornless rhinoceros. It was 8m long and 5m high (at the hips) - perhaps the largest land mammal that ever lived.
Biggest Dog Breed (tie):


Mastiff

The Mastiff is a huge, intelligent, and powerful dog that is often used as a guard dog. It and the St. Bernard are the biggest dog breeds.
Biggest Dog Breed (tie):


St. Bernard

A large, muscular, heroic dog originally from Switzerland. It and the Mastiff are the biggest dog breeds.
Biggest Invertebrate:
Biggest Squid



Giant Squid

The Giant Squid is the biggest invertebrate in the world. It has ten arms, and the eyes are the size of basketballs.
Biggest Butterfly (Wingspan):


Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world. Its wingspan is about 1 foot (30 cm) wide.
Biggest Insect:
Scarab Beetles
(Goliathus goliatus, Goliathus regius, Megasoma elephas, Megasoma actaeon, and Titanus giganteus) These massive beetles are up to 8 inches long.

TALLEST/LONGEST:
Tallest Land Animal:

Giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest land animal today.
Tallest Dinosaur:
Brachiosaurus

Ultrasauros

Ultrasauros was the tallest dinosaur - it was a huge, long-necked dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic period.
Longest Insect:

Stick Insect
(genus Pharnacia) This huge walkingstick is up to 22 inches (54.6 cm) long.

SMALLEST:
Smallest Bird:


Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are the smallest birds. The smallest humingbird is the bee hummingbird, which is 2.5 inches long ( 6.2 cm) weighing only 0.06 oz (1.6 g).
Smallest Mammal Ever:
Hadrocodium
Hadrocodium is the smallest-known mammal. It was the size of a paper clip and lived about 195 million years ago.
Smallest Insect:
Fairy Fly
(Prestwichia aquatica) This parasitic wasp is only 1/100 of an inch long.

LOUDEST:
Loudest Animal in the World:


Blue Whale

A baleen whale that is also the biggest animal on Earth.
Loudest Land Animal:


Howler Monkey

The Howler's call can be heard up to three miles (4.8 km) away

Loudest Insect:
African Cicada
(Brevisana brevis). It regularly produces sounds at 106.7 dB at a distance of 50 cm (this is about as loud as a power saw).

FASTEST:
Fastest Runner:


Cheetah

The cheetah is the fastest running land animal. Or go to a simple cheetah coloring printout (just the image).
Fastest Running Bird:


Ostrich

The ostrich is the fastest running bird; it can run up to 43 mph (70 kph).
Fastest Running Dog:


Greyhound

The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dog for short distance runs.
Fastest Running Insect:
Australian Tiger Beetle
(Cicindela hudsoni). It can run 5.6 miles per hour (2.5 meters per second).
Fastest Diving Bird:


Peregrine Falcon

The fastest flyers while diving; they prey upon other birds.
Fastest Swimming Fish:
Sailfish
The sailfish is the fastest-swimming fish. It swims up to 68 mph (110 kph).
Fastest Swimming Sharks:


Mako Shark and Blue Shark

The Mako Shark and the Blue Shark are the fastest swimming sharks!

LONGEST MIGRATIONS:
Longest Flying Migration:

Arctic Tern

A small bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year, flying 20,000 to 25,000 miles (32000-40000 km) each year.
Longest Migration for an Insect:
Desert Locust
(Schistocerca gregaria). It migrates from the west coast of Africa to islands in the West Indies and back each year (4500 km each way).

LONGEST-LIVED:
Longest-Lived Animal:
Giant tortoise
(Testudo elephantopus). Its life span is up to 177 years.

LONGEST INSECT LIFE CYCLE:


Cicada

The nymph stage lasts up to 17 years in northern periodical cicadas (Genus Magicicada).

MOST LEGS:
Animal with the Most Legs:
millipede
Millipede

The millipede with most legs is Illacme plenipes, which has 750 legs.

MOST VENOMOUS:
Most Venomous Fish:
Reef Stonefish
(Synanceia verrucosa). A jab from one of the 13 poisonous spines on the dorsal fin of this fish can kill a human.
Most Venomous Spider:
Sydney Funnel Web Spider
(Atrax robustus). This large, aggressive, black spider has powerful fangs.
Most Venomous Insect:
Harvester Ant
(Pogonomyrmex maricopa). They have venom that is the most toxic, as measured by its toxicity to mice.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Amphibians Arachnids Birds Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Fish Insects Mammals Invertebrates Reptiles
Camouflaged Endangered Hibernating Life Cycles Migratory Nocturnal Poisonous Underground Venomous
Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Australia Europe North America South America
Coral Reef Desert Grassland Pond Coniferous Forest Ocean Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rainforest Tundra More Biomes
Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on a letter to go to that page of animal printouts.

In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)



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