What Is a List of Terrestrial Animals?

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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.

Based on what they eat, terrestrial animals are further classified into carnivores and herbivores. Herbivores are plant- and grass-eating animals, while carnivores are flesh eaters.

Terrestrial animals live in different habitats. Lions, elephants, antelopes, zebras, giraffes and elephants live in the great African plains. Snakes and lizards live in marshy woodlands.

Some terrestrial animals such as cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep are domesticated for milk and meat.