The animals in this category are divided mainly between mammals, fish, birds and reptiles. There are wild and domestic animals from around the world. Topics include the terrestrial and marine life. You can admire them in their natural habitat as urban.
The beaver is a semi-aquatic rodent living in forests. The specie is divided into two main subspecies: North American beaver (Castor canadensis) native to North America and Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) living in Europe and Asia. They are particularly known for building dams and lodges made with the trees they cut with their teeth. They build their lodge in the pond made from their dam. The lodge is used to protect themselves from predators and the weather during the winter. They eat trees and some other plants like water lilies.
Beavers were intensively hunted mainly for their fur.
A bird is an animal with feathers and wings on two legs. They have a lightweight and strong skeleton. They eat insects, nectar, plants, fruits, seeds, fishes and other animals. Some of them are considered very good signers. Like the reptiles, birds lay eggs in nests. Although they are related to reptiles, they are warm-blooded animals.
Birds are recognized by most scientists as descendants from a group of dinosaurs about 150 million years ago.
Many bird species are already extinct due to human activities and many are endangered today for the same reasons.
Caimans are alligatorid crocodylians. They live in South America and are relatively small crocodylians.
The cat as most of us knows it is a domestic cat or pet for the house. It is a small carnivorous mammal in the family of felines. They were domesticated a long time ago around 7500 BC. In ancient Egypt, they were a cult animal. They have been useful to humans to control the household pests like rodents. The breeding of cats has created a wide variety of subspecies with different appearance modifying the color, motifs and patterns of the fur, but also the facial expression.
Chipmunks are small rodents of the family Sciuridae. They are recognizable to their black and white strips on their back. Chipmunks are found in North America and Asia.
The dog is a domestic animal and a subspecies of the gray wolf in the Canidae family. Dogs have been domesticated several thousand years ago by humans and are considered to be very social. There is a great variety of breeds with different colors, sizes, abilities and other characteristics.
Dogs are used as a source of food in some parts of Asia.
Many studies report that dogs have a psychological and physical positive effects.
Elephants are the largest animals on land. They are mammals of the family of Elephantidae. They are found in Asia (South and Southeast) and Africa. Two species are recognised: the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Other species are being discussed.
Elephants are herbivorous. Their natural habitat includes savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. They can live up to 70 years.
Elephants in Africa are considered as vulnerable and in Asia as endangered. The ivory trade is the biggest threat. There are also other threats like the destruction of their natural habitat and conflicts with local people. In Asia, they are used as working animals.
The horse is part of the genus Equus, which includes the Zebra. It was domesticated by humans around 4000 BC. Horses are domesticated, but some subspecies live in the wild.
There are many breeds of horses. For example, some breeds include ponies, draft horses and racing horses. They vary in size, color, endurance and other physical attributes.
Horses have been used through history in a wide range of uses. They have been good working animals for humans. They were more useful and essential to agriculture than today. They are still used in agriculture in least developed countries. They have been used as transportation before the cars. They continue to serve as transportation for the police. They are also raised for recreational purposes and therapy.
The lion is second-largest feline in the genus Panthera, which includes tigers as the largest. The male is recognized by its mane.
They live in Africa, but an endangered population lives in India. They used to occupy a larger territory extended to the Southwest Asia. In Africa, lions can live in savanna grasslands.
The female, the lioness, hunts for the group. Their preys are mainly large mammals like zebras.
The number of lions has decreased due to human activities like habitat loss.
The marmot is a rodent found in North America, Europe and Asia. Marmots live in burrows where they hibernate during winter.
A mollusc is an invertebrate animal found in marine and freshwater habitats. In the same branch, we find the cephalopod molluscs (squid, cuttlefish and octopus) and gastropods (snails and slugs). They are characterized by their mantle and their nervous system. Molluscs are an important source of food for human.
The moose (North America) (Eurasian elk in Europe) is the largest species in the deer family. The males are recognizable for their antlers. Moose are distributed in Canada and USA and the northern part of Eurasia. Predators common to moose are wolves and bears.
The tiger is the largest feline in the genus Panthera, which includes lions. It is recognizable by a pattern on its fur with dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange. They are usually solitary.
Tigers live in Asia. The population is larger in India and in Southeast Asia. The total population includes many subspecies depending of regions. They are often found in forests.
The tiger is an endangered species. The total number is estimated in the 3000. Some countries only have tens of individuals. More than 90% of tigers have disappeared due to human activities. The main reasons for that decline include the destruction of their habitat, the fragmentation of their habitat caused by human and illegal hunting. Many species are now extinct due to human activities.
Wild marine life
The zebra is an animal that includes many species of African equids. It is also part of the genus Equus, which includes the horse. Zebras are characterized by a pattern of black and white stripes.
Unlike the horses, they are not domesticated and live in the wild. They are found in Africa and typically in savannas. They tend to form herds.
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The Animal wallpaper gallery contains 31 high quality wallpaper galleries. This wallpaper gallery is a sub-gallery of the Desktop Wallpapers gallery. This gallery includes the following topics: Beaver, Bird, Caiman, Cat, Chipmunk, Cow, Crab, Crayfish, Deer, Dog, Elephant, Fish, Frog, Horse, Lion, Lizard, Lobster, Marmot, Meerkat, Mollusc, Moose, Porcupine, Rabbit, Rhinoceros, Sheep, Snake, Squirrel, Tiger, Turtle, Wild marine life, Zebra.
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