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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 Insects Mammals Ocean Animals 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

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Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal animals are more active at night than during the day. These animals sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den. Many animals, like desert animals, are nocturnal in order to escape extreme daytime heat.

Special Adaptations: Nocturnal animal have special adaptations that help them survive in the dark. Many nocturnal animals, like owls, lemurs and cats, have special eyes that see well in the dark. Some nocturnal animals, like bats, use echolocation, in which the animal emits a high-pitched sound which bounces off objects; the sound is then received by the animal, giving it information about the object's shape, direction, distance, and texture. Other nocturnal animals (like rabbits) have good hearing.

Printouts:

Nocturnal Animals Calendar

Print and color this calendar.
multiple choice

Nocturnal Definition - Multiple Choice Comprehension Quiz

Answer 8 multiple-choice questions on the definition of nocturnal; a lesson in using a dictionary. Go to the answers.


Amur Tiger

The largest member of the cat family, also known as the Siberian tiger.


Aardvark

Aardvarks are large mammals that eat ants.


Alligator

Alligators are large, meat-eating reptiles.

Anaconda

The biggest snake in the world.

Angelshark

Bottom-dwelling, relatively harmless sharks with flattened bodies and a blunt snout.


Aye-aye

A strange primate from Madagascar.


Badger

The badger is a nocturnal mammal with a black-and-white striped face.


Bat

Bats are the only flying mammal.


Bandicoot

Bandicoots are marsupials with pointy snouts.


Bilby

The bilby (also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot) is a small marsupial with long ears.


Binturong

A dark, furry mammal from southeast Asia.


Black-Footed Ferret

The Black-Footed Ferret is an endangered type of ferret.

Boa Constrictor

A large constricting snake from South and Central America.


Bobcat

A fierce, short-tailed wild cat from North America.


Caiman

The caiman is a meat-eating reptile from South and Central America.


Cat

Cats are mammals and are great pets.


Coelacanth

The Coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-canth) is a primitive fish that was thought to have been extinct for millions of years, but a living Coelacanth was caught in 1938.
Nutria

Coypu

Coypus (also called nutrias) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.
cricket

Cricket

Crickets are jumping insects.


Crocodile

Crocodiles are meat-eating reptiles with a long, tapered snout.


Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are cephalopods with relatively short legs, a fin along the entire mantle, and an internal cuttlebone.
mealworm life cycle

Darkling Beetle Life Cycle
Label Me! Printout

Label the life cycle of the yellow mealworm, from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Or go to the answers.


Dingo

The dingo is a wild dog from Australia.


Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is a small, desert fox with very large ears; it lives in the Sahara and in northern Saudi Arabia.


Firefly

The firefly (also known as the lightning bug) is a luminescent flying insect.


Flying Squirrel

A squirrel that glides from trees, using a loose flap of skin.


Fossa

The fossa is a meat-eating mammal from the island of Madagascar.


Fox

The fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Fruit Bat

Fruit bats are large bats that eat fruits and flowers.

Gerbil

The gerbil is a small, long-tailed rodent that is native to dry, sandy areas of Africa and Asia.


Gila Monster

A venomous lizard from deserts of southwestern North America.


Great Horned Owl

A large bird of prey from North and South America.

Grizzly Bear

The Grizzly Bear is a large bear with a muscular hump on its shoulders.


Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are small mammals that can roll into a prickly ball.


Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus is a large mammal that stays in the water a lot.


Horseshoe Crab

The horseshoe crab is a hard-shelled animal that lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor.


Jaguar

The jaguar is a large, spotted wild cat from South and Central America.


Jerboa

The jerboa is a small, long-tailed rodent that hops.


Kakapo

A large, flightless, nocturnal, solitary parrot from New Zealand.


Kangaroo

Kangaroos hop and have pouches. Many kangaroos are nocturnal.


Kangaroo Rat

A small rodent from North America.


Kinkajou

A long-tailed, nocturnal mammal from rainforests in the Americas.


Kiwi

A chicken-sized flightless bird from New Zealand.


Koala

The koala is an Australian marsupial. It is not a bear.


Koala Read and Answer Quiz

Take a quiz on the koala; read the text, then answer the questions. Or go to the answers .


Leopard

Leopards are widely-distributed, spotted wild cats.


Lemon Shark

Large, yellowish predators found near the surface and at intermediate depths.


Lightning Bug

The lightning bug (also known as the firefly) is a luminescent flying insect.


Lion

A group of lions is called a pride.


Lobster

A hard-shelled marine invertebrate with 10 jointed legs.


Loris

Large-eyed primates from Southeast Asia.


Luna Moth

A green moth with long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots.


Lynx

A powerful wild cat from Eurasia and North America.
mealworm life cycle

Darkling Beetle Life Cycle

The yellow mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor).
Megamouth

Megamouth

A large, filter-feeding shark that was only discovered in 1976.
millipede

Millipede

Segmented plant-eaters with many, many legs.
millipede

Millipede Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the millipede.
Answers


Morganucodon

An early mammal from about 200 million years ago.
moray eel

Moray Eel Printout

Long, snake-like fish that have circular gills.


Mouse

Mice are cute, small rodents with long tails. Many mice are nocturnal or partly nocturnal.


Muskrat

Muskrats are rodents that often build dome-shaped houses.


Naked Mole-Rat

Small, almost hairless rodents who live in underground colonies in Africa.


Northern Fur Seal

The Northern Fur Seal is a marine mammal that lives in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Nurse shark

Nurse Shark

A large bottom-dweller with rounded fins.
Nutria

Nutria

Nutrias (also called coypus) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.


Ocelot

Ocelots are wild cats from the Americas.


Okapi

The Okapi is a nocturnal, giraffe-like mammal from African rainforests.


Opossum

The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial in North America. Over 64 species of opossum are found in South America.


Owl

Owls are nocturnal hunters with eyes that face forwards. Or go to an owl quiz -- or go to the answers.


Pangolin

The pangolin is an insect-eating mammal that has protective scales on its body.


Quoll

The Quoll is a cat-sized carnivorous marsupial from the islands of Tasmania and mainland Australia.


Raccoon

The raccoon is a mammal with mask-like markings on its face and a ringed tail.


Rat

The rat is a rodent with a long tail and a pointed snout. Many rats are nocturnal.


Rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes are poisonous snakes that have a rattle at the end of the tail.


Red-Eyed Tree Frog

A rainforest frog with bright red eyes.


Red Fox

The Red Fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Red Kangaroo

Red Kangaroos are large roos from Australia.


Ringtail Possum

A small, nocturnal plant-eating marsupial with long tail.


River Otter

River otters are streamlined, aquatic mammals from North America.


Sandtiger Shark (Sand Shark)

A shark that is cannibalistic before birth.


Saurornithoides

Saurornithoides was a small, fast-moving, meat-eating dinosaur.


Scorpion

A venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.


Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are cylinder-shaped echinoderms.


Serval

The Serval is a long-legged African wild cat.


Shrew

Shrews are tiny mammals that are quite ferocious.


Siberian Tiger

The largest member of the cat family, also known as the Amur tiger.


Skunk

Skunks are black and white mammals that can produce a terrible odor.


Sloth

The sloth is a slow-moving mammal that lives hanging upside-down from trees.


Slow Worm

The slow worm is a legless lizard that looks like a snake (it is not a worm at all).

Small-Eared Zorro

The zorro is a dog-like fox from South America.


Snapping Turtle

A turtle with strong jaws and a long tail.


Snow Leopard

Snow Leopards are rare, pale leopards from the snowy central mountains of Asia.


Spectacled Caiman

The Spectacled Caiman is a common meat-eating reptile from fresh water habitats in South and Central America.


Sugar Glider

This small marsupial (also known as the lesser flying phalanger) glides from tree to tree in Australia and nearby islands.


Tarantula

A tarantula is a large, hairy spider.


Tarsier

Tarsiers are small, nocturnal, arboreal primates with enormous eyes.
Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devils are nocturnal, meat-eating marsupials from Tasmania.
Tasmanian Tiger

Tasmanian Tiger

The Tasmanian Tiger was a large, meat-eating marsupial from Tasmania, mainland Australia, and New Guinea. It is probably extinct.


Three-Toed Sloth

The sloth is a slow-moving mammal that lives hanging upside-down from trees.


Tiger

Tigers are large, fierce cats that have stripes.


Toad

Toads are amphibians with poison glands and usually warty skin.


Tuatara

An unusual reptile from islands off New Zealand.


Vampire Bat

Vampire bats are the bat that drinks blood.


Vinegaroon

A whip scorpion, an arachnid that emits a vinegar-like mist.


Walkingstick

The Walkingstick (also called the laboratory stick insect) is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig. Or go to a printable Walkingstick read-and-answer quiz or the quiz answers.
Weddell seal

Weddell Seal

The Weddell seal is a large, nocturnal pinniped from Antarctica.


White Rhinoceros

The White rhinoceros is a large rhino with gray skin and two horn-like spikes on its head.


Wild Cat

African Wild Cats are fierce, solitary hunters.


Wombat

The wombat is a rare, burrowing marsupial from mainland Australia and Tasmania.

Zorilla

The Zorilla is a skunk-like mammal that lives in Africa.
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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